Opportunities

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Free online Chain of Responsiblity training

A free training unit developed by AgSafe to provide an overview of the significantly-expanded new Chain of Responsibility  provisions in relation to heavy vehicle operation is now available online. The changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) that came into effect on 1 October 2018 align Chain of Responsibility more closely with work health and [...]

Victorian Rural Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Program

  The Victorian Rural Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Program is offering rural and regional Victorian women involved in agriculture or the agriculture supply chain the opportunity to apply for funded places on established leadership and mentoring courses over the next three years (2019-2021). These programs are the Victorian Regional Community Leadership Program, the Williamson Community [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|Opportunities, Training and workshops|

Recruiting corporate riders to fight hunger

L-R: Chris Scott, Commercial Partnerships Manager Foodbank; Baden Cooke, Hunger Ride Ambassador; and Ray Montague, Managing Director Montague. The Jazz™ Apple team is looking for two to three apple or pear professionals with a love of cycling to join their team for The Hunger Ride, a 1-day corporate cycling challenge through 172kms of Victoria’s [...]

By |October 31st, 2018|Opportunities|

Hort Innovation apple and pear industry internships

Hort Innovation's Graduate Engagement Program is a scholarship for final-year university students granted with the intention of drawing promising graduates to the industry who might not have otherwise considered a future in horticulture. Following a 10-12 week internship, successful applicants will then be offered a graduate year following the completion of their degree. Two of [...]

By |October 24th, 2018|Opportunities, Scholarships|

Artisanal Sector Program grants

The Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford has announced a series of grants, an Artisanal Sector Roadmap, and the launch of an online portal for artisan producers. Stage one grants support artisan producers to improve productivity or grow their business through small-scale investments in equipment, skills, and services. Stage one grants are open now until 31 January 2019. [...]

By |October 3rd, 2018|Grants and Finance, Opportunities|

Apple and Pear Industry Training program

4UpSkilling has designed, with industry consultation, a horticulture training program designed for staff working in the Apple and Pear industry. It is due to start on the 18 September 2018 and will run through 2019. In recent years, the Victorian apple and pear industry has undergone significant changes, creating a need to develop and enhance the technical [...]

By |September 12th, 2018|Opportunities, Training and workshops|

Regional Investment Corporation – Farm Loans

The Regional Investment Corporation opened on 1 July 2018 and will deliver new low-interest loans directly to farm businesses. The Australian Government established the Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) to deliver up to $2 billion in Commonwealth farm business concessional loans and the $2 billion National Water Infrastructure Loan Facility. Loans are available under two categories: Farm Investment Loans: [...]

By |August 2nd, 2018|Grants and Finance, News, Opportunities|

Women in Horticulture Scholarships

Following the release of figures that show men outnumber women more than two to one in Australia’s agriculture industry, Hort Innovation and Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) are calling for expressions of interest for dedicated leadership-course scholarship opportunities to work towards more women in horticulture. All women currently employed by levy-paying businesses within the Australian horticulture sector [...]

By |August 2nd, 2018|Scholarships|

Environmental Upgrade Finance, a new initiative

As a property and business owner, you have the opportunity to apply for a new form of finance called an Environmental Upgrade Agreement (EUA). It can help you access capital, free up cash flow, and help you complete projects that give your business long term security and cost savings. Currently available to Victorians in participating [...]