Queensland Apprenticeship Advisers
Terri Henry - Southern Queensland
Contact: 0418 421 587 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Taking your own horse and tack to school with you
Forget Mary who took her little lamb to school – the Australian Agricultural College Corporation is inviting you to bring your horse to school.
In an innovative move, the college has launched a new delivery method for Certificate 3 Breeding, and Certificate 3 Rural Operations (Beef) using local council showgrounds and camping facilities.
Students are able to bring their own horse and tack to school with them and camp out in real jackeroo/jillaroo style while learning competencies such as:
- Carry out basic hoof care procedures
- Educate, ride and care for horses and equipment
- Prepare livestock for competition
- Provide daily care for horses
- Prevent and treat equine injury and disease
The innovative delivery style will assist learning, as students will already be familiar with the horse they are working with and gain the added benefit of strengthening the bond between rider and horse, so important in performing great stock work.
Don’t have your own horse? That’s okay, the college is able to provide contacts to assist you in hiring a horse as required for the course (costs are at the student's expense). These courses will be delivered in a number of regional locations. For more information send an email to Allen Bruce: email@example.com
Rural Skills Australia has developed a two-day Teachers Professional Development tour of local agricultural businesses in the Scenic Rim, in partnership with Growcom and AgForce. This will involve a visit to several local businesses including:
- Symbio Alliance
- Dept of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry
- Normanby Wines, and
- Presentations from several other local businesses and training organisations.
Approximately 20 participants will explore the opportunities available to students within the agricultural sector and receive examples of how subjects such as Maths, English and Science play a big part in many careers in agriculture.
Information gained during the event will assist teachers to better promote potential opportunities to their students, include agricultural examples in their classwork and encourage young people to consider agriculture as a career choice.
Pineapples one day, strawberries the next
Kids in Cane - field trip to Isis Central Sugar Mill
- Ag Inspirations pilot program inspires Queensland students
For specific information on the North Queensland region please contact Bob Ward, Education and Training Adviser for Queensland or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Terri Henry at email@example.com.
Science in Agriculture program a big hit
The ‘Science in Agriculture’ school holiday program was a huge success in Townsville last June, so much so that another program is not too far away.
GTEC Training and development, in partnership with RSA, has created a new and exciting week long agriculture experience program with a focus on the ‘Paddock to Plate’ process of various types of food production. This program will also run in November in the Townsville region, applications for the program will be available in the new school term (early October).
The program will be delivered by GTEC Training and Development and all future programs will go through this organisation in order to maintain sustainability in the region. There are plenty of opportunities still available for students to access great information and experiences in rural industries.
- ONTrack - animated CD Rom
- Careers in Australian Agriculture (animated resource)
- Australian Apprenticeships
- Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
- Vocational education and training information website
- Australian Apprenticeship Pathways
- Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information
- Trade Training Centres in Schools Program
We have prepared a more extensive cross section of links here to the website of national and state organisations. They include industry, careers and training, employment and vocational education.
Role of Apprenticeship Advisers
- Provide Australia-wide coverage to support school leavers and potential employers of agricultural and horticultural Australian Apprenticeships
- Customise high quality information and supporting resources for potential Australian Apprenticeships and employers looking for an apprentice
- Provide industry specific information about the agricultural and horticultural industries to help potential Australian Apprentices to make informed career choices
- Provide accurate, balanced and up-to-date industry specific information to potential apprentices, school leavers and agricultural and horticultural employers, through a variety of communication mediums, including the Internet, face-to-face, print, electronic, web streaming and web portal pathways
- Provide Australia-wide access through the 1800 free call hotline
- Arrange personalised follow-up support and assistance to schools, career advisers and VET coordinators
- Attend forums and career expos
- Arrange and manage a personal development day in partnership with schools, career advisers, agriculture teachers and VET coordinators in several states and regions
- Undertake visits with key school industry liaison officers