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Australia Wide Courses – Recognition of Prior Learning, Learning while you work programs or New to the Industry Programs
NEW ANNOUCEMENT: FGTC has been issued a contract by the NSW Government under Smart and Skilled.
2016 is the year!
Achieve something for yourself!
Study & Recognition of Prior Learning
Open to New South Wales Residents
- AHC41010 Certificate IV in Agribusiness
- AHC51410 Diploma of Agribusiness Management
- AHC40910 Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management
- AHC51110 Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
- AHC60410 Advanced Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
- AHC51210 Diploma of Community Co-ordination and Facilitation
- AHC51310 Diploma of Pest Management
- AHC40110 Certificate IV in Agriculture
- AHC50110 Diploma of Agriculture
- AHC60110 Advanced Diploma of Agriculture
Course costs vary depending on circumstances, so please contact Jennifer to discuss!
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government Training Provider No: 91793
COLLABORATIVE EFFORT WELCOMED IN WILD DOG MANAGEMENT
The National Wild Dog Action Plan (NWDAP) welcomes the recent announcement of a joint Australian-Queensland Government offer of more than $5.2 million dollars to assist landholders in Central Western Queensland to construct cluster fencing and complete aerial baiting, in an ongoing effort to manage wild dog populations and protect livestock.
This announcement from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, and Queensland Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, Leanne Donaldson emphasises the importance of a national, collaborative, and consultative approach to the management of wild dogs.
Wild dogs impose substantial costs on cattle, sheep and goat industries. It is conservatively estimated that they can cost between $44 and $66 million each year in livestock loss, disease transmission, and management costs. The social impact on communities and emotional distress of individuals due to wild dog attacks is just as significant.
NWDAP Steering Committee Chair, Duncan Fraser responded to the funding offer, saying “The announcement is very welcome and shows how State and Federal Governments can work together and with local producers and land managers to reduce the losses and costs from wild dog predation. The National Wild Dog Action Plan supports a multi-pronged approach to reduce wild dog impacts which includes the funding of fencing, baiting and monitoring. The figure of $66 Million losses is now thought to be conservative, as the calculation was done in 2009 and prices for livestock have changed greatly since then.”
Ivan Naggs, a member of the NWDAP Stakeholder Group and Queensland cattle producer, also responded in saying “Fencing has proved to be a valuable tool to block the menacing waves of wild dogs; with follow-up baiting and trapping to keep protected properties productive. We need every head of sheep and cattle to survive to meet the supply expectations of our markets. This package of funding will give these Queensland graziers long-sought peace of mind about the safety and welfare of their livestock.”
Adopting best practice approaches in planning for and using control tools assists safe, humane, efficient and efficacious wild dog management and NWDAP welcomes funding to this vital area.
For further information on the National Wild Dog Action Plan visit: www.nationalwilddogactionplan.org.au
FGTC Registration Renewal
FGT has recently completed an Registration Renewal with the Australian Quality Skills Authority (ASQA). We are delighted that we have been granted renewal of registration as a Registered Training Organisation under the ‘Standard for Registered Training Organisations 2015’ until 11th January 2023. This means we can continue to services our community. Congratulations to Jennifer who took on the difficult task of implementing the new standards along with preparing FGT for audit! Please see our letter of registration and Certificate of Registration below.
ASQA Registration Renewal