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NSW State Conference - January 2015. SA State Conference - May 2015. QLD State Conference - TBA VIC State Conference - TBA

Resources for Teachers

Resources collated from the National Conference will be available soon. If you have any other resources to share. Please contact the executive.

NAAE Submission to ACARA

Submission to the Australian Curriculum, Assessment & Reporting Authority (ACARA)      

News and Events


2015 NSWAAT Conference - Ballina, NSW - 11 - 15 January

Please click here for conference details. Payments due by 30 November 2014.


Moo Baa Munch - 23 - 25 October, Downlands College, Toowoomba

This agricultural industry promotion event will be conducted at Downlands College Rural Centre in Toowoomba. The school has excellent farm facilities in their agriculture department which covers a large area of land within the school grounds.


Secondary student day – 23 October

These days will focus on students from years 8-12. The interactive presentations will allow students to participate in a ‘hands-on’ style whilst learning about careers related to various aspects of agriculture. Information on the career pathways to gain employment in each field will be available for students.

Primary student day – 24 October

These days will focus on where their food & fibre comes from as well as an introduction into the variety of career opportunities in the agricultural sector.

Family Fun day – 25 October

Saturday will provide an opportunity for families to come and experience a fun-filled day of hands-on activities. They will discover more about farm life and where their food and fibre comes from through interactive and fun activities in a carnival type atmosphere.


For further information please call AgForce Queensland on (07) 3236 3100 and speak to Ashley Cooper or Tanya Nagle or email

National Merino Challenge, May 2015, Adelaide

The National Merino Challenge (NMC) is a two-day, national sheep industry program run by Australian Wool Innovation Limited (AWI). The NMC is designed to improve the engagement of young people with the Merino industry by developing their hands-on skills and networks. Students attend theory and practical sessions on assessing sheep and wool, animal selection, production and managing a breeding program. For more details please contact NMC Project Manager, Ben Watts on or 0428 668 706

Ag Vision 2014 - Junee High School - Wednesday 3 September

Cultivating Careers in Agriculture -  for more details please contact Sandra or Deborah at Junee HS.


Interesting Links & Information:

AUDIO - ABC Rural, 16 Jan 2014 -  University Agriculture Courses in Demand

Rural Skills Australia - RURAL CAREERS GUIDE released April 2014

Career Harvest Website


2014 NAAE National Conference - 12 - 16th January, Telford College, Balclutha, NZ

A wonderful four days of professional learning, development of skills and building relationships between the states and our NZ friends. A very big thank you to Andrew Thompson and the team at Telford College for hosting the delegates and providing them with a varied number of learning opportunities and showing off the beautiful surrounds of Otago and Southland.

Conference highlights - Remote Teaching and Learning, Tours to Fonterra, Finegand Freeze Works and Mosgiel Wool Store and Milton Wool Mill, All the Guest Speakers, Practical Olympics - Sheep Shearing, Quad Bike Riding, Tractor Driving, Dairy Cattle Assessment, Horse Riding, Fencing, Chainsaw and Horticultural Activities. And of course, the beautiful conference dinner at River Ridge Retreat.

To learn more about Telford College and Lincoln University - click  here


NAAE BGM - 16 January

Elected Executive Committee (from L to R): Carl Chirgwin (NSW, Secretary), Graeme Harris (NSW, Vice President), Andrew Cosby (VIC, President), Mick Melino (NSW, Treasurer) and Kymberley Warren (SA, Publications and Communications Officer).

Presidents Report

See Resources Page for Conference Resources


2014: Professional Development and Events

University of New England

Generation 2050

Opportunity for students in Year 10, 11 & 12 - 4 day camp at University of New England - Sunday 7 to Wednesday 10 December, 2014.

see for further details.


Other News

NAAE Members attend PIEF Conference, Canberra 5-6 June 2013.

From L to R: Carl Chirgwin (NSW), Kymberley Warren (SA), Dr Cameron Archer (PIEF), Andrew Cosby (President NAAE) and Michael Killer (QLD)