A new range of online training courses are available for agribusiness and farmers to study managing climate risk, carbon management, soil biology and salinity.
The EverTrain website currently offers accredited and non-accredited courses and was launched by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and Future Farm Industries Cooperative Research Centre in December 2013.
Agricultural industries are currently facing a skills shortage, so we need to provide training in more accessible formats for people currently employed or seeking to join the industry such as we have done with the EverTrain online courses, DPI EverTrain project leader, Deb Slinger said.
EverTrain provides a flexible approach to learning which allows students, farmers and professionals who live in remote or isolated areas to connect with the latest knowledge.
Recently 50 Local Land Services advisory staff based across NSW completed the soil carbon and climate risk courses illustrating the flexibility of online learning with the EverTrain system.
The training program has a national focus, but also includes regional workshops. It has been developed to reflect the latest research and has been extensively peer-reviewed.
We are providing an opportunity for participants to update their skills and gain a nationally recognised qualification.
These courses are ideal for all land managers including farmers, agribusiness, extension providers and tertiary students looking to complement theory with an element of practical work experience.
The EverTrain course range currently includes:
»» Managing Carbon on Agricultural Land,
»» Managing Climate Risk in Agriculture,
»» Salinity Concepts NSW, SA and WA,
»» Salinity Management NSW, and
»» Soil Biology.
For more information or to sign up for a course go to www.evertrain.edu.au