Tocal College Open Days

Our College Open Days are a wonderful opportunity to visit Tocal and experience first hand all that it can offer students who are eager for a rewarding career in agriculture, agribusiness or horse breeding and training.

The Open Days are held on the Fridays of the winter and spring school holidays and provide prospective students, their families and carers an ideal forum to visit the College and get a feel for what life as a student is really like. Should you require accommodation while attending the Open Days, Tocal College has a range of excellent and affordable accommodation options. These include motel rooms, flats and cottages. Please contact our accommodation booking team for further information at

Each day's activities include:

  • an overview of full-time courses,
  • a description of career opportunities,
  • information on fees and financial assistance,
  • inspection of College campus facilities,
  • tour of Tocal's commercial farms and training facilities,
  • opportunities to chat with staff and also undertake an informal interview (if desired).

2021 Open Days

  • Friday 2 & 9 July (see advice below)
  • Friday 24 September & 1 October

Although precautions and alterations to the event will be made to ensure the risk of COVID-19 transmission is managed we still intend to include a welcome morning tea, presentation on courses and career options, walking tour of the campus, and bus tour of the College farms. Interviews with staff will still be conducted during the day and lunch can purchased from the Dining Hall at $10 pp if booked in advance.

If interested and in preparation for the event we ask you to please observe the following:

  • The total number of attendees at each Open Day will need to be limited so please realise we can only accept one parent/carer per prospective student.
  • Prior to the Open day we will require each prospective student and their parent/carer to confirm, via reply to an email, that they comply with specific conditions of attendance, including a health declaration.
  • When booking please provide the following details for the prospective student and their parent/carer: name, mobile contact number, email address.

While we regret needing to limit the number of guests per prospective student it is still possible for an extended family group to stay overnight in our guest accommodation. (COVID safety measures apply). Please contact for more information.

Disclaimer: Tocal warns that this event may be postponed or cancelled if government advice or the status of COVID-19 prevent it from occurring on the currently planned dates.

Current advice for July 2021 Open Days

Posted 8:50am 7th July, 2021.

Regrettably, Tocal must now also cancel its second Open Day that was planned for Friday, 9th of July.

Advice to the College suggests that the level of COVID cases that have been infectious while in the community remains significant. Therefore, despite a good response to the current lock down, case numbers and locations are likely to remain volatile. This would have presented a significant risk that a guest may attend who was na├»ve to their COVID status and unintentionally jeopardise other participants, current students, the College and local community.

Please accept our sincere apology for any inconvenience. We hope you will be able to take advantage of other opportunities to visit us that we will make available later in the year. These include our Spring Open Days on Friday 24th September and 1st October. (Additional mid-week and weekend dates are being considered). Students may also inquire if video or telephone interviews are possible. Staff will be available to organise these from next week, when normal Term resumes.

We are very sorry we cannot meet you this Friday but very much look forward to doing so in future. In the meantime, please stay safe and well.

General program for the day

10.00am - morning tea

10.30am - talk on courses and employment opportunities

12.00pm - lunch available in College Dining Hall ($10 p.p.), please book on 1800 025 520 or 02 4939 8888, or email

2.00pm - tour of College farms

3.00-3.30pm - conclusion

Application process

  • Application form completed (available online or on request)
  • Medical History form completed (available online or on request)
  • Interview (this is an informal chat with one of our lecturers to see if our programs are right for you)
  • Copy of birth certificate or other acceptable proof of ID
  • Copy of most recent school report (can be updated later)
  • Copy of two references (optional if school report provided)
  • Scholarship form submitted by November (optional)

Further information

You can find more information about Open Days and the application process in the Open Days checklist.

If you have any questions or wish to make bookings for lunch please contact us on 1800 025 520 or 02 4939 8888, or email