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 Agriculture and Food Sciences delivers teaching and research in areas of agriculture and agribusiness, food sciences, animals and plant sciences with an applied biotechnology and agricultural focus.
The School gives our graduates the power to contribute to finding solutions to world issues such as diminishing natural resources, climate change, biosecurity, poverty and feeding a growing population.
Close ties with industry and government ensure our students are valuable to future employers. Hands-on experience reinforces what students learn in the classroom, with all of our students undertaking relevant work experience to complete their programs. This also gives our students the opportunity to test out different career options and to build relationships and important career networks.
Our students have access to world-class facilities including:
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 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.
Pittwater High is comprehensive and co-educational and an integral part of the Pittwater Community.
It has an established reputation for academic, cultural and sporting excellence with a tradition of outstanding achievement in musical performance and sailing. Our purpose is to sustain a school culture in which students are actively engaged in learning in an environment of continuous improvement. We aim to develop the knowledge skills and values of each child in a happy and supportive environment.
The school's natural park-like environment is exceptional. Facilities are well resourced and maintained and include a multi-purpose centre, tennis courts, networked computer laboratories, a large oval and playing fields, and specialist facilities for agriculture and horticulture.
Founded in 1902, Perth College is an Anglican school in Perth offering Day and Boarding opportunities for girls from Kindergarten to Year 12, with boarding available from Year 7.
Perth College is the oldest independent Anglican girls’ school in Western Australia with over 115 years educating remarkable women. The School aims to engage body, mind, heart and spirit of each student and it is these principles, which have contributed to the School’s reputation of offering a holistic education and diverse opportunities.
During 2012, Perth College launched InsideOut, the first sequential self-leadership programme in Western Australian schools. Providing opportunities for girls from Kindergarten to Year 12 the learning opportunities will be provided in a range of workshops, seminars, experiential learning and self-leadership opportunities. This is to reflect the girls inner development to outer excellence, which will provide students with the skills to lead themselves; to cope with challenges; to be more resilient; become stronger; more capable, whilst also giving the girls real skills to make a difference in society, which will also benefit overall academic performance. A key aspect of InsideOut is our collaboration with the University of Western Australia (UWA), who is undertaking a research project to evaluate the quantitative difference of self-leadership training, which will provide us with measurable outcomes.
At Perth College, students are provided with a Personal Learning Device (PLD) granting them access to significant learning technologies. The PLD is considered to be the student's mobile classroom. The School has invested in state-of-the-art infrastructure including wireless technology, smart boards, industry standard and educational software and systems. These technologies in conjunction with traditional classroom best practices provide our girls with a 21st Century education.
The School is renowned for its teaching staff, they are leaders in their field through trial and implementation of the new courses of study and the Australian Curriculum. Students rate our teachers as one of the benefits of attending the School as they are compassionate, caring and develop strong relationships.
The Perth College Boarding House is home to 100 girls and prides itself on its warmth and 'home away from home' environment with a unique rural feel. A feature of a Perth College boarding education is the On Board programme. It is designed to teach our girls more about themselves, to develop self-esteem, to appreciate and experience the ways in which they can contribute to their immediate and wider community and ultimately how to lead by example and manage senior roles of leadership in preparation for life beyond Perth College.
To discuss enrolment opportunities for your daughter contact Enrolments Director, Judy Parker, on 08 9471 2104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Joseph's caters for children from Prep to Year 7. The current level of student enrolments allows for close interaction between parents, students and staff. Our staff endeavours to foster a climate of meaningful learning, love, security and personal interest in each student.
St Joseph’s Primary School is a Christian School in the Catholic Tradition. As a Catholic School, St Joseph’s aims to foster an environment of Christian love and understanding through the development of the whole person.
The school endeavours to be a place where children and adults can grow in the knowledge of God’s love for them, and in love and concern for others. We believe that education is a combined venture of the child, parents, teachers and the Parish community.
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
NSW Agriculture’s Yanco Agricultural Institute (YAI) is a Centre of Excellence dedicated to assisting agricultural industries and rural communities through research, extension, regulation and education. YAI is working to promote the sustainable production of rice, to improve horticultural production, to facilitate efficient irrigation management, to provide appropriate extension and regulatory services to industry, and to deliver education and training programs for the food and fibre industries.
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.
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.
Tropical Institute provides International and Domestic students with a high quality, focused and friendly educational (Nationally Accredited Business and Marketing Programs) experience in the heart of Australia’s most environmentally beautiful region - Cairns.
The Institute is located right in the heart of Cairns city on the first floor of a modern building complex and includes theory classrooms, a computer lab, private study areas, secure lockers and free wireless internet access. It is an intimate, secure and safe campus where you will quickly get to know the other students as well as the friendly, supportive and highly qualified staff.
We are passionate about helping you get to where you want to go, whether it be into a job or a study pathway into an Australian TAFE or University.
The Institute has a carefully chosen team of trainers/assessors to help support our students, including administration staff and counsellors as well as a Pathway Advisors on site to assist students in their career planning.
We look forward to meeting you and sharing our stunning environment while helping you achieve success in your chosen learning and development pathway.
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.