*EOI is closed* Help empower the next generation of farmers through education

Thank you to everyone who applied for this committee – the EOI is now closed.

The NCFH provides leadership in improving the health, well-being and safety of farm men, women and families in rural communities, with education as one of its primary aims.  

The Centre provides a range of unique education and training opportunities, including the Gear Up for Ag Health & Safety program to secondary school students—underlining the importance of farm safety to create a sustainable future for Australian agriculture. The Gear Up for Ag program has been delivered in its current form since 2018. During this time, we have identified a need for contemporary and contextually appropriate safety messaging and content, particularly focused on a teenager audience.  

As part of the long-term strategic direction and sustainability of the Gear Up for Ag program, the NCFH, with support from Rural Bank, will be creating new interchangeable online farm safety education modules and teacher resources. These will be designed to supplement and extend the face-to-face delivery of Gear Up for Ag, and complement the national agriculture education curriculum.

We are seeking Expressions of Interest from representatives Australia-wide with expertise in education and training, health, occupational safety, research, and primary industries to establish a Steering Committee to

  • identify gaps in farm safety education material, and
  • co-design appropriate online education and teacher resources.

Successful applicants will be appointed for a 12-month term and required to attend monthly meetings via Zoom between July – December 2022 and bi-monthly or as needed for the remaining period. Some additional time may be required between meetings.

Please refer to the Terms of Reference for more information, and read more about the Gear Up for Ag program here.

EOI Applications close on 26 June 2022.

Apply here

If you have any questions or are struggling to submit your application, please email Cecilia at Cecilia.Fitzgerald@wdhs.net or call (03) 5551 8533.