Overview

The University of Queensland's Gatton Vocational Education Centre (UQ-GVEC) is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO Number 1511) located at the UQ Gatton Campus and is a Centre wholly under the University of Queensland and operates under the Office of the Director Gatton Campus (ODGC).

The primary role of UQ-GVEC is to offer a range of applied rural educational programs and courses that are innovative and not traditionally offered via the Universities academic programs. Our level of delivery ranges from a Certificate Level 1 to the Advanced Diploma (AQF 6) and we are nationally accredited.

Our engagement model is designed to provide aspirational opportunity to students (such as high schools) who may not elect to undertake the traditional entry OP model and seek to undertake vocational level qualifications for a career pathway or as a pathway towards the higher education sector subject to their specific entry requirements.

The centre incorporates three operational platforms: 

1.    Internal teaching – via provision of various Certificate Level III and IV qualifications aligned to Academic programs such as Veterinary Technology and Wildlife.

 2.    External teaching - through the delivery of rural qualifications and skills sets associated with programs customised to meet industry needs, primarily in remote or regional parts of Queensland including;

  •  High Schools Programs (Certificates II and III);
  • Prisons Programs across Qld (Certificates 1 to III). 

3.    Professional Development – through provision of ‘fee-for-service’ customised short courses delivered within the Gatton Campus or commercial delivery through grants or funding sourced from Government and private sectors;

UQ-GVEC employs a core fixed term staff of approximately 15 and a casual pool of more than 30 staff including senior academics and vocational training staff.

UQ-GVEC is currently registered to deliver 33 qualifications to an Advanced Diploma (AQF6) within the rural training packages: 

·         AHC10 Conservation and Land Management;

·         AHC10 Rural Production;

·         AHC10 Amenity Horticulture; and

·         ACM10 Animal Care and Management. 

UQ-GVEC has further diversified its products and services to incorporate teacher training and professional development through programs such as the TAE50111-Diploma of Vocational Education and Training, the TAE50211-Diploma of Training Design and Development, and the TAE40110-Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Operationally, the Centre has grown significantly over the past five years. UQ-GVEC is working towards matching this performance and growth rate with the provision of superior quality training and meaningful models of delivery and engagement, which combine ‘Science with Practice’.

 

The Farm Ready Skill set has been developed to assist undergraduates from the Agricultural and Veterinary Science programs at The University of Queensland Gatton campus to participate in a specific set of applied training and skills to ensure their readiness for rural and farm industry placements.

The program provides students with nationally recognised skills including areas of Farm Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and hands-on skills acquisition with quad bikes and side by side vehicles.

Eligible student groups:

  • Bachelor of Agriculture Science
  • Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Equine Science
  • Dual degree Bachelor of Agribusiness/Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture
  • Dual degree Bachelor of Agribusiness/Bachelor of Equine Science

The Program is available, tuition free, to commencing and continuing UQ students.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

All students must provide a Unique Student Identifier before their enrolment can be accepted.

See the Student Information page for details.

Click here for further details of the Farm Ready Program.

Click here to download an enrolment form.

The UQ-GVEC Certificate III in Rural Operations Program has been developed to allow undergraduates the option to undertake their academic qualification with an additional vocational qualification to enhance the value to their degree and provide them with practical hands-on employability knowledge and skills sought by their future relevant industries.

The program features both theory and hands-on skills acquisition, providing students with nationally recognised competencies in areas such as Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), safe machine operation and maintenance, animal handling and husbandry and chemical use and application.

Eligible student groups

The Program offers a limited number of fully funded places and is only available to commencing first year UQ students enrolled in the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Equine Science
  • Dual degree Bachelor of Agribusiness/Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture
  • Dual degree Bachelor of Agribusiness/Bachelor of Equine Science

Any remaining funded places will be open to all students enrolled in the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Technology
  • Bachelor of Wildlife Science
  • Dual degree Bachelor of Agribusiness/Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture
  • Dual degree Bachelor of Agribusiness/Bachelor of Veterinary Technology
  • Dual degree Bachelor of Agribusiness/Bachelor of Wildlife Science

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

All students must provide a Unique Student Identifier before their enrolment can be accepted.

