Course Summary:

This online resource provides has been co-designed by the NSW Department of Education and CQUniversity Australia for the NSW Stage 5 Agriculture Syllabus. It incorporates content from the Agriculture and Food Technologies and the Digital Technologies contexts. The course investigates the use of GPS data to improve management of animal welfare.

There are seven (7) modules in this resource:

  1. Design your own research trial
  2. Collect your own livestock tracking data and create your own paddock boundary files
  3. Cleaning GPS data
  4. Importing data layers in ArcGIS
  5. Paddock utilisation
  6. Elevation
  7. Soil.

Learning Outcomes:

The Syllabus Outcomes addressed relate to NSW Stage 5 Agriculture are:

  1. AG5-7: explains and evaluates the impact of management decisions on animal production enterprises
  2. AG5-9: evaluates management practices in terms of profitability, technology, sustainability, social issues and ethics
  3. AG5-11: designs, undertakes, analyses and evaluates experiments and investigates problems in agricultural contexts
  4. AG5-12: collects and analyses agricultural data and communicates results using a range of technologies.

Assessment:  None

Fee:  Free

Duration:  10 hours

Intakes:  Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Study Mode:  Online

Course Enquiries:   agritech@cqu.edu.au or CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au

Course Summary:

This online resource provides has been co-designed by the NSW Department of Education and CQUniversity Australia for the NSW Stage 4 Technology Mandatory Syllabus. It incorporates content from the Agriculture and Food Technologies and the Digital Technologies contexts. The course investigates the use of GPS data to improve management of animal welfare.

The GPS Cows learning module will consist of a unit of work spanning 10 weeks (25 hours) where students will collect their own GPS data and analyse existing livestock tracking data sets. The material is strongly aligned with two contexts (Agriculture and Food Technologies and Digital Technologies) in the Stage 4 Technology Mandatory curriculum. 

Learning Outcomes:  

  1. Understand the process of getting started with ArcGIS by creating groups
  2. Understand the process of importing data layers in ArcGIS
  3. Understand basic data analysis - Paddock utilisation
  4. Understand basic data analysis - Creating a water point, buffer and water visitation
  5. Understand basic data analysis - Water visitation per day
  6. Understand how to use excel to create pivot tables
  7. Understand how to use excel to graph data.

Fee:  $90

Duration:  The GPS Cows learning module will consist of a unit of work spanning 10 weeks (25 hours) where students will collect their own GPS data and analyse existing livestock tracking data sets. The material is strongly aligned with two contexts (Agriculture and Food Technologies and Digital Technologies) in the Stage 4 Technology Mandatory curriculum. 

Intakes:  Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Study Mode:  Online

Course Enquiries:   agritech@cqu.edu.au or CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au