Education & Training

Agriculture is an industry with jobs that require a high level of education as well as jobs that require little or none.

No matter what your job if you want to progress to management then you will need to further your education to be considered for promotion. There are many different courses at every level of education from secondary through to postgraduate as well as private self education courses. The course that suits you will depend on your previous education level, your relevant workplace experience, how when and where a particular course is delivered and importantly how much the course costs.

The following is a guide to which institutions provide courses at all levels, click on the links to find out specific course information.

Secondary Schools including VET Courses

NSW and ACT

Farrer Agricultural High School
Hurlstone Agricultural High School
James Ruse Agricultural High School
St Paul’s College
Tocal College
Yanco Agricultural High School

NT

Taminmin College

QLD

AACC – Australian Agricultural College Corporation

SA

Urrbrae Agricultural High School

TAS

Tasmania Farm Schools

VIC

Longerenong Agricultural College

WA

Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon

WA College of Agriculture;


Tafe and Registered Training Organisations

NSW

TAFE NSW

NT

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

QLD

Horticultural Training Pty Ltd

TAFE Queensland

SA

TAFE South Australia

TAS

Tasmania TAFE and other Training choices

VIC

TAFE Victoria

WA

Western Australia TAFE and other Training choices


Tertiary and Post Graduate

NSW

Charles Sturt University (CSU)
University of New England
University of Sydney
University of Western Sydney (UWS)

NT

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

QLD

Australian Agricultural College Corporation
Central Queensland University (CQU)
James Cook University
University of Queensland (UQ)

SA

University of Adelaide

WA

Curtin University
Murdoch University
University of Western Australia

TAS

University of Tasmania

VIC

Latrobe University
Marcus Oldham
University of Melbourne, Dookie
University of Melbourne
Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT)
South West TAFE


Private Self Education Courses

Equine courses

Traintech 2000 Pty Ltd

Stock Handling and Working Dog Schools

Low Stress Stock Handling (LSS) Schools
with Jim Lindsay, Chook Kealey, Tim McGrath, Graham Rees, Rod Knight or Nic Kentish

Neil McDonald, Advanced Management Livestock Course

The Black Dog, Working Dog & Stockhandling Clinics

Treadstone Training, Horse, Cattle & Canine Training

Greg Prince, Stock Dog Handlers Course (greg.prince@bigpond.com)

Neil Kristiansen, Badgingarra Kelpies, Northam, WA (08) 9622 5642

Waddy’s Collies, Angus & Sarah Waddell, Livestock Handling or Dog Training School

For many more local Kelpie training contacts click here >>

Rural Profit System Courses

Resource Consulting Services

Step 1
–       Grazing for Profit
–       FarmFit for Profit
–       Farming & Grazing for Profit

Step 2
–       Executive Link Skill Development
–       Executive Link Benchmarking and Business Planning

Step 3
–       Growth Link