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Students who study agriculture at Dalby State High School have the benefit of the largest high school farm in Queensland. It consists of the 360 ha Bunya Campus farm and the 115 ha Moola property.  The Bunya Campus property is used for broad acre grain farming, cattle grazing and sheep grazing while the Moola property is used predominantly for grazing our beef cattle herd.  There are also intensive horticulture facilities with an orchard, horticultural plot and greenhouse area.  More detailed information can be found on the farm facilities page. 

Students who wish to study agriculture have a range of options including academic or skills based courses.  More information on these subjects is available on the subject flyers (in the related links).

Agricultural Science

Agricultural Science is offered as an elective subject from years 8 to 12. It is an academic subject suited to students who and are considering further study in agriculture at a tertiary level or those wishing to be farm managers and owners, or simply for students who have an interest in agriculture. The year 11 and 12 course is an Authority subject and can count towards a student’s OP score.

Agricultural Practices

This subject is offered in years 11 and 12 and is suited for those students who are more interested in skills based agriculture.  This subject is Authority registered and counts 4 credits toward a QCE.

Certificate agriculture courses

Certificate I in Agrifood Operations is offered in year 10 while Certificate II in Agriculture is offered in years 11 and 12. The school is also currently working towards accreditation for a Certificate II in Production Horticulture.  More information on agriculture certificate courses can be found in the vocational pages.

Signature agriculture programs

Dalby State High School also offers two signature agriculture programs which are prescribed study programs:

  • Agricultural Professionals – The Professionals program is offered to students planning to study agriculture at a tertiary level.  You can download the Ag Professionals flyer (PDF, 208 kB) for more information.
  • Agricultural Futures – The Futures program immerses students in agriculture.  Students are involved with the day to day running of the school farm while studying.  This course is suited to students who plan to enter the agriculture workforce or pursue further certificate courses when they leave school. You can download the Ag Futures flyer (PDF, kB) for more information.