Start Typing to begin your search

We're sorry, there are no items matching that search

Course overview

Get a ‘TASTE’ for a career in agriculture – COME AND RIDE IT, DRIVE IT, GROW IT, TASTE IT!

 

The unique Agricultural Skills and Technology Experience (TASTE) program1 is designed to help secondary school students explore the wide range of career and training opportunities available in agriculture and rural industries.

 

Open to Year 10, 11 and 12 students aged 15 years and over, the 5-day TASTE program is held during school holidays at:

  • Emerald Agricultural College
  • Longreach Pastoral College

 

Get hands on experience at our working industry-scale properties under the guidance of QATC’s experienced industry specialists and develop an appreciation of the practical skills training and innovative technology that will help forge a career in agriculture – all while having a seriously good time!

 

1TASTE is a non-accredited program - students receive a Certificate of Participation at the completion of the program.

COURSE LOCATIONS

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
02-06 July 2018 Longreach Pastoral College and Emerald Agricultural College
24-28 September 2018 Longreach Pastoral College and Emerald Agricultural College
03-07 December 2018 Longreach Pastoral College and 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.

COURSE & FEE STRUCTURE

The interactive TASTE program gives you an appreciation of the practical skills training and innovative technology that will help you forge a career in agriculture.

Activities include:

  • Learning how to operate agricultural machinery and equipment
  • Exploring the science and technology behind agriculture
  • Feeding and managing livestock
  • Riding motorcycles, quad bikes* and horses

*Minimum age of 16 years for adult-size quad bike activities.

 

Course fees*:

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

All meals, accommodation, travel between Emerald Agricultural College and Longreach Pastoral College during TASTE are included in the fee. 

 

TASTE is a non-accredited program - students receive a Certificate of Participation at the completion of the program.

CAREERS

The TASTE program helps students to:

  • Discover where a career in agriculture and related rural industries can take them
  • Gain hands on, real world experience at our industry-scale properties
  • Interact with our experienced instructors
  • Learn about the exciting range of training and education options available
  • Meet other like-minded students, interested in a career in agriculture
  • Set 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

At a glance

Giving secondary school students the opportunity to explore the diverse career opportunities available in agriculture and rural industries.

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