Darcie-Lee Ashton

Name: Darcie-Lee Ashton

Age: 24

Location: Cloncurry, QLD

Course(s) Studied: Diploma of Agriculture

Darcie-Lee completed her primary and secondary schooling in Cloncurry. Following her education, she joined Cloncurry Shire Council as an Airport Reporting Officer. In 2023 Darcie-Lee was internally recruited as the Local Laws Officer. It was in this role where Darcie-Lee’s passion for weed management, animal welfare and biosecurity were born.

“As a long-term resident of North-West Queensland, I am keen to build my skills and knowledge so I can continue to positively contribute to the growth and improvement of the region. It was this passion for skills development that led me to apply for the Rural and Remote scholarship with RuralBiz Training."

Darcie-Lee was one of two recipients of the full-fee RuralBiz Training scholarships in 2024. She is grateful for the opportunity to undertake the Diploma of Agriculture which will take her a step closer to achieving her career goal.