Western Australian College Of Agriculture - Harvey (4204)

School Overview

The Western Australia College of Agriculture in Harvey has a long standing reputation for excellence and a history of producing fine young citizens.

The WA College of Agriculture - Harvey is well prepared to embrace the opportunities and challenges of a rapidly changing world. In a unique agricultural setting we set high expectations, encourage innovation and always seek ways to improve.

The 940ha College farm, spread across two sites, boasts some of the most productive irrigated and dry land available in the state, enabling the production of a diverse range of agricultural enterprises.

We are a leading independent, secondary educational institution. Our 'world class' residential, trades, farming, recreational and classroom to provide a first class living and learning environment.

Students study under the Australian Qualifications Framework to achieve qualifications that are nationally recognised making them both valuable and portable. Certificates up to level III are available using a unique learning environment which blends knowledge and skill development within the technical trades and commercial agricultural environments. Tertiary aspirants can choose courses of study leading to the achievement of an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

At the College there are a vast number of opportunities that enhance student performance and citizenship potential. All manner of sport, shows, trades and recreational activities are available after hours. Many competitions, social events and excursions provide enriching experiences for students. Community service is encouraged both on and off campus. Work experience and traineeship opportunities are strongly supported.

Value adding to all on-farm produce and 'paddock to plate' principles are encouraged with the use of an onsite butcher shop, milk processing facility and horticultural production storage and packaging unit. Sustainable practices and emerging technologies are integrated in all areas of the College.

Many of our graduating students have obtained highly successful careers in agriculture and other industries. A number of students seek Tertiary studies upon leaving the College. Graduates are well sought-after for employment due to their wide-ranging skill base, well-developed work ethic and independent living skills.

The College is situated on the foothills of the Darling Scarp in the high rainfall zone. It is located some 145 km south of Perth, 20km inland from the coast and 35 km north of Bunbury.

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