Former Queensland Agriculture Training Colleges

Queensland Agriculture Training Colleges (QATC) ceased operation on 6 December 2019.

At that time, all students had either completed their studies at QATC or had been transferred to an alternative training provider at no cost to themselves.

DAF took over management of the ex-QATC sites at Longreach, Emerald and Blackwater once the QATC finished practical operations.

The 2021-22 State Budget allocated $16.74 million to maintain and repurpose the former  Emerald and Longreach QATC properties for future uses and establish the Central Queensland Smart Cropping Centre at Emerald.

Longreach Pastoral College

In July 2022, Minister Furner announced the former Longreach Pastoral College property would be put to market late in 2022.

The property was placed on the market in December 2022 through a tender process. The tender process closed in February 2023 and is currently being assessed.

Emerald Agricultural College

DAF is enhancing and expanding its existing Emerald Research Facility located at the Emerald site to build a flagship innovation facility, the Central Queensland Smart Cropping Centre.

Berrigurra station

Berrigurra Station sold at auction in May 2021 for $32.5million with the nett sale proceeds returned to Treasury as per Queensland Government policy.

Annual report 2019-2020

The former Queensland Agriculture Training Colleges Final Report for the period 1 July 2019 to 29 February 2020 was tabled in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland.

The official copy of the 2019-2020 full final report, as tabled in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland can be accessed from Queensland Parliament's Tabled papers.

Student records

A copy of QATC student outcomes have been transferred to the Australian Skills Quality Authority.