New opportunities to develop agricultural skills

Date: 20 December 2016

Memoranda of Understanding to support agricultural skills development
Opportunities to build the capacity of the State's agriculture industries


Memoranda of Understanding signed by the Liberal National Government today will strengthen agricultural skills development in Western Australia and provide new opportunities for students.

 

Deputy Premier and Training and Workforce Development Minister Liza Harvey said the MoUs between Muresk Institute and Curtin and Murdoch universities would open the door for greater sharing of resources, facilities and expertise.

 

"The MoUs detail the commitment of all parties to work together to build the capacity of the State's agricultural industries through research and development and higher education," Ms Harvey said.

 

"They will support the agricultural sector through teaching and research activities and facilitate opportunities to benefit students.  This could include sharing industry specific expertise for training, workshops and seminars held at Muresk Institute."

 

Among their key objectives, the MoUs will provide formal pathways for courses delivered at Muresk Institute, such as the Integrated Diploma Program, to relevant undergraduate degree programs at the universities.

 

The Deputy Premier said the MoUs would also allow the universities to access the institute's working farm and facilities to give students practical experience relevant to their undergraduate programs and to host familiarisation tours for international students.

 

In addition, the universities will be given access to the site to carry out research projects for post graduate and PhD students.

 

"These new alliances will complement existing partnerships Muresk Institute has developed to boost agricultural skills development," Ms Harvey said.

 

"Our focus is to improve the perception of agriculture and agribusiness careers, while ensuring industry relevant training is delivered to help meet the demand for skilled workers."

 

Fact File

  • Muresk Institute is a multi-tenanted, multi-use training and education precinct
  • Curtin University has a strong history in agricultural teaching and research; Murdoch University offers a range of courses including Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences
  • Details about training courses delivered at Muresk Institute are available online at http://www.dtwd.wa.gov.au/mureskinstitute 

 

Deputy Premier and Training and Workforce Development Minister's office - 6552 5900

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