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Rural Skills Online is a web-based learning management system made available to RTOs and group training organisations.

The first quarter of 2014 has seen significant additions to Rural Skills Online with a number of training providers taking up access and new learning and assessment material for the 14 units for the Certificate I in Agrifood Operations. These have been added to the suite of content.


(Left to right) Charles Impey, Lauren Zell (State Training Services), Adam Marshall (Member for Northern Tablelands), Kevin Anderson (Member for Tamworth), John Michael (faculty director - Trades & Primary Industries), Greg Poetschka (Regional Manager New England Region): Photo courtesy, Office of Adam Marshall MP

NSW farmers have responded very strongly to a NSW Government initiative that provides fully funded places for a Diploma of Agriculture that is designed for drought-affected farmers. Following on from the coverage given in RSA's March Newsletter enquiries and enrolments have been solid: NSW farmers respond to drought support.

The Rural Career Guide was produced by Rural Skills Australia with support from the Australian Government through the Australian Apprenticeships Advisers’ Program.

Case studies are presented in most instances by people already working in the rural industry giving first-hand accounts of what rural jobs actually involve, who does the work and all training and qualifications.

The Rural Career Guide captures the successes from almost 20 years of our hard working network of agricultural and horticultural Education and Training Advisers. It combines a range of previously developed RSA materials and information and assembled with new and revised content. Visit the Rural Career Guide