NSW Department of Primary Industries’ Tocal College has unveiled a new course which will provide people with the skills and knowledge to understand grain harvest operations.
Education Officer, Charlie Bell said we are expecting a bumper harvest this season and the new course, offered in Dubbo, is a great opportunity for people to up skill or for those re-entering the workforce to get the right training.
“The skills required for modern winter crop harvest labour are significant, with harvest workers operating and maintaining sophisticated machinery and equipment, while maintaining high standards of workplace safety and product hygiene,” Mr Bell said.
“To meet the industry needs, NSW Department of Primary Industries’ Tocal College will deliver a short-term introductory training program to equip potential harvest workers with the basic skills required to be safe and productive in a harvest labour position.
“This is about ensuring people are able to safely and productively contribute to harvest operations, as well as providing opportunities to progress to more highly-skilled positions.”
NSW Government subsidised funding is available through the Smart & Skilled Program.
The three-day Introduction to grain harvest operations course will be delivered by face to face training to address practical skills such as operation of equipment and safety issues.