Western Australian College Of Agriculture - Cunderdin (4201)

School Overview

College Profile

The WA College of Agriculture - Cunderdin provides Year 11 and 12 students with a unique educational experience focused on innovation and excellence. The College is located adjacent to the Wheatbelt town of Cunderdin, 160kms east of Perth. Students are offered the opportunity to achieve the best possible educational outcomes within the context of a commercially operating farm, state of the art trade training workshops and a 134 bed residential facility.

Our students have access to flexible pathways setting them up for successful careers in agricultural and related industries. Individual learning abilities are well catered for with carefully selected course offerings across the trade training and curriculum areas. Graduates from the College are equipped with the skills to become successful, well rounded individuals who can make a positive contribution to their community. Pastoral care is paramount at the College, with a dynamic team of staff working with students to maintain a high degree of resilience and emotional well-being.

The College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and delivers a raft of Level II and some Level III AQF nationally endorsed certificates from five industry areas. These are Agriculture, Automotive, Building and Construction, Engineering and Furnishing. Students also have the opportunity to achieve Secondary Graduation (WACE) through completion of a range of endorsed School Curriculum and Standards Authority courses which includes the option of studying ATAR courses enabling university entrance.

Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational and recreational excursions and tours during their time at the College. Some of these include North West Tour, Wagin Woolorama, Perth Royal Show, Surf Camp, Scuba Course, Adventure World, Autumn Carnival, Gate to Plate, Dowerin Field Day and BStreetSmart.

Students join the College from across WA representing a diverse range of backgrounds from city to country including those with farming and non-farming backgrounds.

Demand for places at the College is high, due to its excellent reputation, modern facilities and long history of achieving outstanding results across all areas of learning. Prospective students are required to submit school reports and their Year 9 NAPLAN test before attending an interview with the Principal or Deputy.

The College operates a 4023ha commercial farm with enterprises including sheep wool and meat production, cropping for grain, fodder and hay production cattle, pig and egg production. Industry partnerships form an integral part of the College's operation. This mutually beneficial arrangement gives students access to state of the art machinery and equipment to enhance their learning experience.

The College is focused on a high standard of student achievement with several students acknowledged as state and national award winners in recent years. College staff have also won a number of awards at state and national level for their work with students. For further information please contact the College on ph: 9635 2100 or visit the website www.cunderdinag.wa.edu.au