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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 opportunity 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
 

Horticulture

The horticultural sector includes everything from plant care to landscape management. Our practical courses will get you job ready sooner. Our courses cover planting, propagating, irrigating, pruning, processing, and fertilising. Practice your horticulture skills in our large grounds that include sprawling lawns, gardens, nurseries, and reclaimed forest parks.

The horticulture industry is experiencing strong growth with more than 50,000 job openings expected in nurseries and gardens across Australia over the next five years. An increased focus from both the public and private sector on horticultural biodiversity and sustainability is helping to drive this growth.

We offer a range of horticulture courses including landscaping, turf management, and arboriculture. Studying horticulture can set you on the path to becoming a greenskeeper, arborist, or landscaper as well as opening up a range of generalist horticulture roles in nurseries, parks, and gardens.

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Career Outcomes
  • Arborist
  • Conservationist
  • Gardener
  • Greenskeeper
  • Horticulturalist
  • Landscaper
  • Nursery worker
  • Park ranger
 
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Study horticulture at TAFE Queensland

The horticultural sector includes everything from plant care to landscape management. Our practical courses covering planting, propagating, irrigating, pruning, processing, and fertilising will get you job ready sooner. Practice your horticulture skills in our large grounds that include sprawling lawns, gardens, nurseries, and reclaimed forest parks.

 

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