- The Queensland agriculture sector has joined together to support an initiative encouraging primary school students to visit farms and other primary education sites to grow their knowledge by learning about agriculture production, sustainable practices and land stewardship. Read the media release HERE.
- Women’s work and expertise are critical in maintaining and developing agricultural businesses and there is considerable work to be done to ensure farm businesswomen to achieve the recognition they deserve. Read more about research carried out by the Queensland Farmers’ Federation and Griffith University HERE.
- Fourteen trainee extension officers have successfully graduated from the Agriculture Extension Work Placement Program ready to begin their careers after a year working with various natural resource management and agricultural advisory groups assisting farmers to improve land management practices. Read more HERE.
- Recent graduate of the Agriculture Extension Work Placement Program, Harry James gives three reasons why his involvement in the program and work with Cape York Natural Resource Management was awesome. Check out the video HERE and see more graduate videos about their experiences HERE.
- A record 60 schools will take part in the 2020 Agribusiness Gateway to Industry Schools Program using e-technologies that will give them access to the most up to date practices in agriculture. The program is a partnership between schools, training providers, universities and industry, which helps young people move from school into further education or employment. Details HERE.
- Skills Impact are about to commence work on new projects that have just been approved by the Australian Industry and Skills Council and the pre-qualified supplier (PQS) system has been replaced by Skills Assure. Stay up to date with what’s happening in the training space HERE.
- Hort Innovation has undertaken to build a foundational understanding of the seasonal workforce requirements for the horticulture sector, and to understand the impacts that COVID-19 has had on this workforce. The findings will assist the industry to discuss and develop solutions to improve access and management of an appropriately skilled seasonal workforce. Take part in the survey HERE.
- Tafe Queensland is now offering a new micro-credential in Rural Electrical Safety Awareness (MCC00024). This online short course is suitable for agricultural workers who work near live electrical apparatus and covers hazard identification, risk control and risk assessment. For more information and to enrol, click HERE.
- Bioreactors and nitrate sensors ignited interesting discussions on the banks of Banyan Creek recently. Tully State High School Agricultural Science students visited a Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project sub-catchment water quality monitoring station to learn more about the multi-million-dollar project happening in their hometown. Details HERE.
QFF Project Manager Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance
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