Training and education for agribusiness

Training and education are fundamental to building a productive, profitable and sustainable agricultural industry in Queensland.

You may be able to access additional opportunities through your local:

Training

Access AgForce's nationally accredited training courses, such as chemical accreditation and land management, to equip you to grow your enterprise through sustainable resource management and personal upskilling.

Support your biosecurity preparedness with Plant Health Australia's National emergency plant pest training program including simulation exercises and face to face and online biosecurity training.

Learn how to interpret and use climate forecasting tools for on-farm decision making.

If you are under 25, you can access free TAFE training and careers to support work opportunities in high priority areas such as agriculture and horticulture.

Mentoring

Access volunteer experts' business insights, options and suggestions through the Mentoring for Growth program, available to eligible businesses across Queensland.

If you are an agricultural graduate, you can be placed in the Queensland Farmers' Federation's Agricultural extension work placement program and be mentored within host organisations to gain experience and develop the skills required to engage with primary producers.

Scholarships

The QTAC Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarship program assists students from regional and remote areas of Australia.

Build your capacity to lead with an AgriFutures' industry scholarship.

If you are a higher education student, you can apply for an Australian Pork Limited industry scholarship to establish your research career or gain experience within the industry.

Drive innovation in the grain industry through a Grains Research Development Corporation award, scholarship or sponsorship and develop into a highly trained and motivated researcher, extension specialist, grower or adviser.

Consider an international research scholarship or fellowship with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, designed to build the capacity of individuals and institutions in developing countries to carry out agricultural research projects.

Queensland Government events

We run regular workshops, field tours, shed meetings and training to keep producers informed.