A NEW learning program to support business management capabilities in Australian dairy farming has been launched.
Dairy Australia is offering three scholarships over three year’s (2020, 2021, 2022) to Marcus Oldham College Bachelor of Business (Agriculture).
The collaboration has been designed to support students through the course and to develop dairy specific business management skills.
The course is open to new entrants and those already dairy farming and looking to progress their careers in farm management.
Students will undertake an 11-month practical placement on a working dairy farm, as well as complete two years of study at Marcus Oldham College based near Geelong in Victoria.
The Marcus Oldham course provides students with the opportunity to learn from people working across the industry including dairy farmers and service providers, as well as explore real life farm scenarios and business challenges.
This includes a mixture of face to face and technology-enabled learning experiences involving business management and governance workshops, farm visits and work placements, in addition to networking and leadership opportunities including attending the Australian Dairy Conference.
Marcus Oldham College Principal, Dr Simon Livingstone is delighted with the collaboration.
“This important partnership is testament to Dairy Australia’s commitment to developing strong education opportunities for the industry. Marcus Oldham’s programs will provide the level of educational outcomes that the industry needs to ensure the next generation of farmers drive productivity in the dairy industry,” Dr Livingstone said.
Dairy Australia Managing Director, David Nation said expertise in business management can often be the deciding factor in whether a farm turns a profit or not.
“Our hope is that this course at Marcus Oldham College will enable people to kickstart their farm management careers and be industry ready upon graduation,” Mr Nation said.
Applications are open and close on Friday, October 18, 2019.
For more information: marcusoldham.vic.edu.au