Tocal Agricultural Institute


What happens at Tocal

Tocal is a 2200 hectare property in the NSW Hunter Valley. The property includes the Tocal College, Paterson campus and the Tocal Homestead heritage precinct. Tocal farm staff operate a commercial beef herd, stock horse breeding, dairy and free-range egg production as well as a demonstration sheep flock and bee hives used in training.

Tocal College

The College is part of the Tocal Agricultural Centre within NSW DPI. It consists of the College, Regional Services and Regulatory programs, Tocal Field Days and Tocal Homestead. The Hunter Local Land Services (LLS) is also located at the Tocal College, CB Alexander Campus.

Tocal College also has a southern campus, Yanco Campus, situated at the NSW DPI Yanco Agricultural Institute near Leeton, which provides a wide range of skills training courses, traineeships and the Aboriginal Rural Training Program (ARTP).

Tocal College Purpose: To grow the capacity and productivity of the agricultural workforce to meet the needs of a changing agricultural sector.

Renowned as a high quality training provider, Tocal College offers part-time and full-time agricultural courses, short courses, distance and flexible learning for Year 10, 11 or 12 school leavers and adults interested in careers in agriculture or in gaining credit towards a university degree.

Tocal College provides training for school leavers and other people who are interested in a broad range of agricultural careers.

Training is incorporated into the agricultural activities occurring on Tocal's commercial farms. Students develop the skills and knowledge for a range of primary industries including beef cattle, dairying, horse breeding, rural business management, sheep production, poultry, cropping, precision farming, general agriculture and natural resource management.

Bee research

Our research

DPI staff located at the Centre contribute to a number of DPI research programs.

Tocal homestead

Our facilities and services

The Centre has a range of components as well as education, farming and community resources.

Tocal aerial

Our climate

Located in the lower Paterson Valley, the Centre experiences a varied climate.

Tocal signage

Our history

Tocal has a long history in agriculture, dating back to 1822.

Tocal Agricultural Centre
815 Tocal Road
Paterson NSW 2421

Phone: (02) 4939 8888 or 1800 025 520

International: +61 0 4939 8888

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