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Learning Pathways to Career Success

Whether you are looking to enter the agricultural industry, or you have years of industry experience and want to enhance your skills, Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) offers a wide-range of study options to help you achieve your career ambitions.

Our courses focus on practical, real world training, opening doors to a diverse range of career opportunities in agriculture and the wider rural industries. We work with industry leaders to deliver programs relevant to current and future industry demands, providing a unique mix of practical experience at our industry-scale agricultural enterprises, supported by classroom-based learning as well as flexible online study for some courses. 

TASTE - Get a 'TASTE' for a career in agriculture

Open to secondary school students aged 15 years and over, our unique Agricultural Skills and Technology Experience (TASTE) school holiday program is designed to help students explore the wide range career and training opportunities available in agriculture and rural industries.

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ACCESS AG - Fast track your career in agriculture

Get job-ready sooner or build a solid foundation for university studies in agriculture. Our innovative QATC Access Ag program combines a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) with accredited agricultural training and practical, work integrated learning opportunities.

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SHORT COURSES - Boost your practical skills and knowledge

Stay up to date with Queensland Agricultural Training College’s wide-range of short courses and workshops for rural and related skills. With our flexible delivery and workplace training options, we can tailor a training solution to meet your individual, business or employee needs.

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CERTIFICATE - Skills through practical training

An accredited QATC Certificate-level qualification provides a solid foundation for entry-level agricultural careers, and pathways towards further study and career specialisation. Our Certificate II and III qualifications can be incorporated into school-based and work-based apprenticeships and traineeships, as well as Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS).

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DIPLOMA - Cultivate your agricultural career

Further enhance your skills with a QATC Diploma qualification. QATC Diploma courses provide flexible study options to help boost your career prospects, including on-campus and self-paced online study. Skills recognition (RPL) options available for experienced industry participants.

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BACHELOR - Open the door to a world of career opportunities

Develop higher level, cutting edge knowledge and skills required for employment in tomorrow’s technology driven Agribusiness, Cropping and Livestock industries. Our innovative Bachelor of Agriculture partnership with CQUniversity combines QATC’s renowned hands-on experience with academic study and industry placement, awarding our graduates two highly-regarded qualifications instead of one.

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