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Next State Conferences

NSW State Conference - January 2017 SA State Conference - May 2017 QLD State Conference - January 2017 VIC State Conference - TBA

NAAE Submission to ACARA

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News and Events

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New NAAE Executive!!

Thank you to the outgoing NAAE Executive. Andrew Cosby (President), Graeme Harris (Vice President), Carl Chirgwin (Secretary), Mick Melino (Treasurer) and Kymberley Warren (Publicity). We thank them for their excellent committment to NAAE over the last two or more years.

It is with pleasure that we introduce the new NAAE Executive for the 2016-2018 term. 

PRESIDENT - Alysia Kepert


SECRETARY - Nicolet Westerhof

TREASURER - Kristina Hotson

PUBLICITY - Hayward Paynter

Any correspondence should be forwarded to the NAAE Executive via 

2016 NAAE National Conference 10 - 15 January, Western Australia

Congratulations to the organising committee and a very big thank you to our sponsor PIEFA and our supporting institutions! The 19th Biennial Conference was a wonderful success!! We hope that all participants had a fantastic week. If you'd like to be reminded what you got up to - there are a number of photos and insights on our Facebook page and you can still click on the program below. Watch this space for more!!

2018 NAAE National Conference

The 2018 NAAE National Conference is to be held in Tasmania! So watch this space for all the exciting details as they come to hand.



Central Queensland - Various Roles - click here for information. Contact Allison Chamberlain for further information

Curriculum Resources and Links

Agriculture in Education Units

Australian Pork Ltd have developed two new resources for schools : a schools visits kit for teachers (all year levels) and a Years 9/10 resource titled ‘Producing and Marketing Australian Pork’. Please contact Ashley Norval to request a copy. Her email address is

Other Professional Development Opportunities for 2016

If you have any professional development opportunities you would like to be mentioned on here, please contact NAAE via 

  • 2016 PIEFA Conference - 'We love food and fibre' - 2-3 May 2016, Canberra - further details can be found at 

  • 2016 Ag Vision @ Junee High School - dates to be confirmed

Student Opportunities for 2016

RURAL BIZ ONLINE AG CAREERS EXPO - TUESDAY 4th AUGUST at 10:30 AEST  please go to to register your interest. 


Other News and Information

Cool Food and Fibre Connections - information and curriculum links - read here

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

Rural Skills Australia - RURAL CAREERS GUIDE released April 2014

Career Harvest  Website



  • 2015 ATASA Curriculum Focus Day, 27 November 2015, Urrbrae Ag High School

  • 2015 ATASA State Conference, 21-23 May, Mt Gambier, SA

  • 2015 National Merino Challenge - ADELAIDE, Sat 9 & Sun 10 May 2015 

  • 2015 International Rural Women's Conference - Adelaide Showgrounds, March 23 & 24

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

  • 2015 AgForce Queensland and QATA Queensland Agricultural Educators Conference, 14-16 January, Rockhampton QLD.

  • 2014 Ag Vision - Junee High School - Wednesday 3 September.

  • 2014 Moo Baa Munch - 23 - 25 October, Downlands College, Toowoomba


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 2014

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

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)