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Agricultural Science

The word "Agriculture" evokes familar
images of farmers on tha land. but Agriculture is more than just one word and one image. Todays Agriculture incorporates all types of exciting experiences associated with Agribusiness, Horticulture, Agronomy, Animal Services and Production, Agricultural Technologies and Wildlife Management.
Course content

Agriculture Science in Year 9 and 10 concentrates on Animal Husbandry Practices (re:poultry, fish, sheep, cattle and bees) and Horticultural Principles (backyard gardening, Farm Coop Production and plant propergation)
Year 11 and 12 Agricuture Science (Authority Registered Subject - OP Status) constitutes a unique study within the senior curriculum. Agriculture allows students to apply scientific principles to "real world" situtations.
Certificate Courses include;
Certificate I in Animal Studies
Certificate I in Agrifood Systems
Certificate II in Rural Operations
Special Features

Agricultural Studies is a unique course offered by a limited number of Queensland schools.
Agriculture is offered as an elective in Junior secondary at the NDSHS - Pomona Campus.
At the Cooroy Campus in year 9 and 10 Agriculture Science aims to enable students to explore ways to manage natural resources such as plants, animals, climate, soil and water. Animal Welfare and Environmental Sustainability are brought into sharp focus as students help manage each of the school farms enterprises. The schools highly successful Murray Grey Beef Cattle Show Team is an excellent extension for students wishing to further develop their skills their skills and learning because of the fundamental importance of Agricultureto humnas, this subject is relevant to all students.

  • Agribusiness and Economics
  • Agricultural Extension Officer
  • Animal Studies 
  • Biotechnology
  • Ecotourism 
  • Environmental Science
  • Fisheries   
  • Food Technology
  • Forestry 
  • Horticulture
  • Soil Scientist
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Quarantine Officer  
  • Teacher
  • Veterinary Surgeon or Nurse
  • Winemaker
Cathy Schouten

Volker Jahnke


Stan Chandler
Agricultural Assitant "Mimburri"
​Payton Jenning
Agricultural Assitant