Dairy centre push for national goal

AUSTRALIA - The Goulburn Valley-based National Centre for Dairy Education will make a major push this year to expand its coverage across more states of Australia.
calendar icon 2 January 2007
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The centre, run by Goulburn Ovens TAFE and Dairy Australia, offers vocational education courses for dairy farming and food processing.

Representatives from educational institutions in a number of states met with the centre prior to Christmas and manager Peter Carkeek said they had a national approach ready to go.

The centre opened for students only last year and is running on six campuses.

"It's been pretty much an industrydriven concept and we're finding that's working out really well," Mr Carkeek said.

"It's based around adult education principles, with recognition for prior learning, and a flexible approach so its fairly accessible.

"It's development was brought on by Melbourne University wanting to give up its agricultural vocational educational training (VET) programs.

"We're now developing memorandums of understanding with Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE, the East Gippsland TAFE and Gordon Institute of TAFE at Geelong," Mr Carkeek said.

Source: Country News

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