Special One Grain meets with AgSkilled

AgSkilled – Funding training for the NSW Grains Industry

AgSkilled is the New South Wales Cotton & Grains Industries new training strategy, providing the cotton and grains industries with funded vocational training opportunities. AgSkilled is funded by the NSW Government and led by industry partners the GRDC and Cotton Australia to ensure training is relevant, current and meets industry needs.

What Training Can AgSkilled Fund?

AgSkilled can partially subsidise the cost of eligible Full Qualifications (Cert I - Advanced Diploma) and fully subsidise the cost of Part Qualifications and Short Courses. AgSkilled can subsidise the cost of training around four key pillars; safety, production, business and technology.

Fully funded short courses currently available to the grains industry include:

·         Advanced Chemical Spray Application

·         Precision Agronomy Training

·         ProSoils Grain

·         GROW – Generating Regionally Outstanding Women (2018 dates and locations coming soon)

·         Step Up – Leadership & Management

·         Back to Basics for Profit

·         Confined Spaces

·         Working at Heights

·         Fumigation

·         Forklift

·         Work Health & Safety for Managers and Supervisors

For a full list of training opportunities, go to the AgSkilled website.

Who Delivers the Training?

Only AgSkilled endorsed training providers can deliver training through AgSkilled. Current training providers include TAFE NSW, Tocal College, Forsythes Training, LDO Training and RuralBiz Training.

 For a full list of AgSkilled training providers, visit the AgSkilled website.


AgSkilled funded training is available to those with a genuine interest in NSW's cotton or grains industries, subject to Smart and Skilled eligibility requirements.

AgSkilled requires participants be:

  • 15 years old or over
  • no longer at school
  • living or working in NSW
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen
  • have a genuine interest in the NSW Cotton or Grains industry (a genuine interest includes those genuinely looking to join either industry including school leavers, jobseekers and those looking for a career change.)

More Information

For more information, head to the AgSkilled website www.agskilled.org.au or contact the AgSkilled Project Officer Claudia Vicary at claudia@agskilled.org.au or 0409 043 774.