MOREE farmers, businesses and community members are being encouraged to register for a range of farm safety courses offered this month by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Tocal College.
Minister for Agriculture and Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall said the courses would help develop participants’ on-farm skills and knowledge to work safely.
“Tocal College is offering a range of courses across a number of disciplines in Moree, from Tuesday, 21 May to Friday 31 May, as part of the SafeWork NSW Quad Bike Safety Improvement and AgSkilled Programs,” Mr Marshall said.
“These accredited courses will provide basic skills to assist participants to safely and effectively operate farm machinery and to understand the importance of routine checks and maintenance.
“The Precision Agronomy course will provide participants with key concepts of precision agriculture and how to use analysis software to make better decisions relevant to local climate and industries.
“I would encourage anyone interest in the courses on offer to contact Tocal College for more information and to find out if they are eligibility for fully-funded (free) training.”
The dates and courses are:
|21-22 May||Precision Agronomy|
|27 May||Working safely at heights|
|27-28 May||Chemical application|
|28 May||Confined spaces||Quad bike handling|
|27-29 May||License to operate a forklift|
|29 May||Quad bike operation|
|29-31 May||License to operate forklift|
|30 May||Quad bike handling||Working safely at heights||WHS for supervisors and managers|
|31 May||Confined spaces||Quad bike handling|
To register for a course contact Tocal College on (02) 6763 1285
The quad bike handling course is funded through the SafeWork NSW Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program, which offers eligible farmers and their workers rebates in implementing safety measures around the use of quad bikes on farms.
AgSkilled is a vocational training program for the cotton and grains industry funded by the NSW Government, with industry partners Cotton Australia and the Grains Research and Development Corporation.
The SMARTtrain® chemical application course will increase participants understanding on the safe use of pesticides with powered and hand-held application equipment.
Tocal College is renowned Australia-wide for providing students with practical training, development of industry-relevant skills and experience in general agriculture, beef cattle, dairying, rural business management, sheep production, cropping and conservation and land management.
Information on the various courses and registration forms are available on the Tocal College website www.tocal.nsw.edu.au