Registrations are now open for a brand new, ten-part program designed to upskill agribusiness and related companies within the Central Queensland region that are potential and aspiring exporters. 

Delivered in partnership with the Export Council of Australia (ECA), the Export Ready: International Trade Program for Central Queensland Agribusiness is an innovative program presented by leading international trade specialists and supported by CHDC.

By the end of the program, businesses will have been introduced to the fundamentals of international business, engaged with real-life case study businesses, and developed an international business plan and pitch that can be implemented for your company’s international expansion.




What are the details? 

Check the eligibility criteria, module topics, program information and more in our fact sheet. Download a copy by clicking here.

How much does the Program cost? 

The cost to undertake the program is $1,000 (GST incl.) per business with 75% upfront payment ($750) invoiced upon registration.  Each business is able to nominate a maximum of two people to participate in the program.

The program has been valued at over $3,000, however, CHDC have been successful in securing grant funding from the Australian Government’s Regional Jobs Investment Package so program fees are heavily subsidised.

An early bird rate of total $750 is available for businesses who register before Friday 30 November 2018.

Event details

Thursday 31 January 2019 (Module 1 & 2)

8am – 5pm

Wally McKenzie House

Emerald Showgrounds, Emerald


To apply, simply click on the link below.  You will be requested to complete information which demonstrates your business capacity and commitment to attending the 10 modules.

Places are limited to 15 companies. Once your registration and Expression of Interest has been received, it will be considered by ECA and you will be notified of the outcome no later than 31 July, 2018.

Register now. 

Export Council of Australia 

We have proudly partnered with the Export Council of Australia (ECA) to bring you this workshop series.

Many Australian SMEs and mid-size companies find global business challenging and need assistance to navigate the complexities and opportunities. The ECA is the membership organisation that helps these businesses to go global sustainably, by education, advocacy and promotion. For over 60 years, the ECA has helped Australian companies take on the world.

More information

For additional details or for assistance with registration, please contact Liz Alexander, Agribusiness Development Coordinator at CHDC:


Phone: 0429 471 511


Program Facilitator





Funding Partner