A career in food and fibre may be achieved through secondary, vocational education and training and tertiary education pathways. Education pathways, special programs and scholarships which may assist your goal of a career in food and fibre are described further in the following sections:
- Primary school programs and facilities
- Secondary schools and colleges
- Vocational education and training
- Tertiary education
Primary school programs and facilities
There are a number of facilities and activities in Western Australia that offer students and the general community an opportunity to learn more about agriculture, farming and the source of our food and fibre.
The farm is located at Kelmscott in Perth and offers primary school students half-day, full-day and overnight visits. Students experience the different aspects of farm life, with practical activities in horticulture, animal husbandry and care, and everyday farm tasks. It is also open to the general public every day of the year.
This demonstration farm, located at Darch in Perth, provides a wide range of educational options in each of the eight learning areas for early childhood and primary school students. A professional learning course for teachers is available to ensure schools get the most out of their visit.
The farm is located at Kiara in Perth and offers primary school visits each week day during school term.
Secondary schools and colleges
The Western Australian College of Agriculture has six residential campuses offering programs for year 10, 11 and 12 students.
The Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon is a year seven to 12 co-educational college for day and residential students situated in Bindoon.
There are 13 public, private or independant schools in WA that offer a range of agricultural education. The majority of these are non-metropolitan.
- Coodanup Community College
- Esperance Senior High School
- Great Southern Grammar
- Kelmscott Senior High School
- Kojonup District High School
- Kiara College
- Manjimup Senior High School
- Margaret River Senior High School
- Meekatharra District High School
- Merredin College
- Mount Barker Community College
- Northam Senior High School
- Pinjarra Senior High School
Vocational education and training links
Food and Agribusiness Solutions
A national organisation providing leadership in skills, training products and workforce innovation for the national agrifood industry.
Muresk Institute is an education and training facility situated in the Western Australian wheatbelt with a particular focus on agriculture, agribusiness, health and mining.
Tertiary study is offered at a number of Australian institutions. An 'A' indicates those offering courses in agriculture or agribusiness.