See the Student Information page for details.

Click here for further details of the Certificate III in Rural Operations program.

Click here to download an enrolment form.

 

 

Duration

1st semester (16 weeks) full time (Monday - Friday)

2nd semester (16 weeks) full time (Monday - Friday)

Intakes


Semesters 1 & 2

Location

UQ Gatton Campus

Delivery Mode

Internal

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this program.

Fees for Australian students

This is a Qld government funded program and the following co-contribution fees exist:

Non-concessional: $2,454
Concessional: $1,892

Full fee: $6,950

(Conditions apply for Qld government funded places)

Program flyer
Click here to access the program flyer

Enquiries

Email: enquiries_gvec@uq.edu.au

Phone: (07) 5460 1353

Fax: (07) 5460 1367

Postal address:

The University of Queensland Gatton Vocational Education Centre (UQ-GVEC)
Building 8115
Gatton Campus
Gatton Qld 4343

Code of Practice

Refund and other UQ-GVEC policies are available in the Code of Practice.

 

Certificate 3 Guarantee

The Certificate 3 Guarantee is a key initiative under the Queensland Government's five-year training reform action plan, Great skills. Real opportunities. The primary intent of the Certificate 3 Guarantee is the delivery and completion of certificate level III qualifications which lead to employment or career progression.

The Certificate 3 Guarantee provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification.

UQ-GVEC is proudly an authorised provider of approved Certificate 3 Guarantee programs.

To receive full information regarding the Certificate 3 Guarantee initiative before enrolling in our eligible programs, please refer to the Certificate 3 Guarantee Student Information flyer and Student Information website. As you can only access the Certificate 3 Guarantee subsidy once, it is important you choose the right program for you to take full advantage of this opportunity.

Certificate 3 Guarantee programs available:

AHC32810 Certificate III in Rural Operations

The Certificate III in Rural Operations is an approved Certificate 3 Guarantee program for eligible applicants.

This is a full time, face to face program delivered from the University of Queensland Gatton Campus.

Students will undertake a variety of subjects, skilling them for a range of industry areas, including horticulture, livestock production and conservation and land management. This program would suit a participant who wanted to work in multi-purpose roles in regional Australia.

Subject list:

  • AHCOHS301A Contribute to OHS Processes
  • AHCWRK313A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • AHCBAC305A Undertake preparation of land for agricultural crop production
  • AHCMOM309A Operate broadacre sowing machinery and equipment
  • AHCMOM304A Operate machinery and equipment
  • AHCMOM302A Perform machinery maintenance
  • AHCINF302A Plan and construct an electric fence
  • AHCLSK308A Identify and draft livestock
  • AHCSLSK305A Maintain livestock water supplies
  • AHCLSK311A Implement feeding plans for livestock
  • AHCLSK331A Comply with industry animal welfare requirements
  • AHCCHM304A Transport, handle and store chemicals
  • AHCCHM303A Prepare and apply chemicals
  • AHCPMG301A Control Weeds
  • AHCIRG305A Operate pressurised irrigation systems
  • AHCMOM202A Operate Tractors

Students will be assessed through a combination of written assignments, written tests, demonstrations, oral questioning/presentations and e-learning.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is also available to students. RPL takes into account any previous study, work or life experience against the competencies being studied. Please read the list of units for this program above and consider if you wish to apply for RPL. Please note that there are administrative costs involved with this process.

Resources provided as part of the course will include work books,  learning materials, and general Personal Protective Equipment.

Students are required to have: appropriate work gear including steel capped boots, wide brim hat, long pants and long sleeved shirt.

Should you wish to enrol - or would like more information, please email enquiries_gvec@uq.edu.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: Details are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change. UQ-GVEC reserves the right to change programs, subjects or costs or to cancel a program based on consideration of student numbers and resource allocation. Ensure that you understand the program, subjects, associated costs and fee liability prior to signing an enrolment form.

