Department of Jobs and Small Business Graduate Program

Applications are now open for the Department of Jobs and Small Business Graduate Program for 2020! The ten-month program gives participants the opportunity to work in a range of areas across the department and work on policies and programs that directly affect Australians. If you want to challenge yourself, and have access to cutting-edge learning and development […]

Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program

Women in agriculture with an ambition to shape the future of Australia’s food and fibre industry are invited to apply for the National Farmers’ Federation’s 2019 Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program. The Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program provides applicants with a six-month one-on-one mentorship and the opportunity to be a part of an alumni of female agriculture leaders. […]

2019 National Merino Challenge

The NMC is an Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) initiative designed to allow young people to engage with the Merino industry by developing their knowledge, skills and networks, and involves presentations and demonstrations from industry professionals. Students participate in seven ‘mini-challenges’ over two days, testing their knowledge of Merino fleece, production, breeding and selection. Techniques from […]

A Day in the Life of a Social Science Researcher

Nicole McDonald is a Social Science Researcher using vocational psychology to investigate the future workforce requirements of the Australian cotton industry. She is also a member of the National Farmers Federation 2030 leaders team. Nicole didn’t even consider a career in agriculture until she had finished her undergraduate studies and found herself in a PhD position […]

Meet Kate Lorimer-Ward: Deputy Director General of DPI Agriculture, Orange

Kate Lorimer-Ward was born into a farming family and wanted to be a farmer. She eventually went on to the University of Sydney and started studying Economics and Psychology, leaving with a Bachelor of Arts double majoring in physical and social geographies. Now she is the Deputy Director General of the Department of Primary Industries […]

Do you know an excellent early career scientist or technologist?

Nominations are now open for the ICM Agrifood Awards, which recognise and acknowledge the outstanding work of two early career scientists or technologists. The awardees will have achieved substantial peer/industry recognition for their work in a field critical to continued improvement of the overall Australian food sector in the past five years. Winners each receive […]

Paving the Way for a Successful Career in the Horticulture Field

If you’re interested in a career in horticulture, Hort Frontiers’ article about Tayla Field and her time spent in the Masterclass of Horticultural Business is worth a read.While Tayla’s path is just one of the ways to get into the horticultural field, her story highlights the wide range of possibilities available – not just in […]

Looking to have a gap year?

Applications for Cotton Australia’s Cotton Gap program are now open! Cotton Gap is a unique opportunity for school leavers looking for a long-term career in the cotton industry, or those looking for a 12 month, paid gap year. Cotton Gap is an amazing opportunity for school leavers to experience a year, working in unique rural […]

Agricultural Extension Work Placement Program

Are you based in Queensland, recently studied Science or Environment at either TAFE of Uni (Cert IV minimum), and want some hands-on work experience? The Queensland Farmers’ Federation’s Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance is running an Agricultural Extension Work Placement Program with positions across the state. Applications close 5pm 21 January 2019. For more info, click here.

Interested in a FREE TAFE course?

Calling all Victorians and Queenslanders! If you’re interested in studying agriculture or horticulture at TAFE in your home state, we have some good news – it may be free! For January 1, 2019, certain TAFE courses will be free for everyone in VIC. These TAFE courses include certificates in agriculture, horticulture, construction and more. To […]

John Ralph Essay Competition winning entry now available online

The winning essay of the 2018 John Ralph Essay Competition titled ‘The right to farm versus the right to choose: society is having the final say’ is now available online. The winning essay written by Deanna Lush has recently been published in the Farm Policy Journal and can be read here. The essay argues that […]

DAF Hermitage Schools Plant Science Competition registration now open!

The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) Hermitage Research Facility (HRF) Schools Plant Science Competition offers engaging ways for students to gain understanding and skills in key areas identified within the Australian Science Curriculum. Encouraging the next generation of people who will be involved with agriculture as scientists or as farmers is crucial to how we […]

Hay Inc Rural Education Training

Looking to gain agricultural skills and rural education in an on-farm experience? Hay Inc. offers young people the opportunity to experience a range of ‘hands on’ workshops and workplace mentoring, delivered throughout Hay, NSW. These workshops and training modules are delivered by trainers who have years of experience on rural properties. Training modules may include: […]

Carbon Neutral by 2030 Innovation Challenge

Would you like to put your creative problem-solving mind to the test to help the Australian red meat industry become carbon neutral by 2030 and in doing so, have the opportunity to win some amazing prizes including $10,000? Of course you would! Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) and Cicada Innovations are launching three challenges designed […]

Online Agricultural Careers Expo

RuralBiz Training is excited to be hosting an Online Agricultural Careers Expo on Tuesday 14th August from 11am-1pm AEST. Come along to gain great insight into the pathways, opportunities and rewards of a career in Agriculture. Hear from some of Australia’s top Agribusiness about what they look for when recruiting and how to access their […]

New Short Course: Plant Taxonomy

ACS Distance Education have just released a new short course in Plant Taxonomy. Written by John Mason, ACS Principal and a number of ACS academics, including Timothy Walker, former lecturer at Oxford and former Director at Oxford Botanic Gardens and Marie Beerman, who holds a Bachelor and Masters of Science (Horticulture).   Plant Taxonomy is the […]

“What do I need to study?”

If you’re looking to get into the agriculture sector but don’t know what you need to be doing to get there, Southern Forests SEED Program have created a nice little two page document to give you a starting point. While this document is made for a Western Australian audience, most of the course names and […]

Career Harvest is relaunching!

In the coming weeks the Career Harvest website will be having a facelift. With the relaunch of the new website and the start of the new financial year around the corner, Career Harvest is seeking partnerships from educational providers and industry to help Career Harvest become a hub for agricultural careers.   Interested parties are […]

Industry Support: Australian Beef Industry Foundation

If you’re looking for a way to get into the beef industry or need some assistance, the Australian Beef Industry Foundation (ABIF) is here to help. As a dedicated organisation looking to help support the industry, ABIF provide information and several scholarships and awards.   Head to www.abif.com.au to keep up to date with their […]

2018 AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship winners

Fourteen university students from across Australia have been awarded a 2018 AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship, in recognition of their leadership potential and commitment to the future of Australian agriculture. The scholarship provides $5,000 per year to assist with study and living expenses for two years of the students’ agricultural related degree. In addition to industry sponsors, […]