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Course overview

A joint initiative between QATC Longreach Pastoral College and Longreach State High School

Rural Reach students will be able to board on campus at Longreach Pastoral College whilst completing their senior studies at Longreach State High School.


This course is offered at the following QATC locations:

  • QATC Longreach





Rural Reach offers families the opportunity for their Year 10 - 12 students to complete their secondary school studies at Longreach State High School, while undertaking rural skills training at Longreach Pastoral College.
» Complete senior studies at Longreach State High School
» Gain additional industry qualifications through Longreach Pastoral College
» Board at Longreach Pastoral College
» Be part of a progressive regional community
» Pursue your post school goal of employment or further study

Enrol at Longreach State High School

Longreach State High School is renowned for excellence in student outcomes in the senior years of education, being awarded the 2017 State Showcase Award for Excellence. The school offers a range of subjects preparing students for both University and Vocational pathways. Students are able to undertake school based apprenticeships and traineeships during Year 11 and 12. 

Students in the Rural Reach program will complete a vocational qualification in agriculture (AHC21216 Certificate II in Rural Operations) at the Longreach Pastoral College as part of their senior studies. This Certificate will contribute to their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). Students enrolled at Longreach State High School are able to undertake this qualification without being part of the Rural Reach program.

Board at Longreach Pastoral College

Rural Reach students will be able to board on campus at Longreach Pastoral College, where the care and welfare of students is professionally managed. Students will be transported between the college and school, and after hours services include pastoral care and extra-curricular activities such as participation at regional shows, social activities, and community programs and events.
Options for full term or weekday boarding are available. 

Additional Opportunities

Students who are completing the Rural Reach program may wish to consider a traineeship in agriculture (AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture) under the supervision of the college. This training contributes to a student’s QCE, and from 2019 to the new Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).


For more information, or to discuss the suitability of Rural Reach for your family, please contact:
Brendan Krueger – Principal
Longreach State High School
Phone: 07 4652 8333


PO Box 104, Longreach, QLD, 4730

Vocational Training is funded by the Queensland Government under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program.  Students should consult our fees policy on the QATC Fees and Funding page or Queensland Skills Gateway for information about eligibility requirements


The AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture qualification, completed in Year 12, provides a general vocational outcome in agriculture, and builds on the AHC20116 Certificate II in Agriculture completed in Year 11.

Industry expects individuals with this qualification to perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications applied in a wide variety of contexts, which may involve application of some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures.

Job roles vary across different industry sectors and may include:

  • Farm or station hand
  • Farm or station worker


Compulsory requirements

Completion of Year 10

Additional Information

Course disclaimer

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

At a glance

Complete senior studies at Longreach State High School whilst borading at QATC Longreach

  • School Based
  • Full time
  • Dependant on year level
  • 29 January 2019 - 29 November 2019
  • 1 Units
  • Fees and Charges