Muresk Institute in partnership with The University of Queensland Gatton Vocational Education Centre (UQ-GVEC) is proud to offer an Integrated Diploma Program in agricultural studies. Developed specifically for Western Australian farming conditions, this two year integrated program will prepare you to work in agricultural production and management, rural merchandising, technical advisory roles and research and development.

Learn about the latest technologies and innovative practices

• Electronic tagging for tracking individual animals
• Precision farming/GPS technology
• Drone technology
• Applications for instant diagnosis and management advice, climate forecasts and international market trends

Benefits of the program include

• Tuition by leading industry experts who ensure you gain contemporary knowledge and skills
• A blend of theory and hands on training to equip you with up to date knowledge and skills
• First-hand experience during your industry placement (one semester)
• Block delivery aligned to meet industry seasonal demands
• Access to quality training facilities

On completion you will exit with

  • Diploma of Agriculture (AHC50110)
  • an academic transcript for the completed academic courses (16) from The University of Queensland for the Academic Program in Agricultural Technologies, and a
  • pathway towards university, subject to individual entry requirements.

Graduate attributes

• A sound theoretical understanding of the science of plant and animal production, and the impact of agricultural production on natural resources
• Skills in using agricultural technologies
• An awareness of the current issues impacting upon agricultural production; and
• The skills to continually improve knowledge and awareness of agricultural technologies through access to industry information networks.

Program outline

The Integrated Diploma Program has been designed by UQ-GVEC in consultation with Muresk Institute to address Western Australian industry needs. It consists of 16 subjects taught over two years. In the first year you will complete core subjects in:
• Agricultural mechanisation
• Agronomy
• Animal husbandry
• Rural business
• Agriculture and biology
• Soil and water science
• Communications

In the second semester you can choose from three specialisations:

  • Crop Production
  • Animal Production
  • Plant Protection

When does the program start?

The next Integrated Diploma Program is due to commence in March 2017.

Entry requirements

Minimum completion of Year 12 along with five sound achievements including a science subject, mathematics and English, or a Certificate III in Agriculture equivalent.
Students may be given special consideration based on their experience, skills and knowledge.

Program duration

Two years full-time (or part-time equivalent - approval required).

Where will the training take place?

Training will be conducted at the Muresk Institute in Western Australia.  Muresk Institute is an education and training facility situated in the Wheatbelt (approximately 100km east of Perth). The Institute boasts modern education and training, conference and specialised research facilities.

The Institute’s refurbished accommodation and recreational facilities also offer a self-contained environment suitable for corporate events, seminars, meetings, retreats, camps and field trips.

Muresk Institute is dedicated to building the capacity of our State’s regional communities and industries with a particular focus on:
•    Agriculture
•    Agribusiness
•    Health
•    Mining


Click here for further details regarding the Muresk Institute and its facilities.

On-campus accommodation available

Click here to view Information relating to on-campus accommodation at the Muresk Institute.

Enrolments

Download an enrolment form here or 2017 Prospectus.

The student tuition fees listed in the enrolment form are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees.

Students are asked to read the UQ-GVEC Code of Practice, Program Prospectus, and the Western Australia Vocational Education and Training Fees and Charges policy before submitting an enrolment form. Information is also available from the Muresk Institute.

Further information

Please contact UQ-GVEC for a full enrolment kit on 0754 601 353 or email enquiries_gvec@uq.edu.au  or  Prue.Jenkins@dtwd.wa.gov.au

Disclaimer: Details are correct at the time of printing and are subject to change. UQ-GVEC reserves the right to change programs, subjects or costs or to cancel a program based on consideration of student numbers and resource allocation. Ensure that you understand the program, subjects, associated costs and fee liability prior to signing an enrolment form.

 

TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

This qualification is suitable for people delivering training and assessment services in the vocational education and training (VET) sector. Achievement of this qualification is a requirement for trainers and assessors working within a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). This qualification is also suitable for those engaged in the delivery of training and assessment of competence in a workplace context.

