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SmartMoves workshop keeps cattle and truckers safe

North West Queensland livestock transporters, farmers, business managers, farm workers are urged to take the opportunity to enrol now in a SmartMoves workshop being held at Mt Isa in February.

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Farm Business Management workshop dates for 2018

New Farm Business Management Skills Set two-day workshop dates for locations across Queensland have been scheduled.

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Scholarship to Access Ag

Dingo local Mitchell Howe is being supported by Central Highlands Regional Council (CHRC) to combine his senior school education with vocational training in agriculture, undertaking the Access Ag program at Emerald Agricultural College.

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Cows with GPS collars boost student digital literacy

A research project being jointly undertaken by CQUniversity agri-tech researchers and the cattle production team at Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) is being used to boost the digital literacy skills and knowledge of high school students.

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COTTON SCHOLARSHIPS ON OFFER FOR AG STUDENTS

The Central Highlands Cotton Growers & Irrigators Association (CHCG&IA) and Cotton Australia have joined forces with Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) to provide scholarships at Emerald Agricultural College to students commencing their studies in 2018.

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Year 12 Fee Free Training Funding

Important information for Queensland Year 12 school leavers

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Emerald Agricultural College 2017 Graduation

Last week Emerald Agricultural College students, staff, family, friends and supporters gathered together to celebrate the 2017 Graduation.

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Longreach Pastoral College 2017 Graduation

Congratulations to all the 2017 graduates and best of luck for the future.

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Funding available to advance business skills

Queensland farmers and managers of agricultural operations are urged to take the opportunity to advance their agribusiness skills at an innovative short course, a two-day Farm Business Management Skill Set workshop focusing on how to take control of farm businesses.

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Ayr ag training hub relocates to town centre

Businesses and individuals looking for ag-related training, now have a one-stop shop located in the convenient town centre of Ayr.

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Ag Innovation inspires Next Generation

Emerald Agricultural College students were extremely impressed with the latest advancements made in agricultural and agribusiness technologies, showcased at the recent AgTeCH17: Build it, Use it, Profit forum and in-field demonstrations organised by the Central Highlands Development Corporation (CHDC).

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Korean horsemanship students pass the winning post in Australia

For the second year, students from Korea have had the opportunity to travel to Australia to learn more about our Thoroughbred racing industry to further their skills and knowledge of thoroughbreds and the racing industry.

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Livestock Supply Chain making SmartMoves

Queensland and northern New South Wales livestock transporters, feedlot managers, livestock agents, processors will be amongst the first to attend an innovative series of skill set training SmartMoves, a three-day workshop focusing on handling and transporting cattle safely and ethically under today’s modern techniques and legislation.

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Local students to attend AgTeCH17 Conference

A number of organisations, including Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC), are behind a sponsorship initiative to allow a number of local students and their teachers to attend the AgTeCH17 Conference organised by the Central Highlands Development Corporation (CHDC).

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Access Ag students ahead of the pack

Access Ag is a brand new rural skills training program for senior school students in 2018, and turns traditional senior schooling education on its head.

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Eligibility criteria for FBMSS expanded

Queensland Farmers Federation has announced that, through the Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance (RSJA), they have been successful in getting the funding eligibility criteria expanded for farm owners, managers and employees

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Scholarships on offer for CQ students to TASTE agriculture

New scholarships for Central Queensland school leaver students to attend the TASTE program in December 2017 have been announced.

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Scholarship supports next generation of CQ Farmers

Central Highlands Regional Council has joined forces with Emerald Agricultural College to provide a boost for young people in the local government area to study the new Access Ag program at the college.

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Muster up your mates to attend AgKnowledge 2 day workshop

Charleville and district agriculturists will be the first to discover the new and improved ag technologies at AgKnowledge, a two-day workshop showcasing innovative agriculture and agribusiness technologies.

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Students excited about ag careers at Emerald

Local students from around Central Queensland came together at Emerald Agricultural College to explore the exciting hands-on, digital and new age careers available in agriculture.

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VR experience at Ekka gives a greater TASTE for careers in ag

Students attending the Beef Week at Ekka couldn’t help but be drawn to the Virtual Reality display at the activation site in the main arena at Beef Week during Ekka 2017.

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Farm Business Management Workshops being held near you

Farm Business Management Skills Set workshops now scheduled for farm owners, managers, and workers throughout Queensland.

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Short courses added to calendar

New short course dates added

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Partnership to boost training in Qld agriculture for jobs of the future

Ensuring primary producers and the next generation of agricultural workers are well-trained and have the right skills for the jobs of the future will be the focus of a new partnership.

