WA College of Agriculture - Narrogin
The Western Australian College of Agriculture Narrogin has a long and proud history of servicing the agricultural community of Western Australia. Established in 1906, Narrogin is the oldest agricultural College in the state and consistently ranks in the Top Public Schools for Vocational Education and Training. Students in years 10 through to 12 enrol from all over the state and the majority board on site in attractive residential facilities with individual air conditioned rooms.
The course is centred on agriculture and related trades and students have access to education and training in industry relevant facilities. The theory of agriculture learned in the class program is coupled with practical skills developed on the college's 1340 hectare farm which operates a number of commercial scale enterprises. Students enjoy a varied week with full days out of the class environment and rostered to either farm or the trades workshops.
The college operates as a Registered Training Organisation and is fortunate to have a significant Trade Training Centre offering training in engineering, automotive, building and furnishings (woodwork) up to certificate II level. Students are able to tailor a program from pathways which culminate in the Western Australian Certificate of Education with the possibility of generating an ATAR score along with a range of other qualifications. Students have access to option programs in equine studies, certificate III Agriculture, butchering and a variety of wool industry qualifications.
On graduation, students find themselves directly employed in a range of occupations, including as apprentices and trainees. A number of students pursue tertiary study in areas such as agriculture and agri-business.
Attendance at the WA College of Agriculture Narrogin is by application and prospective students must meet a selection process. A range of scholarships and financial subsidies are available to assist with fees.