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Scholarships promote agricultural careers with unlimited growth
Ten Scholarships valued at $6000 each are now available for high school students considering careers in Agriculture and Agribusiness.
The University of Queensland (UQ) is reserving ten Merit Scholarships to be offered to high achieving students listing the Bachelor of Agricultural Science or Bachelor of Agribusiness as their first preference on their Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) application.
With over 2000 professional jobs in agriculture available every year and only 800 graduates produced nationally by universities, there are exceptional and highly rewarding career opportunities available for students seeking these careers.
Facing global issues such as food security, climate change, biosecurity and economic uncertainty, agriculture will need highly skilled and technology focussed professionals to meet these challenges. Studying agricultural science, agribusiness, food technology, science or applied science will assist students to become part of this future in Queensland, nationally and internationally.
The Agricultural Science and Agribusiness programs at UQ are offered at the Gatton campus and are supported by scholarships, industry placements, summer research positions and some of the best teaching and research facilities in Australia. UQ is now ranked in the top two universities in Australia, in the top 100 universities in the world and in the top 50 universities for Life and Agriculture Sciences.
Students can apply for the Scholarships before October 31st on line at www.science.uq.edu.au/agscholarship
Proposed changes to the Primary Industries Syllabus and the NSWAAT response
Important - All Primary Industries Teachers please read; don't get saddled with a poor syllabus for many years.
The draft syllabus has a number of shortcomings, particularly the mandated units.
It is therefore crucial that every Primary Industries Teacher makes a submission to the Board of Studies to ensure that their views are heard.
The syllabus can be changed in the following manner to better meet the needs of all students.
The objectives would better be met by:-
A similar arrangement applies to the Certificate III Pathway
Please make your submissions to the Board of Studies:
Please do something about it before you go on your well deserved break.
Could you also send any submission you make to me so that I can be certain that we are representing our members and other teachers fairly.
I have attached the submission that is likely to be sent to the BOS on behalf of NSWAAT [attachment]
I hope that all financial members have received their BAAT. Congratulations to Carl and his crew on this great newsy publication.