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Ongoing project

Masterclass in Horticultural Business (LP15001)

Key research provider: University of Tasmania in partnership with Lincoln University and Wageningen Research Academy

What’s it all about?

The Masterclass in Horticultural Business course was developed under the Hort Frontiers Leadership Fund and is aimed at fostering new innovators and leaders for the Australian horticulture industry.

Best described as a ‘mini MBA’, the Masterclass is a nine-month course where participants develop their business skills and build their own business plans for the future. The course is delivered predominantly online, with several face-to-face sessions and field trips to some of Australia’s savviest horticulture outfits.

Levies from some horticulture industries have been co-invested into the Masterclass investment to support scholarships for industry levy-payers (these are advertised in industry channels as they become available), however paid enrolment places are available to all relevant applicants.

For more on the Masterclass, watch this video about students from the very first year of the course.


This project involves the apple and pear, cherry, nursery, summerfruit and vegetable levy, in addition to other funding sources, and is funded through the Hort Frontiers Leadership Fund