Farm Ready Program

Farm Ready Program

The Farm Ready Program offered by UQ Skills (formerly UQ-GVEC) assists 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 Work Health and Safety (WHS) and hands-on skills acquisition with quad bikes (ATV's) and side by side vehicles (UTV's).

The units covered in the skill set will comprise:

  • AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
  • AHCMOM216 Operate side by side utility vehicles
  • AHCMOM217 Operate quad bikes

Days during semester, weekends and holidays will be offered to assist student’s attendance and completion.

Dates: Held periodically throughout the year.

Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Duration: Online training, which must be completed prior to one full day of on-campus training.

The training will be delivered via theory sessions online through Blackboard with assessment and one full day of practical training and assessment at the Gatton campus by UQ Skills. Students will need to enrol in this training via the UQ Skills office. UQ Skills will make the practical sessions available on various days across 1st and 2nd semesters, including Saturdays and days during inter-semester recess.  Enrolment will be conducted on a first in, first served basis. Students will need to provide two sets of preferred days. 

Eligible student groups:

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

The Program is available, tuition fee-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.

More information

See the Student Information page for specific details about the Farm Ready Program.

UQ Skills policies are all outlined in the 2019 Student Handbook (PDF, 4.3MB)Information about all our programs can be found in the 2019 Programs Guide (PDF, 4.3MB).

All participants need to bring basic personal protection such as long pants and a long sleeve shirt, hat, sunglasses and enclosed footwear. Sunscreen is recommended.

Disclaimer: Details are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change. UQ Skills 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. RTO #1511.