Gordon Griffin - Education and Training Adviser
144 Welsford Street
PO Box 163
Shepparton VIC 3630
Phone: 03 5821 1522 - 0417 361632
Fax: 03 5831 1520 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheepvention and Henty Machinery Field Days (NSW)
Gordon Griffin attended Sheepvention at Hamilton, western Victoria in August, and Henty Machinery Field Days in southern NSW in September. Both events gave an opportunity to meet a wide range of growers, farmers and service providers to the agriculture sector to discuss education and training issues and opportunities.
State agriculture and horticulture providers meeting
Victorian RTOs meet four times a year to discuss the delivery of agriculture, horticulture and conservation and land management.
These networks met recently to address common issues facing their sectors. It was an opportunity to meet those at the ‘coal face’ of training delivery and who deal with the policy end of the decisions being made in Canberra and Melbourne.
Prime topics of conversation at the recent meeting included ongoing funding changes by the state government, the implications of the change of the federal government and the issues with the mooted changes to the AHC10 Training Package by AgriFood Skills Australia.
More discussions on these issues have been slated for the annual joint network conference in December.
Agrifood National Regional Initiative developments
As a member of the Regional Steering Group of the Agrifood National Regional Initiative project in the north central region of Victoria it is terrific to see some training delivery commencing as a part of this project.
Several short courses to assist the grain harvesting sector and chemical use programs have been scheduled for the coming months together with a number of business development programs for famers and small business across the three local government areas that the project is tasked with assisting.
Victorian projects and activities
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