Since 1966, La Trobe's Department of Agricultural Sciences has been providing students with the skills to solve the problems facing agricultural, environmental and resource industries.
With increasing pressure on these sectors in the 21st century, we continue to produce graduates who are ready to take up a diverse range of job opportunities, from working with local environmental protection agencies to improving farming practices in developing countries.
Our research focuses on some of today's biggest environmental challenges, such as sustainable food production, disease threats, and soil productivity. As the global population increases, addressing challenges such as these will only become more important.
The School of Molecular Sciences is in the Faculty of Science, Technology & Engineering and consists of the Department of Biochemistry, Chemistry, Genetics and the School of Pharmacy.
The School has a very strong research culture and attracts over $7 million in outside research grants per annum. The School has also been very active in developing new initiatives in teaching. These include the development of Medical Sciences and Chemical Science degrees, a new Immunology subject as well as the 2-year Masters in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. A new Medicinal Chemistry course is now being developed. It goes without saying that our teaching is informed by research.
The Sustainable Minerals Institute at the University of Queensland (UQ) a world leading research institute dedicated to finding knowledge-based solutions to the sustainability challenges of the global minerals industry.
Our purpose is to develop practical solutions to the challenges of operating sustainably in the resources sector.
We have a unique inter-disciplinary approach including expertise in engineering, science and the social sciences.
Our expertise which comes from experience across the research, government and industry sectors is genuinely independent and objective.
Our work covers all facets of the life of mine from geology, to minerals extraction, water management issues, minerals processing, workplace health and safety, mine rehabilitation and community engagement.
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies undertakes world-best integrated research for sustainable use and management of coral reefs.
Funded in July 2005 under the Australian Research Council Centres of Excellence program this prestigious research centre is headquartered at James Cook University, in Townsville. The Centre is a partnership of James Cook University (JCU), the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), The Australian National University (ANU), the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA), The University of Queensland (UQ) and the University of Western Australia (UWA).
The NCEA was established in 1994 and specialises in engineering research in agriculture and related environmental areas relevant to improving the profitability, environmental sustainability and socio-economic wellbeing of our rural industries, their natural resource base, as well as the manufacturing and service sectors which support them. The NCEA promotes this research via relevant extension and training programs and most importantly through commercial interaction with industry.
The NCEA continues to provide leadership in research, training and commercialisation in the diverse field of engineering for agriculture. Program areas cover irrigation and natural resource management, and agricultural and biosystems engineering. Funding was sourced from more than 12 agencies. A strength of the NCEA’s programs is the diverse agricultural industries across which we work.
Griffith School of Environment offers an extensive field of study across all aspects of environmental studies and natural sciences including
Our world-leading programs are preparing tomorrow's environmental experts, troubleshooters and visionaries - those who will care for the planet while building exciting careers as environmental and natural scientists, engineers and planners.
Observatory Hill EEC is part of a state-wide network of Environmental Education Centres, which are run by the NSW Department of Education and Training. All Environmental Education Centres in NSW provide support and advice to teachers and school communities to assist them in integrating environmental education objectives across all key learning areas, as well as support for the implementation of the environmental education policy for schools.
Observatory Hill Environmental Education Centre is able to cater for fieldwork and special projects supporting most key learning areas. We provide a special focus on:
Catholic Agricultural College, Bindoon.
The College is located on 3300 hectares of picturesque farming land in the Chittering Valley just over one hour's drive from Perth. The College has been at the forefront of agricultural training in Western Australia for many years. In recent years, state of the art trade training facilities have been added to expand the College's course offerings and opportunities for practical learning.
Our College is a co-educational Catholic School in the Edmund Rice tradition. We offer secondary education for boarding and day students from Years 7 to 12 from across the State. The learning programs are complemented by effective pastoral support programs to ensure all students can live and study effectively within the College community.
As a leading Vocational Education College, which consistently ranks very highly in State-wide graduation tables, we specialise in providing opportunities for our students to engage with Agriculture, Equine and Trades, including automotive and engineering. Our environment provides students with a unique learning experience which fully integrates theory, practice and technology. We seek to inspire the comprehensive development of each student in a healthy, rural environment. Our students are challenged to develop individual initiative and responsibility.
Each year, our graduating Senior students have completed accredited and recognised Certificate courses, and are ready to embark on the development of their careers or further studies. They are well prepared to contribute positively to their rural and other communities. Agriculture and trades provide major employment opportunities in Western Australia. Equipped with practical work skills when they graduate, our students are well-prepared for employment or further learning in a wide range of industries. They have sound personal values and qualities to enable them to make valuable contributions and find success where ever they go.
I invite you to contact the College to discuss the opportunities and benefits a Catholic Agricultural College education can provide for your son or daughter.
Mrs Marie Barton
Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School has established an enviable and well-deserved reputation as the sole public agricultural high school for boys in Australia.
It is based solidly in regard to the maintenance of our fine traditions and in the ongoing pursuit of excellence in all facets of school life in teaching and learning, welfare, agriculture, sport and cultural programs.
Farrer's strategic directions include the ongoing development of a culture of academic success; the continued provision of a broad curriculum centred on agriculture and an emphasis upon whole school programs which encourage continuous improvement in life long learning.
