Education in AgTech is key to the next generation of Queensland workers to securing a career in agriculture.
In the next 10 years, 30% of agriculture roles will be automated and 11% will be augmented with an increasing emphasis on innovative artificial intelligence and wearable devices.
AgTech will change the employment landscape in agriculture in the future, with the sector expected to become a $100 billion industry by 2030.
It is prime time to upskill in AgTech to make the most of opportunities emerging now and into the future.
Study and training
Pursuing a career in AgTech offers excitement, innovation and problem solving where you can help agribusiness thrive in the next generation of farming.
From fisheries to livestock farming or horticulture, AgTech is making an impact on management practices already. Processes are becoming more efficient, digitised and driven by tech solutions –the future is bright.
Agriculture is a fast-changing industry in Queensland, rapidly shaped by big data, large-scale computing and new technology.
Find out more:
- Consider studying a Bachelor of Agricultural Technology and Management, Bachelor of Science - Animal Science, Bachelor of Science - Plant Agricultural Science, an Agriculture Engineering Degree, an Environmental Engineering Degree or at the University of Southern Queensland
- Professional Education Partnerships (PEP) at the University of Southern Queensland provide partnerships with industry for real world paid experience
- Consider a Diploma of Agribusiness Management (Agronomy digital technologies short course) at the University of Queensland
- TAFE Queensland provides a range of agriculture courses which could open the door to your AgTech career
- Hear from AgTech experts on the future of the industry and how to get a job after university
- Learn AgTech has courses you can take
Discover agribusiness or science degrees available at Study Queensland or at the following university websites:
- CQUniversity (CQU)
- Griffith University (GU)
- James Cook University (JCU)
- Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
- Southern Cross University (SCU)
- The University of Queensland (UQ)
- University of Sunshine Coast (USC)
In the classroom
Bring AgTech into the classroom at your school by applying for support and funding of up to $10,000 through the Agribusiness Gateway to Industry Schools Program.
Starting your AgTech career
As the demand for automated precision agriculture technologies increases, so will demand for Queensland’s tech workforce in farming.
The Australian Agritech Association regularly posts job openings via a slack channel via the #jobs thread.
You can also subscribe to the AusAgritech monthly newsletter which has job advertisements.
Find out more:
You can access free support to attract and retain workers via the Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network (QAWN).
The service provides dedicated officers for advice on workforce services and initiatives to all Queensland agribusinesses.
Last updated: 08 Feb 2023