This course has provided the opportunity for all participants to gain the skills and knowledge to work in a rural setting. This qualification covers multifunctional roles in agriculture, horticulture and conservation land management, and other related industries. It also covers other industry sectors, such as local government, tourism, hospitality, transport, construction, information technology and metals.
We are very proud of all nine participants who now have job opportunities in mixed farming and agricultural production, retail, agribusiness, local government, tourism, transport, construction and even mining. – Nathan Vinson, Community Development Programme (CDP) Manager
The training was conducted by Industry Training QLD over four weeks. The first two weeks of the course were theoretical lessons based in Palm Island and the second two weeks were hands on in Townsville. The course was fully funded by Campbell Page, which included meals, accommodation and flights to and from Palm Island.
In the final week of the course the Palm Island participants have gained their tickets to operate skid-steer loaders, backhoes, chainsaws, excavators and elevated work platforms. The participants are so proud of their achievements. – Peter Turner, Campbell Page CDP Activity Supervisor
Our Community Development Programme (CDP) team work with people to help them learn new skills, find great jobs and to contribute to their communities. To find out more about the work we do on Palm Island, please click here or contact us directly.
Words by: Tiarne Pattison