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The Agricultural Skills and Technology Experience (TASTE) is a program for year 10, 11 and 12 students held at Emerald Agricultural College and Longreach Pastoral College during some school holidays. The program is designed to help young people explore the many education and career options available in rural industry.


This course is offered at Emerald Agricultural College and Longreach Pastoral College - please refer to the intakes listed below: 

Current intake/s for 2018*:

Intake date/s Location
to be advised Longreach Pastoral College and/or Emerald Agricultural College

*Short course schedule is subject to change without notice. Please contact us to confirm locations and times.

Future intakes will be added periodically. Check back regularly for updates or contact us if you are interested in this course.



 TASTE helps teens explore the many career options available in rural industries, giving them an appreciation of the practical skills training and innovative technology that can help them forge an agricultural career.

Activities include

  • Riding motorcycles, quad bikes (must be 16+ years) and horses
  • Feeding and managing livestock
  • Rural operation including machinery and equipment
  • Exploring the science and technology behind agriculture.

Course fees*:

Fee type One-college TASTE (4 days) Two-college TASTE (5 days)
Fee-For-Service (FFS) fee rate $450 per person $500 per person





The TASTE program helps students:

  • Gain hands on experience at our industry-scale properties
  • Meet our experienced instructors
  • Learn about the exciting range of training and career opportunities
    in agriculture and related rural industries
  • Meet others as interested in agriculture as they are setting themselves up to make informed choices when it comes to their future agricultural education and career path. 

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

Course Details - At a glance

TASTE allows young people explore the many education and career options available in rural industry.

  • On Campus, Short Course
  • Non-accredited
  • 4 days for single college TASTE | 5 days for combined college TASTE
  • School holiday program
  • 1 Units
  • Fees and Charges
    • Fee-For-Service (FFS) fee rate: One-college TASTE $450 | Two-college TASTE $500