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Agricultural Science

 
 
 
The word "Agriculture" evokes familiar
images of farmers on the land, however Agriculture is more than just one word and one image. Today's 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, crayfish, sheep, cattle and bees) and Horticultural Principles (backyard gardening, Crop production and plant propagation)
 
Year 11 and 12 Agriculture Science (Authority Registered Subject) constitutes a unique study within the senior curriculum. Agriculture allows students to apply scientific principles to "real world" situations.
 
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.
 
Our year 8 Junior Secondary Students at the Pomona Campus experience agriculture as part of their science studies, with a focus on horticulture.
 
At the Cooroy Campus, in year 9 and 10, Agriculture Science aims to enable students to explore farm management principles with a focus on animal welfare and husbandry, plant growth and development. The school's highly successful Murray Grey beef cattle show team is an excellent extension for students wishing to further develop their skills and learning. Because of the fundamental importance of Agriculture to humans, this subject is relevant to all students.
 
 
 
 
 

Careers
  • 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
 
 
 
Wendy McGorrery


Kerryn Foley

 


Stan Chandler
Agricultural Assistant "Mimburi"

Diana Francis

Agricultural Assistant