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Study agriculture

The agriculture and rural operations industry offers a range of hands-on job opportunities in the great outdoors. Enjoy the fresh air, get your hands dirty, and see the fruits of your labour with a rewarding career on the land.

New advances in technology including drones, autonomous vehicles, robotics, and biotechnology are reshaping the agricultural sector in Australia. Growth in the Asian export markets coupled with rising disposable incomes and changing diet trends are supporting continued growth in this sector.

TAFE Queensland offers a range of practical courses in rural operations, agriculture and agribusiness management, as well as conservation and land management. Whether you want to be a farm hand, park ranger, station manager, or natural resource manager, we have a course that will give you the skills you need to launch your agricultural career.

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Career outcomes
  • Agronomist
  • Farm hand
  • Jackaroo / Jillaroo
  • Park ranger
  • Station manager
  • Natural resource manager
 
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Have the skills and experience but not the qualification?

Take a look at our FREE RPL program. Fully funded recognition of prior learning (RPL) and gap training is now available in 25 qualifications. Eligibility criteria applies.

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Have your agricultural skills and experience recognised with FREE RPL

There are few careers that play a more critical and prominent role in our lives than those who produce the food we eat. Now, existing agricultural and rural operations workers can have their skills recognised at no cost thanks to TAFE Queensland's FREE RPL program.


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Darling Downs and South West

Better to be safe than sorry - basic farm safety

Our rural teachers share their tips for working safely around rural properties and travelling through rural areas.


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Growing potential for women on the land

While working as a young woman in a male-dominated industry has its challenges, Kaitlin Elliot is working hard to prove the disbelievers wrong and inspire other girls to enter the industry she loves. 


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