Promoting agricultural education in schools is vital to increasing the knowledge of the whole community about the food and fibre used in everyday life. The information below is provided for teachers, students and parents alike to ensure that the skills and capabilities in our agricultural industries remain world class.
To catch up on some of the many activities of the NSW Department of Primary Industries check out our story map.
Interested in reducing world poverty, starting your own business, innovative technology, research and development, travel? Careers in our primary industries don't all involve driving a tractor or shearing a sheep - they can require high level science, maths and technology skills. The range of careers available in food and fibre industries are endless see our DPI staff case studies (PDF, 1353.54 KB).
A set of careers cards featuring Lego minifigure characters that introduce primary age children to the range of agriculture careers across the supply chain. Produced in collaboration with Little Brick Pastoral.
Tocal College also delivers courses designed specifically for teachers and is endorsed to provide QTC Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher, for the following courses:
Completing The Climate Challenge for NSW teachers will contribute 5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 and 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Completing AgPatch - Garden Connections will contribute 5 hours NESA registered professional development addressing 2.1.2, 3.4.2 and 3.7.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.