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GPA Submission to Senate Inquiry on Education in Agriculture Sector

GPA's 8 November 2011 submission to the Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Workplace Relations inquiry into meeting the education and
skills requirements for the agriculture sector in Australia. GPA sought views and input from a large cross section of grains industry stakeholders. The key points
that were raised:
  • there has been a serious decline in the number of agriculture students, with a subsequent rationalisation of courses being offered
  • there is a need to broaden the understanding that there are a wide range of skills and knowledge that can be utilised in an agricultural career or transferred from agriculture to other industries
  • the benefits of working in the agriculture industry and living a rural lifestyle is still not understood by young people
  • there is a need to expose young people to agriculture-based careers through study pathways that clearly identify subjects, with improved links to future employment.
To read the complete submission, please click on the link below.

pdf GPA Submission to Senate Inquiry on Education (113 Kb)

GPA was asked to give evidence at the Senate Inquiry on 1 February 2012 and the transcript can be found on pages 25-32 of the Senate Hansard, please click on the link below.

pdf Education_Employment_and_Workplace_Relations_Committee_2012_02_01.pdf (828 Kb)