What you will learn

Gain contemporary skills and knowledge for your job now.

Evaluation is a critical examination methodology that plays an essential role in supporting ongoing improvements and innovation in the agricultural industry.

This Melbourne MicroCert has been developed for agricultural practitioners and extensionists seeking industry-aligned skills to influence sustainable change and innovation.

Explore the role of evaluation in agricultural innovation

Develop an understanding of the purposes and features of evaluation methods and how they can be applied in agricultural innovation contexts. Reflect on the social and political dimensions of evaluation strategies and practice.

Identify best practice evaluation approaches and methods

Compare and contrast different evaluation approaches and methods in agricultural contexts. Share findings with peers and hear from evaluation practitioners working in the industry.

Assess evaluation reports to improve industry practice

Apply your knowledge of evaluation approaches to assess industry evaluation reports. Justify your assessment using best practice evaluation techniques.

Who you will learn from

Learn from skilled academics and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.

Professor Ruth Nettle

Professor in Agriculture and Food, and Head of Rural Innovation Research Group (RIRG)

Ruth's research interests include rural workforce development, the role of extension in rural change, and farming systems change. Ruth has provided input into the issues facing rural industries in Australia through strategic reviews into human and social capacity, the role of development in the future of RD&E, and the role of extension.

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For individuals

To take Evaluation in Agricultural Innovation as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.

$990.00 AUD (inc GST)

Please contact Student Support to discuss discounts and payment options for University of Melbourne staff or alumni, or to pay by invoice.

For teams

If you have three or more team members who are keen to upskill with Evaluation in Agricultural Innovation, get in touch to discuss pricing. For large groups, we can also deliver and contextualise this course exclusively for your organisation.

Pricing on request


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