Secondary schools

Careers in primary industries

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:

Teaching resources

  • Agri-food, fibre and fuel technologies 
    Aligned to the NSW Stage 6 Agriculture elective; the Agri-food, fibre and fuel technologies' documents can be used as teaching resources or as a study guide for senior students. The set of two documents include a unit workbook and separate answer guide which addresses all learning activities throughout the workbook.
  • Food and fibre production - an Aboriginal Perspective
    These resources investigate historical Australian Aboriginal agricultural production.
  • Beef cattle and meat sheep junior judging guide
    This support document has been developed to guide students to prepare to judge meat sheep and beef cattle in junior judging competitions at shows. It also gives tips on oral presentation formulation and delivery.
  • The Yabby Unit
    Aligned to the NSW Technology Mandatory syllabus, these resources investigate Australian freshwater crayfish production. The unit includes two major aquaponics design options.
  • The Australian Hamburger Unit
    Aligned to the NSW Technology Mandatory syllabus, these resources investigate the main Australian agriculture industry sectors: wheat, beef, dairy, sheep, pork, poultry and horticulture; from the paddock to the plate.
  • Experimental design
    This support document for teachers and senior students is aligned to the Stage 6 Agriculture syllabus. A selection of DPI documentary investigations are also provided.
  • Farming for the 21st Century
    Aligned to the NSW Stage 6 Agriculture elective: Farming for the 21st Century and can be used as a teaching resource or as a study guide for senior students.
  • Study aids and resources 
    A range of resources for Secondary study including HSC revision using game based learning resources such as Kahoot.
  • Tocal Virtual Farm
    A fully resourced virtual investigation of Tocal farms with maps, production data, workbook books and answer guides for Stage 4 Technology Mandatory and Stage 6 Farm case study.
  • Multimedia resources
    View our range of videos and accompanying teacher guides and don't forget to check out the DPI Schools program Youtube channel.
  • What's wrong with my crop? flowchart (PDF, 546.32 KB)
    This flowchart can be used to identify some common problems caused in a crop by an insect pest, a disease or a nutritional disorder.