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Tocal College is celebrating the achievements of our students with two Graduation Days, for the presentation of qualifications, awards and scholarships. Attend at either Yanco (29 February) or Paterson (15 March).

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Varroa mite (Varroa destructor) was detected in sentinel hives at the Port of Newcastle in June 2022 during routine surveillance by NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI).

Since its detection Varroa is now considered endemic in NSW, and the state is now in transition from an Emergency Response to ongoing Varroa Management. 

Two zones of operation now exist in NSW, the Varroa Mite Suppression Zone (Green) and the Varroa Mite Management Zone (Orange). There are different rules that apply within the different zones around what you can and cannot do. 

For more information please visit: NSW DPI Varroa Mite Emergency Response and Managing your hives with Varroa

This short online course will assist you to build confidence in: 
  • Varroa surveillance 
  • Monitoring for arrival 
  • Monitoring mite loads for management/treatment 
  • Integrated pest management
Enrol for free!

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Beatrice is a bee on Tocal, she is part of a team that includes bees and people. When all the members of a team work together, and do their part, amazing things can happen! This new book joins our children's book series sharing information about Australian food production on Tocal. RRP only $10, or buy the series of 6 Tocal farm books for $50

Preparing for drought

Check out our Drought Skilled page, where you can find our book Preparing for Drought and some of the courses we offer that are designed to improve the knowledge and resilience of farmers in practical ways.



AgSkilled is a vocational training program for the livestock, cotton, grains, rice, production horticulture and viticulture industries, funded by the NSW Government with industry partners.

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Open days

An opportunity for young people to find out about life and study at Tocal, with tours of our campus and farms, and a presentation about our full-time courses and available careers.

Lecturers showing student cattle skills

Tocal - We love it!

A promotional video for Tocal College featuring students from 2019. Find out more about becoming a student with Tocal College.

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