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Course overview


Open the door to a world of careers opportunities


Our innovative Bachelor of Agriculture partnership with CQUniversity, prepares our graduates for success in the real world, like no-one else can.


Combining QATC’s renowned hands-on experience with CQUniversity’s leading academic programs, gives our graduates the advantage of two highly regarded qualifications instead of one, significantly improving career prospects.


Entry into the CQUniversity Bachelor of Agriculture is offered at:

  • Emerald
  • Rockhampton
  • Bundaberg


The first year of study in the Bachelor of Agriculture is delivered principally by Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges, with a focus on hands-on learning in our full-scale working agricultural enterprises.

The development of real world, practical skills builds a strong foundation allowing students to move confidently into their academic study and industry placement during the remainder of the Bachelor of Agriculture program. Years two and three of the degree are delivered by CQUniversity.

In addition to a Bachelor of Agriculture, graduates can also apply to be awarded an AHC50116 Diploma of Agriculture from Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges based on the practical skills acquired during their first year.

Entry into the Bachelor of Agriculture is offered at Rockhampton, Bundaberg and Emerald. 

Program structure

You are required to complete 21 units including 15 core units and six units from your two chosen minors.

Course information

For more information on units of study as part of the Bachelor of Agriculture courses please click here. If you have any further questions regarding the course, please call CQUniversity on 13 27 86.

Residential schools

There are units in this course that will require mandatory residential school attendance for all students, residential schools may be held at Emerald, Bundaberg or Rockhampton dependent on the alignment between unit content and facilities that are available. Click here to view Residential Schools for all units.


Career opportunities for Bachelor of Agriculture graduates vary widely within the public and private sectors across the agriculture and wider agribusiness sectors.

Potential career outcomes include:

  • Agribusiness support sectors such as banking, marketing, consultancy, and logistics
  • Agritech
  • Agronomy
  • Cropping
  • Government policy development
  • Land management
  • Production enterprise
  • Livestock management
  • Industry analysis


For further information, please call CQUniversity on 13 27 86, or QATC on 1800 888 710.

You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

Additional Information


QATC Certificate III graduates can contact QATC for assistance in obtaining direct entry to CQU's Bachelor of Agriculture.  

All other interested students can lodge an application to study at CQUniversity via one of the following Tertiary Admission Centres:

  • Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC)
  • South Australia Tertiary Admission Centre (SATAC)
  • Universities Admission Centre (UAC)
  • Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
  • Western Australia (Apply WA)



All information quoted is current at the date of publication. This information is applicable for Australian citizens or permanent residents only.

Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) reserves the right not to offer a course or unit and/or to decline the enrolment of a student in a course or unit on the basis of student demand and/or resource constraints. QATC advises that course offerings, structures, prices, instructors, assessment, unit objectives, and content may be subject to change without notice as circumstances dictate and reserves its rights generally.

Prospective students should contact QATC to ensure the information they are viewing about this training is still current.

Depending on training requirements and personal circumstances, students may be eligible for financial support, course funding or fee subsidies from government initiatives. For more information, refer to individual course pricing and the QATC Fees and Funding page.

Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) is a Registered Training Organisation. RTO 31258

For information relating to CQUniversity, visit


At a glance

Develop higher level, cutting edge knowledge and skills required for employment in tomorrow’s technology driven Agribusiness, Cropping and Livestock industries.

  • On Campus
  • Face to face
  • 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
  • March 2019
  • 1 Units
  • Fees and Charges
    • Fee-For-Service (FFS) fee rate: Contact QATC or CQU