Western Australian College Of Agriculture - Denmark (4202)

School Overview

WA College of Agriculture - Denmark is a 560 hectare working farm and educational facility for Year 10, 11 and 12 students offering a wide variety of studies and industry training with an agricultural focus. We attract students from all over the state from a wide variety of backgrounds and have a capacity of around 140 students.

While the majority of our students board in the College's 95-bed residential facility, there are a number of day students, and a bus service is provided to and from Albany. Our prime location is both a strength and motivation for us to continue to deliver outstanding outcomes for our students and develop strong partnerships with the community, to ensure our long-term future.

One of five WA Colleges of Agriculture, Denmark is considered a leading light in the achievement of educational and training outcomes for young men and women in a diverse range of agricultural and related fields. We deliver Australian Curriculum courses to Year 10 students and WACE courses to Year 11 and 12 students. As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), we deliver Certificate I-III level qualifications in a wide range of industry areas including Agriculture, Automotive, Conservation and Land Management, Engineering, Equine, Forestry and Horticulture.

We are renowned for our outstanding Vocational Training and Education (VET) outcomes, as well as having an excellent reputation for our academic program with approximately one third of our students on an ATAR pathway. In addition to our academic program, all students at the College spend at least one day a week undertaking workplace learning on the College farm where, under the supervision of our Agricultural Training Officers, they work toward the completion of a Certificate II or III in Agriculture. By completing their education and workplace training on a farm, which strives to achieve industry best practice, our students are prepared for a smooth transition into the world of work.

The College, residence and farm all work together to ensure that, along with learning and achievement, student safety and care is of paramount importance. We provide a home away from home for many of our students and we take on the responsibility of training young people in the 'real world' environment of a commercial farm with all of its inherent risks. We foster a young adult learning environment and require, from all of our students, a commitment to behave in a way that helps to ensure their own safety as well as others.

Demand for places at the College is high and prospective students must meet a selection process including a face to face interview with either our Principal or Deputy Principal. A range of scholarships and financial subsidies are available to assist with fees. For further information please contact us on ph: 98480200 or visit the website: www.denmarkag.wa.edu.au.