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Certificate II qualifications, which can be incorporated into school-based traineeships, provide a foundation for entry-level agricultural careers. Students are supported during traineeships and apprenticeships - whether at work or school - with flexible, customisable training options to suit the needs of employers, schools and students.

The next step up, Certificate III qualifications, provide generalist skills development plus the opportunity to commence a path towards career specialisation. QATC offers programs allowing students to focus on specific areas of interest including horses, livestock and cropping.

QATC's Certificate III qualifications are based on the AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations course.  This is the most current Rural Operations training package endorsed by the national regulator of vocational training, and has been developed in response to feedback from industry, to provide new workers in the rural sector with the skills that industry believes they need.

QATC's AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations qualifications are listed as being eligible for the Queensland Government Certificate 3 Guarantee program.  The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III level qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career. The program also supports school students to access training and Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing fee-free training in high priority qualifications.  More information is available here: 

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