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

AgSkilled seeks to upskill NSW’s cropping and horticulture industries to manage the challenges of the future by providing relevant training in production, technology, business and safety skills. Find out more about AgSkilled here.

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The training you want, when you want it

Tocal College has a range of accredited courses, and can work with you to tailor a program to meet the training and skills needs that you, your workers and/or your business requires. Our delivery methods include face-to-face, online and blended.


Eligibility criteria

AgSkilled supported training is available to those with a genuine interest in the targeted agricultural industries in NSW (cotton, grains, rice, horticulture and viticulture). This includes producers, farm staff, contractors, jobseekers and industry professionals.

Participants must:

  • be at least 15 years old and no longer at school
  • live in NSW, or their primary workplace i.e. office building be located in NSW*
    (If you live, and your primary workplace is in another state, but you service NSW, you are not eligible)
  • be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen
  • have a genuine interest in the targeted NSW industries of horticulture, viticulture, rice, cotton and grains (a genuine interest includes those seeking to attain the skills required to gain employment in either industry; you may be asked to substantiate).

* Temporary working visa holders are not eligible for this program.


Nil. Funding administered under the NSW Government's Smart & Skilled program has provided the opportunity for Tocal College to deliver fee-free accredited training and assessment to the horticulture, viticulture, rice, cotton and grains sectors for on-farm staff and industry professionals.