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"​TASTE for me was the best!"

  • "There wasn’t any time of the week that I didn’t enjoy or learn something new. It was an experience I’ll never forget."
  • Cloe - 2016 TASTE participant and 2017 student

TASTE Holiday Program

The Agricultural Skills and Technology Experience (TASTE) is a program1 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 career options available in rural industry.


If you're thinking of a career in rural industry or considering attending Emerald Agricultural College or Longreach Pastoral College, the TASTE experience will give you an appreciation of the practical skills training and innovative technology that can help you forge an agricultural career. You will get hands on experience at our farm-scale properties, and meet experienced instructors who are working in the industry.

If you want to work with animals, see crops and pastures, learn how to operate agricultural machinery and equipment, and have fun – come and RIDE IT, DRIVE IT, GROW IT, TASTE IT!


1TASTE is a non-accredited program - students receive a Certificate of Participation

2017 TASTE Dates

​Where? ​When? ​Cost*
​Longreach Pastoral College ​25th - 29th June ​$450
​Longreach Pastoral College ​17th - 21st September ​$450
​Emerald Agricultural College ​24th - 28th September ​$450
​ ​​Check out both colleges during this special 5 day TASTE for school leavers:

​Emerald Agricultural College & Longreach Pastoral College

(arrive and depart from Emerald Agricultural College)

​3rd - 8th December ​$500

*arrival and departure travel not included