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Student Support

Effective student care is essential for the well-being and development of each of our students. Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) is committed to providing an accessible and responsive student care program. Our organisation has sound management practices in place to ensure student needs are met in an effective, responsive and timely manner with a focus on assisting students identify and achieve their desired educational outcomes. 

There are two components of student support. The training component is managed by training managers and instructors are responsible for the training and assessment of the students and should be contacted directly regarding all training issues. The second component of student support is the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of the students. This is managed by the Student Services Managers, who should be contacted immediately if the student and/or parent/guardian have any concerns.

QATC also has a Student Behaviour Management Policy which should be read in conjunction with the Student Handbook.

Download the Behaviour Management Policy here

Literacy & Numeracy Support

QATC provides support through Program Management to students in language literacy and/or numeracy and will tailor training to suit an individual's language, literacy and numeracy skill levels.

If students experience difficulty with language literacy and/or numeracy then this may impede learning and course progression if not identified and addressed at the time of enrolment. Whilst language literacy and numeracy tests are routinely conducted during the first week of classes for full time students, all students are offered the opportunity to undertake and complete a literacy/numeracy screening tool. This tool will assist the student identify the need for additional tutoring and in some cases modifications to learning programs and assessment. We will recommend support where necessary to assist the student to successfully achieve vocational competence in the enrolled course.

Language literacy and numeracy support can be provided on a one on one basis or as individual/small group support in a vocational training session. However, the additional practice and teaching required by a student should not exceed 60 hours per semester. If more than 60 hours of language, literacy and numeracy support is required, the student may be more appropriately enrolled in alternative training.

Orientation

An orientation program is conducted at the beginning of each course; format and structure of orientation may vary depending on the delivery site. Orientation assists students to understand the expectations of them, and to settle into the new training.

Student Associations

Students enrolled in our full time, residential programs, have the opportunity to become members of their student association to consult with college staff and organise fundraising, social and sporting events.

Job Placement Assistance

We have strong links with local industry to assist students with industry placement or work experience opportunities. Our industry networks may also assist full time students to find full-time, part-time and casual employment during the academic year or upon completion of their studies.

Healthcare

There are first-aid officers at each of our colleges and training centres and many of our students and instructors are trained in senior first aid. The townships containing (or nearby) our Colleges and training centres have medical facilities and general practitioners.

Transport

Our Colleges provide shuttle bus services to enable residential students to go shopping or participate in recreational activities in town.

 

More detailed information for students can be found in our current student handbook.