Yanco campus

Tocal College's Yanco Campus is situated in the heart of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area at Yanco, just 10 minutes drive from Leeton and 20 minutes drive from Narrandera.  It shares the site and resources with Yanco Agricultural Institute (YAI).

A wide range of short training courses for primary producers, owners of small farms, new entrants to agriculture and horticulture, and to those thinking of investing in a rural enterprise is provided at the Yanco Campus.

Yanco Campus operates the highly regarded Aboriginal Rural Training Program, and provides coordination of skills training programs across NSW and interstate.

Since 2006, Yanco provided the only large-scale accommodation and conferencing facility in the region. It provides for visiting school groups, conferences, and educational courses and there is the potential for ever-expanding use for one-off events as well as residential short courses.

Aboriginal Rural Training Program

Tocal College's Aboriginal Rural Training Program (ARTP) has delivered training to Indigenous people in NSW and other states since 1989. The ARTP designs, develops and delivers VET training in Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management, Cultural Sites Assessment and Cultural Awareness.

These courses are delivered across NSW to communities, schools, the Indigenous Land Corporation, the National Parks and Wildlife Service and Local Land Services. Most of the instructors delivering training are Aboriginal.

ARTP

The ARTP offers training in:

  • safe operation of forklifts
  • quad bikes
  • side-by-side vehicles
  • chainsaws
  • weed identification
  • safe chemical handling
  • fencing
  • cultural burning.

ARTP

SMARTtrain

SMARTtrain develops and delivers resources and online courses for training in the use of agricultural chemicals from beginner level through to advanced users. These resources are used nationally by Vocational Education and Training providers to deliver accredited training from Level 2 to Level 4.



Contacts

TraineeshipsMelanie WilliamsCoordinator – Yanco Campus
Phone: 02 6951 2627
Email: melanie.williams@dpi.nsw.gov.au
ARTPMark MorganCoordinator
Phone: 02 6951 2531
Email: mark.morgan@dpi.nsw.gov.au