Course Summary:

This online resource provides has been co-designed by the NSW Department of Education and CQUniversity Australia for the NSW Stage 5 Agriculture Syllabus. It incorporates content from the Agriculture and Food Technologies and the Digital Technologies contexts. The course investigates the use of GPS data to improve management of animal welfare.

There are seven (7) modules in this resource:

  1. Design your own research trial
  2. Collect your own livestock tracking data and create your own paddock boundary files
  3. Cleaning GPS data
  4. Importing data layers in ArcGIS
  5. Paddock utilisation
  6. Elevation
  7. Soil.

Learning Outcomes:

The Syllabus Outcomes addressed relate to NSW Stage 5 Agriculture are:

  1. AG5-7: explains and evaluates the impact of management decisions on animal production enterprises
  2. AG5-9: evaluates management practices in terms of profitability, technology, sustainability, social issues and ethics
  3. AG5-11: designs, undertakes, analyses and evaluates experiments and investigates problems in agricultural contexts
  4. AG5-12: collects and analyses agricultural data and communicates results using a range of technologies.

Assessment:  None

Fee:  Free

Duration:  10 hours

Intakes:  Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Study Mode:  Online

Course Enquiries:   agritech@cqu.edu.au or CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au

Course Summary:

The Women in Agri-tech project funded by the Australian Government, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. This online, self-paced resource aims to assist female teachers and students enter the 'Women in Agri-tech Pitch Competition.' Students will learn about the agri-tech industry, the innovation and design process, entrepreneurship, technology and how to pitch. Male teachers and students are also welcome to complete the learning materials.

There is no formal assessment and no fee associated with this resource.

Learning Outcomes:

Overview of the innovation process to develop and pitch agri-tech solutions to problems faced by the agricultural industry.

Fee: ?

Duration: 10 weeks

Intakes: Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Study Mode: Online

Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations: Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. 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 Enquiries: CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au


Course Summary:

This online micro-credential investigates how to communicate research and findings from GPS data analysed in the previous courses.

Learning Outcomes:  

1. Understand how to communicate your research and findings through a poster

Assessment:  Online Quiz

Fee:  Free

Duration: This online resource is typically delivered over a 10-week school term, however, teachers/students can work at their own pace or for a duration suitable to their teaching program. This self paced course will take 10 hours to complete.

Intakes:  Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Study Mode:  Online

Course Enquiries:  agritech@cqu.edu.au or CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au



Course Summary:

The ActiveEwe project will develop a set of educator and student learning materials to allow teachers to deliver lessons which will allow students to achieve selected learning outcomes for the Stage 5 Mathematics syllabus. This online resource will consist of a sequence of at least 10 lessons where students will collect their own accelerometer data and analyse existing datasets from a range of sources. This exposes students to one of the leading-edge technologies in the livestock industry and demonstrates how mathematical knowledge is essential in many careers. It is funded by the New South Wales Department of Education and will be available on an open access basis and free of charge. A series of professional development workshops will be conducted in New South Wales to facilitate the use of the learning material. 

There is no fee associated with this resource.

Learning Outcomes: Overview of how accelerometer data can be used to achieve Stage 5 Mathematics outcomes (NSW). 

Assessment: No formal assessment

Fee: $0

Duration: 10 week

Intakes: Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Study Mode: Online

Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations: Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. 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 Enquiries: CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au


Course Summary:

This online micro-credential is the fourth in the series providing guidelines on data analysis in ArcGIS online and Excel.

Learning Outcomes:  

  1. Understand the data analysis in ArcGIS online and Excel including the following elements
  2. Daily activity
  3. Buffers
  4. Distance to feature (excel) and data comparison
  5. Area utilisation
  6. The effect of elevation
  7. Soil.

Fee:  Free

Duration:  1 hour

CPD Hours:  1 hour

Intakes:  Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Study Mode:  Online

Course Enquiries:  agritech@cqu.edu.au or CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au

Course Summary:

Raising Aspirations in Careers and Education - Gippsland (RACE - Gippsland) will deliver a range of hands-on, interactive and engaging activities to primary and secondary students focused on building student capacity in STEM, digital technologies, agribusiness, manufacturing and food and fibre concepts, which:

  • Raise awareness and increase motivation to pursue one of the vast range of careers across the agricultural supply chain
  • Build their knowledge of, and increase their aspirations to undertake further education pathways
  • Enhance their life-skills (e.g. communication, resilience, problem solving) by exposing them to potential employers and industry role models

These activities involve teachers and students from primary and secondary schools and agri-food industry ambassadors across the Gippsland Region.

