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The AgSkilled Program

The AgSkilled vocational training program is a $15 million NSW Government funded, industry-led workforce development strategy. This funding is available until 30 June 2023.

AgSkilled provides the cotton, grain, production horticulture, viticulture, and rice growing industries of NSW, with vocational training funding, aimed at managing challenges of the future.

Download the AgSkilled Course Brochure

What you’ll receive

Throughout the AgSkilled program, you’ll receive training that is fully subsidised by the NSW Government (pending a successful eligibility check).

AgSkilled courses offered by TAFE NSW

  • Risk management
  • Workplace relationships and team effectiveness
  • Leadership
  • Work health and safety for supervisors and managers
  • Manage work health and safety human resources
  • Time management, work priorities and networking
  • Implement and Monitor Workplace Health and Safety
  • Pole Saw Operations
  • Safety Operate Tractors
  • Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) – for employees
  • Horticulture harvest introduction
  • Introduction to grain harvest operations
  • Operate tractors with power take-off (PTOs) and front end loader (FEL) operations
  • Operate Tractors with Attachments
  • Work Health and Safety
  • Enter and Work in Confined Spaces
  • Work Safely at Heights
  • Forklift Licence
  • Apply biosecurity measures
  • Biosecurity planning and implementation
  • Agricultural chemical application
  • Introduction to seeding operations
  • Introduction to agronomy
  • Manage soils and climate risk management strategies
  • Operate and Maintain Chainsaws
  • Motorbike operation
  • Side by side operation
  • Soil monitoring
  • Welding (basic)
  • Operate quad bikes


To register your or your business' interest in completing an AgSkilled course with TAFE NSW, please complete the below expression of interest. Once completed, please email it to agskilled@tafensw.edu.au, and we will soon be in touch to discuss your application.

Download your AgSkilled EOI


To be eligible for the AgSkilled program, you must be currently working in, or seeking employment in, the NSW cotton, grain, production horticulture, viticulture and rice growing industries. Additionally, you must meet the following Smart and Skilled eligibility requirements:

  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian humanitarian visa holder, or New Zealand citizen
  • Live or work in NSW
  • No longer be at school
  • Be aged 15 years or older

Please note: a requirement of your enrolment includes providing your Unique Student Identifier (USI). The USI register is an Australian-wide registry and provides ongoing access to your records and records. You can register and obtain your USI at usi.gov.au.

* Eligibility criteria applies