TOCAL is renowned as a leader in practical training for the agriculture and horse industries.
School leavers and others interested in a career in general agriculture, stock horse breeding and training or agribusiness will receive a great head start by studying at Tocal.
Tocal is the only residential agricultural college in NSW and has large commercial farms where students learn practical skills hands on.
Studying full-time at Tocal involves practical work on the college and farms, practical-skills training and case studies covering a wide range of topics.
Students also develop communication and team skills through many personal development opportunities.
A quality training program has been developed by Tocal College in conjunction with NSW Department of Primary Industries to meet the needs of farmers, primary industries, agribusiness and the community.
Courses are delivered in the Riverina and on farm, when suitable, to ensure the required skills meet the ever-changing needs and compliance requirements of today’s farming and agribusiness sector.
Many of the courses are subsidised.
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Rural traineeships are open to paid, farm employees and the course leads to a nationally accredited Certificate II, III or IV in Agriculture.
Rural trainees may work in a variety of enterprises and during training accumulate many valuable farm skills.
Training is based on real farming situations and reinforced by practical activities on the college farms, presentations from industry specialists and advisors and visits to leading farms and facilities
On-the-job or work-based training will take place under the supervision of an experienced supervisor as students put into practice the knowledge they have learnt.