WA College of Agriculture - Open Day 2021

The Colleges Agricultural Awareness and Prospective Student Open Day for 2021 was a resounding success with our students leading the day, with over five hundred visitors in attendance, guests were able to glimpse aspects of Agricultural Enterprises on offer and student life on the 3500-hectare farm.

With a new format that had 16 educational areas being run by the students under the guidance of Trainers and Assessors, Teachers and Farm Technical Officers, guests had a first-hand view of the College farm enterprises; - cattle, the piggery, sheep, Equine, the cropping program and a close up look at the residential campus and school facilities.

Demonstrations throughout the day included fencing, workshop skills, shearing and equine studies, with classroom displays and science experiments giving students the opportunity to showcase their work and the variety of skills obtained throughout their studies.

Paddock to Plate was highlighted with students actively involved in the processes of producing familiar food products that are consumed on site at the College residential facility, and bbq some of the College meat for guests to sample.

The College Trade Training Centre never fails to impress – with its modern, engineering and automotive equipment, the centre caters for students from Years 10 to 12 giving them access to vocational training leading into apprenticeships.

“As part of our comprehensive education and training opportunities, we provide students with the opportunity to study the Certificate II and III in Agriculture, Certificate II in Automotive Vocational Preparation and Certificate II Engineering Pathways. Students also have access to the Trade Training Centre facilities on a daily basis,” said Principal Phil Epps.

Champions of the future were also on show at the cattle feedlot with this year’s steers looking to carry on the very high standard set by the College with an upcoming visit to the Perth Royal Show fast approaching.

“Today’s format, with our students guiding visitors around to the various learning stations, and then other classmates being the group speakers and giving live demonstrations, offered them the chance to showcase what they have learnt so far, emphasis what they will be learning in the future and the facilities on offer here at the College that they get to use,” said Mr Epps.

“With modern training facilities, additional arable leased land, the introduction of Certificate II in Horse Care, modern residential space and the opportunity for students to study Certificate III, the WA College of Agriculture – Morawa is perfectly poised to take a leading role in training the farmers and industry leaders of the future.”

Open Day Photo Gallery