UQ Skills recently held their end of year graduation, with over a 160 people in attendance. Students graduated from programs ranging from their High School engagement program – Certificate II in Rural Operations, programs delivered to UQ undergraduates such as Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and Certificate IV in Captive Animals to students graduating with a Diploma of Agribusiness Management after a yearlong full time delivery.
Some students travelled from as far as Cunnamulla to attend and receive their certificates and awards. One student, Annalee, started her educational journey from her family cattle property based in central Queensland, where she started a degree program in 2018 but found it did not contain the practical knowledge she was after to help manage a property. After hearing about the UQ Skills Diploma of Agribusiness Management program which offers the practical components and knowledge she was after to manage staff, budgets, land, planning and Health and safety, she enrolled and a year later completed and graduated with the Diploma in 2019.
Since completing the program she has already found work within the industry managing a cattle property and her employer has encouraged the application and expansion of this knowledge by allowing her to gain different experiences across multiple properties around the State. Annalee has been so impressed by this program and it’s delivery that she has encouraged others to also undertake this study.
UQ Skills also has a number of full scholarships available for 2020 enrolments in our Diploma program. These are part of the Destination Australia scholarship program and are funded by the Australian Government Department of Education for students wanting to study in regional Australia, which include UQ’s Gatton campus.
Fore more information about UQ Skills scholarships, visit: scholarships.uq.edu.au/scholarship/uq-skills-destination-australia-scholarships.