The provision of a safe and caring environment within both the boarding and day sections of the school is of paramount importance to us as it is this harmonious cooperation that is the best vehicle for student productivity and progress. It also forms the basis for the many long lasting friendships and memories that are forged upon joining the 'Farrer Family'.
The Graduate Environmental Program (GEP) is an innovative postgraduate course offered at the University of Melbourne, Australia. We offer a Postgraduate Certificate in Environment, a Postgraduate Diploma in Environment, and the Master of Environment (M.Env) degree (1-year or 2-year), which is generally taken over one or two years, although study is available full and part time. Students are free to design their own course with our assistance, or to pursue a number of specialist fields of study in everything from international development to energy efficiency.
By improving the use of scarce resources for production and distribution of food and fibre, Department of Agriculture and Food Systems researchers are working towards a sustainable farming future. Global food security is the greatest challenge of the next century, and it is essential that the agricultural industry is supported with innovative research, advanced technology and societal adjustments to make this possible.
Our academics are experts in plant molecular biology and biotechnology, animal science and production, soil and plant nutrition, food science and biotechnology, efficient use of water for irrigation and in dairies, innovative and environmentally sustainable agricultural, horticultural and viticultural production systems and agribusiness processes.
Major research activities underway include the development of simulation models of the soil-plant-animal system and their application to problems of improving pasture consumption and adaptation, regulation of growth and development of farm animals, animal and human nutrition, and options for the abatement of methane and nitrous oxide from Victorian agriculture.
The merging of the School of Resource Management from MSLE and Geography staff from the Arts Faculty in 2008 resulted in the creation of the Department of Resource Management and Geography. Combining disciplines in Geography, Resource Management, and Horticulture, our expertise lies in investigating the complex processes that shape our world by combining the study of the physical and social sciences, and considering the impact of existing systems on the environment and people.
We are tackling some of the planet’s most pressing issues, including: Green infrastructure in cities; Impacts of green spaces on human health; Risks to human security, hunger, conflict and water stress; Effects of climate change on trees and landscapes; Interactions between society, policy and climate science; Political ecology of natural resource management; the magnitude and loss of global biodiversity; and the experience of public and private spaces in the inner city.
Burnley and horticulture are synonymous in Victoria and our researchers are located at both the Burnley and Parkville Campuses. In 2011, the Department reaches the milestone of 120 years of horticulture at Burnley, while 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of Geography at the University.
Our research activity draws on the expertise of our academics, specializing in the areas of cultural geography, ecology, geomorphology, horticulture, human geography, hydrology and environmental studies. Such diversity of expertise supports collaboration in existing and innovative research projects, provides excellent supervision, and may extend your academic network to include relevant partnerships.
Australia’s largest teaching, research and development department dedicated to forests, forest products and forested landscapes, the Department of Forest and Ecosystem Science (DFES) comprises more than 50 scientists working from the molecular to the ecosystem level.
In 1910 demand for locally trained experts with an understanding of Australian conditions shaped the development of a school of forest studies at Creswick. Over the past century, issues covered by forest and ecosystem sciences have evolved and are still at the forefront of public debate and societal relevance.
For 50 years, our unique mix of practical skills training, supported by classroom based learning, has helped thousands of graduates enjoy rewarding and successful careers in agriculture and throughout the diverse agribusiness value chain. Our graduates can be found in the bush or the city, in Australia or overseas. We work with industry to ensure they are equipped to handle the challenges that modern agriculture will throw their way today and for years into the future.
Our track record and experience are second-to-none. Formerly the Australian Agricultural College Corporation, Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges delivers practical, skills-based training to rural industries, regional communities and regional urban centres throughout Queensland and beyond.
Horticultural Training Pty Ltd, Nationally Accreditied Training offers from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma in Horticulture (All sectors) and Land Conservation and Management. We specialise in on site training and recognition of current competencies or R.P.L.
Murrumbidgee Rural Studies Centre (MRSC) offers a range of short courses, designed for primary producers, owners of small farms, new entrants to agriculture and horticulture, and to those thinking of investing in a rural enterprise.
The Melbourne School of Land and Environment (MSLE) is Australia’s most diverse university faculty, with expertise addressing these challenges through teaching and research undertaken by our three academic departments Agriculture and Food Systems, Forest and Ecosystem Science, and Resource Management and Geography.
Our interdisciplinary approach applies scientific, social, political and economic perspectives to address the needs of both human communities and the natural environment.
We are a dynamic hub for research, with strong government and industry research support, funding and participation. Our academic staff undertake research in collaboration with partners across the University of Melbourne, Australia-wide and internationally through numerous Cooperative Research Centres and institutes.
It is this close association with industry and government that ensures our courses provide training and skills valued by both graduates and employers. Our courses contain practical work experience that develop students' skills and provide an insight into career options.
As a MSLE undergraduate, graduate coursework or research student you can realize your dreams of contributing to a sustainable future.
UWA has an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research in Science. In 2010, we were ranked first in Australia and 34th in the world for Life and Agricultural Sciences by the prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong University rankings. The Faculties of Science consist of the Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences and the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (of which The UWA Institute of Agriculture is an integral part)
As a UWA science student you will benefit from our state-of-the-art facilities, world-renowned staff and hands-on curriculum. National surveys confirm that UWA graduates obtain jobs more readily and start on higher salaries than graduates from all other WA universities, so whichever of the more than 20 pathways to a degree you take at UWA, you will be ahead of the pack.