About this Web Site
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“Skilling for the future in Production Horticulture”

This production endeavours to provide innovative information designed to enhance the skill sets of existing and potential members of the workforce in Australia’s vibrant Production Horticulture industry.

The results of our research have enabled the clear definition of Core Career Streams, Tasks associated with the varying levels of employment responsibility, the appropriate Skill Sets required at those levels, the suggested Training that is essential for each individual Skill Set & the various Career Paths which interested individuals can pursue in the Production Horticulture industry. In addition, a complementary “Career Pathways” DVD has been produced which informs potential employees of the various employment opportunities available within the Production Horticulture supply chain.

This web site provides a resource which will convey to the nation that interesting & rewarding Career Pathways are available within the diverse Production Horticulture industry to school leavers, tertiary students & those opting for a career change into the industry whilst also enabling the training institutions to better understand what the Production Horticulture sector is about & what training options the industry desires for its future expansion.

Project Officer
Bundaberg Fruit & Vegetable Growers Cooperative

Common Acronyms and their meanings

AAC - Australian Apprenticeship Centre
ASBAs - Australian School Based Apprenticeships (National term)
ATC - Australian Technical College
CAA - Career Advice Australia (DEEWR program)
DEEWR - Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (Federal)
DETA - Department of Education, Training and the Arts (State)
EQ - Education Queensland
ETRF - Education and Training Reforms for the Future
GTO - Group Training Organisation
NTIS - National Training Information Service
QCE - Queensland Certificate of Education
QSA - Queensland Studies Authority
QTAC - Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre
QTIS - Queensland Training Information Service
RTO - Registered Training Organisation
SATs - School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (Queensland term)
SET PLAN - Senior Education and Training Plan
VET - Vocational Education and Training