This online resource includes three learning modules:

  • Traceability of Gippsland Produce Module
  • Diving into Dairy Data Module
  • Potato Fries and Food Waste Module

There is no fee associated with this resource.

Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of each learning module, teachers and students will have an understanding of:

1. Traceability of Gippsland Produce Module

  • Horticulture in Australia including local production in Gippsland
  • Technologies used in the horticulture sector
  • Traceability
  • Food miles and wastage
  • The career pathways in the Horticulture sector.

2. Diving into Dairy Data Module

  • The Australian dairy industry including local production in Gippsland
  • Technologies used in the dairy industry
  • Basic data analysis using Excel
  • Data interpretation (liveweight, body condition score and milk production)
  • The career pathways in the Dairy Industry.

3. Potato Fries and Food Waste Module

  • Potato farming in Australia including local production in Gippsland
  • How vegetables grow
  • The health benefits of potatoes
  • The factors to consider for potato fries
  • Food waste.
Fee: Free

Duration: This online resource is typically delivered over a 10-week school term, however, teachers/students can work at their own pace, for a duration suitable to their teaching program or using learning modules suitable to their teaching program. Each learning module is self-paced and will take 10 hours to complete.

Intakes: Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Study Mode: Online

Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations:

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. 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 Enquiries: CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au


Course Summary:

This online micro-credential is the second in the series providing guidelines on getting your data ready for analysis with the GPS system.

Learning Outcomes:  

Understand the process of getting your data ready for analysis with the GPS system including the following:

  1. Setting up your GPS spreadsheet
  2. Selecting and removing bad data
  3. Recalculating distance and speed.

Fee: Free

Duration: 1 hour

CPD Hours: 1 hour

Intakes:  Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Study Mode:  Online

Course Enquiries:  Agritech@cqu.edu.au or CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au



Course Summary:

This online resource provides has been co-designed by the NSW Department of Education and CQUniversity Australia for the NSW Stage 4 Technology Mandatory Syllabus. It incorporates content from the Agriculture and Food Technologies and the Digital Technologies contexts. The course investigates the use of GPS data to improve management of animal welfare.

The GPS Cows learning module will consist of a unit of work spanning 10 weeks (25 hours) where students will collect their own GPS data and analyse existing livestock tracking data sets. The material is strongly aligned with two contexts (Agriculture and Food Technologies and Digital Technologies) in the Stage 4 Technology Mandatory curriculum. 

Learning Outcomes:  

  1. Understand the process of getting started with ArcGIS by creating groups
  2. Understand the process of importing data layers in ArcGIS
  3. Understand basic data analysis - Paddock utilisation
  4. Understand basic data analysis - Creating a water point, buffer and water visitation
  5. Understand basic data analysis - Water visitation per day
  6. Understand how to use excel to create pivot tables
  7. Understand how to use excel to graph data.

Fee:  $90

Duration:  The GPS Cows learning module will consist of a unit of work spanning 10 weeks (25 hours) where students will collect their own GPS data and analyse existing livestock tracking data sets. The material is strongly aligned with two contexts (Agriculture and Food Technologies and Digital Technologies) in the Stage 4 Technology Mandatory curriculum. 

Intakes:  Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Study Mode:  Online

Course Enquiries:   agritech@cqu.edu.au or CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au

Course Summary:

This online micro-credential is the first in the series providing guidelines on getting started with the GPS system.


Learning Outcomes: 

Understand the process of getting started with the GPS including the following:

  1. How to build a GPS collar
  2. GPS Configuration
  3. How to start a GPS
  4. How to fit a GPS collar
  5. Data download and transfer.

Fee:  Free

Duration:  1 hour

CPD Hours: 1 hour

Intakes:  Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Study Mode:  Online

Course Enquiries: Agritech@cqu.edu.au or CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au