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New ag alternative for senior high school students

Next year will see doors open to inaugural students for a new specialist agricultural education program in Emerald, as an alternative to attending a traditional high school for Year 11 and 12.

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30 years in the job!

"It doesn't matter where you go to a horse event on the eastern seaboard of Australia, there is probably a Longreach horse student riding or working around there somewhere," said instructor John Arnold of Longreach Pastoral College, reflecting on his past thirty years of instruction at the College.

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Seeds of new agricultural scholarship sown 25 years ago

The concept for the newly-established Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) scholarship was sparked early this year during celebrations for CQUniversity's 25th anniversary of university status.

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QATC sponsor 2017 training awards

For over 50 years the Queensland Training Awards have been celebrating the top achievements of Vocational Education and Training (VET) students, apprentices and trainees, employers, training initiatives, teachers and trainers, and training providers.

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QATC Cane Haulout 2017

​Skills training to help meet demand for workers in sugar industry

Job opportunities still remain in the sugar industry and jobseekers now have the opportunity to undertake funded training and get a foot in the door of this important industry.

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A milestone for Longreach Pastoral College

Longreach Pastoral College has celebrated 50 years since first opening its doors to students in 1967. It seems fitting that the class of 2017 commenced their semester on Monday 6 February – the exact same date as the inaugural students all those years ago.

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Flexible rural skills training popular in Dalrymple and Flinders regions

Opportunities for agricultural training have been given a boost in the Dalrymple and Flinders regions, with a Rural Training Queensland instructor now based at Charters Towers. New instructor, Jean Robins and her mobile training service, is a welcome addition to fulfil gaps in the training needs of individuals and groups in the local communities.

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Ag scholarship winners set for study in 2017

Over $100 000 in scholarships have been awarded to students enrolling in agricultural courses through Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) this year.

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Agribusiness skill set a flexible study option

A joint initiative between the Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network (QAWN) and Rural Training Queensland, a division of Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC), means farm owners and agribusiness managers can undertake flexible, accredited training to enhance their management skills.

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Longreach Pastoral College Graduation 2016​

Congratulations to all of our 2016 graduates, and best of luck for the future.

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Emerald Agricultural College Graduation 2016

Congratulations to all of our 2016 graduates, and best of luck for the future.

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Ag training expands in Charters Towers

Rural Training Queensland has announced the appointment of new trainer based in Charters Towers to fulfil demand for rural skills development in the region.

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​Scholarship fosters passion for living and studying in regional Qld

With a rural family background and a strong interest in livestock and crop genetics, Emerald local Meg McCosker was eager to undertake an agricultural education after high school, and felt a scholarship would give her the boost she needed to make the most of her studies.

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​$100K in scholarships on offer for ag students

The generosity of several organisations makes over $100 000 of scholarships available to students interested in studying with Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges in 2017.

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A TASTE of ag and they're keen for more

With 2016 coming to a close, school leavers are making big decisions about their careers and post-school education options.

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Glencore scholarship success

An ongoing program of scholarships offered by mining company Glencore is providing a boost for students studying at Emerald Agricultural College.

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AWI and Longreach Pastoral College join forces for wool industry upskilling

Two of the acknowledged leaders in education and skills development in the sheep and wool industry have joined forces to fund and deliver Novice Shearing and Wool Handling Workshops in Queensland's central west.

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​Scholarships to support youth in practical ag education

Students who want to launch a career in agriculture could soon be a step closer to achieving their goal, with scholarships for study at Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges in 2017 now up for the taking.

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​2016 Intercol run and won… by LPC!

​With Emerald Agricultural College (EAC) students arriving at Longreach Pastoral College (LPC) on a Friday afternoon, Intercol kicked off with the Amazing Race Challenge. No EAC-LPC rivalries yet though… students from both Colleges worked alongside each other in randomly assigned teams during the social activities.

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Grand ambitions fostered by CQ University study program

Nicholas McBride has just wrapped up the first year of his Bachelor of Agriculture, and feels energised about his future. With a rural background and a passion for living on the land Mr McBride declares, "A career in agriculture is the only choice for me."

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​Selection of stockhorses and quarter horses for sale by tender

Longreach Pastoral College is proud to offer a select group of horses for sale by tender: Broodmares are a mixture of AQHA & ASHS registered mares. They are PTIF to Genuine Roy and Eskdale West Red Acres. The ridden horses are young horses broken in by LPC students.

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Korean horsemanship students off and racing to Australia

Students from the highly respected Korea Horseman High School are eagerly awaiting their chance to travel to Australia to learn more about our Thoroughbred racing industry.

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