Version Effective: 12th of March, 2024
Version Effective: 12th of March, 2024

PDC143098 - Next-Gen AgTeachers: Agriculture in the 21st century for Primary Teachers

Course Details

Course Summary

This micro-credential comes out of the Next-Gen AgTeachers: upskilling teachers in AgFoodFibre for the 21st century project, aimed to improve primary and secondary teacher knowledge of modern agriculture and the digital capability required for work in agriculture. This series of five micro-credentials is relevant to primary and secondary school teachers who are currently teaching agriculture or teaching agriculture out of field (assigned a subject for which they do not have the required subject matter knowledge or formal qualifications in). In the "Agriculture in the 21st century for Primary Teachers" micro-credential, you will develop knowledge and skills necessary to teach agri-tech concepts and 21st-century agriculture skills and practices into a primary school teaching program.

This online micro-credential provides a non-creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.
Our micro-credentials are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What is a Digital Badge?

Entry Requirements

Participants must be a teacher, teacher aid, farm assistant/manager, career advisor or studying to become a teacher.

Our micro-credentials are available for anyone to access. You do not have to be a CQUniversity student.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

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Study Area
  • Education and Humanities
  • Information Technology and Digital Media
  • Science and Environment
Skill Area
  • General Education and Training
  • Rural Industries

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Upskilling teachers' skill sets in agriculture will improve their future employment opportunities with high demand for specialist teachers, particularly in regional and remote Queensland communities. Additionally, teachers will have a greater awareness and understanding of modern agriculture, including current technological advancements in the sector.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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4 hours online self-paced learning.

  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Define key agricultural terms like farm, crop, livestock, and sustainability and explain the importance of agriculture in providing food and fibre for society
  2. Identify the different types of agricultural production systems
  3. Identify and describe simple technological tools used in modern agriculture
  4. Discuss the benefits of using technology to improve productivity and efficiency in agriculture
  5. Integrate simple agricultural innovations into your classroom to enhance student learning to encourage curiosity and exploration of agriculture.

Online Quiz


Digital Badge via Credly

Students can also download a Certificate of Completion, share to social media or add to a professional portfolio. 

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