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Join our upcoming virtual Open Day sessions from your classroom or home, to learn about the Tocal Youth education courses, student life at the college, career and employment opportunities and a virtual tour of the Tocal college and farm.

- Thursday 16th May 10-11am (Term 2, Wk 3) National Careers Week Click here - Wednesday 19th June, 10-11am (Term 2, Wk 8) Click here

Follow the links for free tickets.

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Created with input from commercial and recreational beekeepers, and bee biosecurity officers, the Beekeeping Record Book is an easy way to record your hive management activities and keep your records organised. Keep these records for 5 years to meet your requirements under the Biosecurity Act 2016.

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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 has been declared endemic in NSW, and the state is now in an official 12-month transition to management. 

This free introductory course has been developed to provide a brief overview of surveillance methods, calculation of mite loads and possible treatment options.

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

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.


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.

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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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