Possible career outcomes may include: 

  •     Enterprise trainer
  •     Enterprise assessor
  •     Registered Training Organisation (RTO) trainer
  •     RTO assessor
  •     Training adviser or training needs analyst
  •     Vocational education teacher

Duration

Full-time: 6 days training over 3 months.

Part-time: Students can elect to spread their enrolment over two semesters.

Intakes

Semester 1 (Feb) and Semester 2 (July)

Venue

Classes are held at the UQ St Lucia campus and Gatton Campus (dependent on minimum numbers)

Fees

$1990

Applications

To register your interest or to receive an enrolment package please feel free to contact UQ-GVEC by email enquiries_gvec@uq.edu.au or by telephone 07 5460 1353.

Click here to download the TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Program Guide.  

Enquiries

Please email UQ-GVEC or telephone 07 5460 1353.


TAE50211 Diploma of Training Design and Development

This qualification provides skills for training developers and instructional designers who are responsible for analysing training needs and designing training solutions and products to meet workplace capability requirements, and evaluating the effectiveness of training programs. They may have a role in providing guidance and advice to trainers and assessors, promoting innovative practices, e.g. e-learning, and in researching and incorporating best practice in training and assessment into training programs and products.

Prerequisites: TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or equivalent or extensive vocational experience in a training and assessment role. All applicants must have access to an actual or simulated VET (or similar) workplace environment in order to undertake practical program elements and assessment tasks.

Duration

Full-time: Includes two consecutive days of training each month over one semester (or six month period).

Part-time: Students can elect to spread their enrolment over two semesters.

Intakes

Semester 1 (Feb) and Semester 2 (July)

Venue

Classes are held at the UQ St Lucia campus and Gatton Campus (dependent on minimum numbers)

Applications

To register your interest or to recieve an enrolment package pleasse feel free to contact UQ-GVEC by email enquiries_gvec@uq.edu.au or by telephone 07 5460 1353.

Click here to download the TAE50211 Diploma of Training Design and Development program guide including timetable. Students are asked to read the UQ-GVEC Code of Practice and program guide before submitting an enrolment form.

Fees

$4100 (VET FEE-HELP is a Commonwealth Government loan made available to eligible students to help pay part of or all of their full fees up to the FEE-HELP limit over their lifetime. This amount is indexed each year. The VET FEE-HELP Information booklet including eligibility criteria can be found at the Study Assist website)

Enquiries

Please email UQ-GVEC or telephone 07 5460 1353.


TAE50111 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training

This qualification reflects the roles of experienced practitioners delivering training and assessment services usually within Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) within the vocational education and training (VET) sector. They may have a role in leading other trainers and assessors and in providing mentoring or advice to new trainers or assessors as well as designing approaches to learning and assessment strategies across a significant area within the RTO.

Prerequisites: TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or equivalent or extensive vocational experience in a training and assessment role. All applicants must have access to an actual or simulated VET (or similar) workplace environment in order to undertake practical program elements and assessment tasks.

Duration

Full-time: Includes two consecutive days of training each month over one semester (or six month period).

Part-time: Students can elect to spread their enrolment over two semesters.

Intakes

Semester 1 (Feb) and Semester 2 (July)

Venue

Classes are held at the UQ St Lucia campus and Gatton Campus (dependent on minimum numbers)

Applications

To register your interest or to recieve an enrolment package pleasse feel free to contact UQ-GVEC by email enquiries_gvec@uq.edu.au or by telephone 07 5460 1353.

Click here to download a copy of the TAE50111 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training program guide including timetable.

Fees

$4100 (VET FEE-HELP is a Commonwealth Government loan made available to eligible students to help pay part of or all of their full fees up to the FEE-HELP limit over their lifetime. This amount is indexed each year. The VET FEE-HELP Information booklet including eligibility criteria can be found at the Study Assist website)

Enquiries

Please email UQ-GVEC or telephone 07 5460 1353.


