Safety skills training in Walgett

25 Feb 2019

Quad bike training during Walgett week

Farmers, businesses and community members in the north west of NSW are being encouraged to register for range of course being offered in Walgett by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Tocal College.

DPI Business Development Officer, Glen Walker said the courses will develop participant’s skills and knowledge to work safely.

“Tocal College will be offering a range of courses across a number of disciplines in Walgett, from Monday, 11 to Friday, 15 March, as part of the SafeWork NSW Quad Bike Safety Improvement and AgSkilled Programs,” Mr Walker 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.

“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 free training.”

11-13 March, 2019License to operate a forklift
11 March, 2019Quad bike operation
12 March, 2019Quad bike operation
13 March, 2019Quad bike operation
14 March, 2019Quad bike operation
15 March, 2019Quad bike operation
14-15 March, 2019Off road four wheel drive
14-15 March, 2019Safe tractor operation and maintenance
14-15 March, 2019Confined spaces
14-15 March, 2019Working at heights

The quad bike operation course is funded through the SafeWork NSW Quad Bike Safety Program, which offers eligible farmers and their workers rebates in implementing safety measures around the use of quad bikes on farms.

To register for a course contact Jayne Wood on 02 6763 1285 or email

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.

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.

Media contact: Anne Brook (02) 6763 1163 or 0477 358 305