The course is suitable for both new and experienced macadamia growers. Producers, production nursery tradespersons and orchard farmhands will gain a comprehensive understanding of current horticulture best practice and innovative growing methods.
The course is expected to run from April – December 2021. TBC will depend on the number of units eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), see below.
Some course units will be delivered online, and face-to-face lessons are expected to take place 1-2 consecutive days per month OR bi-monthly.
Dependant on enrolment numbers the course/s will be offered through the Bundaberg and/or Sunshine Coast campuses as well as practical training at suitable farming processing plants.
TO ENROL IN THE COURSE:
* All enrolees will need to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI). A USI is your individual education number for life and provides an online record of your VET training undertaken in Australia. To obtain your USI, check if you have one or apply for one, please click here.
Course fees, Certificate 3 Guarantee and subsidised training
Under the Certificate 3 Guarantee and Higher Level Skills Programs, the Queensland Government provides a subsidy for this course to eligible enrolees. The full fee for this program is normally $10,515.
Payment/instalment plans are available to spread the cost of the course throughout the year. Eligible enrolees will be required to make a co-contribution with the cost to members being $2,550.00.
Eligibility criteria are included on the Student – Personal Details form or check your eligibility here.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the process of formally recognising the skills and knowledge you have obtained through your working experience. Some enrolees may be eligible to claim RPL which will reduce the course duration. More information regarding the RPL process can be viewed on the TAFE QLD website here.
To be eligible for RPL students must have at least 2 years current industry experience. Along with the ‘Student – Personal Details’ form students wishing to apply for RPL will be required to submit the following:
For assistance in enrolling, phone TAFE on 1300 308 233 or contact Wendy Young, Business Development Officer TAFE QLD South West (Phone: 0447 410 772, E: email@example.com)
TAFE is proud to continue its’ history of partnership with the Australian macadamia industry, preparing local growers to be innovative market leaders.
This website has been partly funded by Hort Innovation, using the macadamia research and development levy and contributions from the Australian Government.