Australia’s future farmers and their working dogs are being given specialised training, in an effort to train up enthusiastic young people for long-term careers in agriculture.
- Training courses are being offered to Australia’s newest jackaroos and jillaroos
- The practical TAFE courses include shearing, crutching, butchering and even sheepdog training
- Hopes are high to keep enthusiastic young people in agriculture long-term, particularly with current skilled worker shortages
The nationally accredited TAFE certificate includes sheepdog training — a favourite course for many participants.
Teens fresh from school have jumped at the opportunity to start traineeships at Australian cattle and sheep stations in a promising sign for the…