Revival of Glenormiston college gathers pace

On track: Agriculture students at Glenormiston College, which is being revived as a training facility. Picture: Rob Gunstone
On track: Agriculture students at Glenormiston College, which is being revived as a training facility. Picture: Rob Gunstone

South West TAFE’s efforts to revive Glenormiston College as a training facility are gathering pace, Mark Fidge says.

The South West TAFE chief executive said the 10 students doing a Certificate Three in Agriculture at the college were enjoying the challenge.

Those undertaking the 12-month agriculture certificate are doing apprenticeships on south-west farms and study at Glenormistion for six week-long residential stints during the course.

The course aims to provide a skilled workforce for the dairy and associated industries.

Mr Fidge said the students had completed two one-week blocks at the college and their employers were also enjoying providing on-the-job training for the students.

Mr Fidge said Glenormiston would also start a certificate in track riding early this year for those interested in working in the horse racing industry. 

He said South West TAFE also hoped to offer a range of short courses at Glenormiston. 

The college reopened last year for training after a four-year hiatus, with the courses offered to have strong ties to regional employers.

South West TAFE also hopes to offer a range of short courses at Glenormiston

Mark Fidge

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