Dual Diploma (TAE50111 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training plus TAE50211 Diploma of Training Design and Development)

Participants enrolled in TAE50111 or TAE50211 can complete one extra subject at a cost of $410 in order to achieve both UQ-GVEC TAE Diploma qualifications. Refer to the enrolment form and program guide for further details.

 

Disclaimer: Details are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change. UQ-GVEC reserves the right to change programs, subjects or costs or to cancel a program based on consideration of student numbers and resource allocation. Ensure that you understand the program, subjects, associated costs and fee liability prior to signing an enrolment form.

 

These workshops are run on demand. Please contact UQ-GVEC to register your interest.

 

Program Duration

Workshops run for two to three days.

Location

All workshops are conducted at the University of Queensland Gatton Campus unless stated otherwise.

Please contact UQ-GVEC to organise on-farm or workplace training.

Cost $450.00

Per person per course/minimum class size of 7 particpants

Workshop costs vary depending on the duration of training and number of enrolments.

Duration

3 Days per course

*experienced professionals may be elgible for shorter delivery duration times

Group Bookings

Course prices vary for group bookings. Please contact UQ-GVEC to discuss bookings for large groups.

Code of Practice

Refund and other UQ-GVEC policies are available in the Code of Practice.

 

UQ-GVEC Short Courses Available for 2016

Operate Tractors

This course incorporates safe tractor operation principles, including procedures and guidelines, occupational health & safety and risk management.

Coordinate Machinery Equipment, Maintenace and Repair

This course demonstrates the principles of internal combustion engines including the identification of major components, 2- and 4-stroke engine cycles and servicing.

Perform Routine Manual Metal Arc Welding

This course incorporates Occupational Health & Safety, arc welding, electrodes, and butt and fillet welds.

Maintain and Operate Chainsaws

This course incorporates hazards, personal protection, safe operation of chainsaws, and scheduled maintenance.

Pesticide User Training

This course incorporates weed control, plant pests, diseases, disorders, chemical preparation/application, transport, storage, labels, MSDS, and recording.

Operate Quad Bikes

This course incorporates the safe operation of quad bikes in off-road conditions.

Occupational Health & Safety (OHS)

Small Engines

Large Animal Handling

 

Short Courses - Currently under development

Sustainabilty in farming

Conservation and Land Management

Agricultural Business Operations

Agricultural Irrigation Systems

Pest Management

Artificial Insemination

 

 

Disclaimer: Details are correct at the time of printing and are subject to change. UQ-GVEC reserves the right to change programs, subjects or costs or to cancel a program based on consideration of student numbers and resource allocation. Ensure that you understand the program, subjects, associated costs and fee liability prior to signing an enrolment form.

 

 Program Overview

The Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) in conjunction with UQ-GVEC, MEGT (Australia) Ltd, and Ian Bateman’s Shearing Team, offers a 16 week Indigenous Employment Program (IEP) for eligible students. Eligible participants engaged in this program will complete a VET accredited Certificate II in Rural Operations, with wool handling and shearing subjects.  Eligible participants are required to undertake a three-week pre-employment course followed by a 13-week shearing program at the Merriman Shearing School. The pre-employment course will provide valuable workshops whilst the 13-week Shearing School will provide all accredited training required to achieve the Certificate II in Rural Operations.

Merriman Shearing School is part of the ILC’s Training to Employment (T2E) initiative.  

Delivery & Instructors

UQ-GVEC is the approved Registered Training Organisation (RTO 1511) and will deliver this training in conjunction with MEGT (Australia) Ltd and Ian Bateman’s Shearing Team.  Ian Bateman’s Shearing Team will provide on-site training and assessment throughout the program and assist participants
to develop their on-the-job skills.

Venue

Training will be conducted at Merriman Shearing School at Brewarrina, Western NSW. This property is owned and managed by the Indigenous Land Corporation.

Intake and Entry Requirements

Three-week pre-employment course: 20 students maximum
13 week shearing school: 15 participants maximum

Student Contribution Fees