NSW Department of Primary Industries Resouces Catalogue

Dear all,

Please find attached the new publications catalogue from NSW DPI, Tocal College which is currently being distributed through all networks.

The new catalogue contains four new titles. All publications have been mapped to national units of competency and are supporting resources for the delivery of national training outcomes under the AHC10 training package.

A wholesale discount applies for bulk purchases and for training providers.

Catalogue link *Updated*


Darren Bayley | Manager Continuing Education | Tocal College
NSW Department of Primary Industries | Tocal College| Paterson  NSW  2421 | W: |
T: 02 4939 8810 | F: 02 4939 8919 | M: 0447 486 760 | E:darren.bayley



Food With A Future. Article by Jerry Coleby Williams [source WordPress 03/06/2013]

Australian Native Bees for Schools

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Do you want to learn about native bees and anaphylaxis at your school or home?

Help preserve and learn about a precious native resource whilst covering environmental education, literacy, numeracy and Aboriginal education syllabus requirements.

A fresh new teaching resource that covers a variety of curriculum areas.

To download pdf Flyer: Australian Native Bees for Schools

To find out more, go to:


NRM on farms - February 2012 This edition looks at Climate - trends, resources, Carbon farming. Water - trading, allocations, Soil - cow compaction, food security. Energy - alternative fuels, bioenergy. Biodiversity - plant diversity, native vegetation, weeds. Sustainability and Events. *LATEST* [Rebecca lines-Kelly - NSW DPI]


Primary Industries Fact Sheet Finder *NEW*

Primary Industries Bookshop Search Tool *NEW*

*Archived resources as at 01 November 2014*

Forest and Wood Products Australia Education Project

Attaching flyer & information that can be distributed via your networks regarding the pilot education project I am working on for Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA). We need to recruit some participants.

There are also some multi-media lessons linked to online videos on our Forest Learning web site that may be of use at some point – they include answers so could also be used by casual teachers –can be directly downloaded (links below):

Andrea Leys PhD
Education Consultant Sustainable Forestry FWPA
Adjunct Fellow, School of Environment, Science & Engineering SCU
Emails: /

Mobile: 0438 875 935



Calling for School and Primary Industry Themed Partnerships

PIEF is calling for schools with an existing primary industries partnership to participate in a ground breaking forum to enhance, expand and sustain school and agribusiness partnerships in schools.

Do you have an established partnership based around Food and Fibre at your school?
Do you wish to explore with other like schools how you may sustain or expand your partnership?
Would you like to help other schools establish a primary industry partnership?

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) in partnership with the Primary Industries Education Foundation (PIEF) are pleased to announce the Primary Industries Partnerships in Schools (PIPS) project.

Building upon the success of Tyrrell College as the 2012 national winner of the NAB Schools First Awards this project will identify successful primary industry themed partnerships between schools and agribusiness that support student learning across all areas of the curriculum with a food and fibre context.

The project also enjoys the support of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) and the National Australia Bank (NAB).

PIEF is calling for schools with established and successful partnerships to complete a short Expression of Interest to attend the Forum. The project will select one school from each state and territory and two key people from each partnership (to be determined by the school) will fly to Canberra to share their successes and challenges at a two-day forum. The project will cover all travel costs of attendees and teacher release, if applicable.

The outcomes of the forum include;
· Identify factors of success in school and business partnerships
· Explore ways of expanding and sustaining existing partnerships
· Develop the nucleus of an online, multi media toolkit to assist schools to establish new partnerships or to expand existing partnerships.

Schools that are unsuccessful in gaining a place at the forum may be involved in a number of other ways including the trialing of the online toolkit, participation in an Twitter conversation held during the two-day Forum, the submission of topics for the toolkit via email and attendance at state-based meetings after the forum.

For more information and to download an EOI please visit:

Primary Industries Education Foundation
PO Box E10
Kingston, ACT 2604 Australia




The Importance of Australian Agriculture

The first dot point of the

NSW HSC Product Study

It takes a bit to navigate but when you get in there press - 2012 Presentation - then continue to press 'the play button'

Enjoy -

I got my students to scaffold - Outline each area and then describe each area

Kind Regards

Carl Chirgwin


Australian Year of the Farmer Classroom Activities

The Australian Year of the Farmer and national agricultural research and publishing organisation, Kondinin Group, have joined forces to provide the ideal way to educate Australian children about the origins of their food and fibre.

For the first time ever, you can download a range of ready-to-use Workboot Series lesson plans and activity pages from the Australian Year of the Farmer website for free. Go to the website... *NEW*



Atlas of New South Wales

The Association of Agriculture Teachers may be interested in a new free resource called the Atlas of New South Wales - go to:
This site is a one-stop-shop for information about NSW, with content written by experts across Government, industry and academia. Amongst many other articles are sections on Agriculture (including fruit + vegetables, grains + oilseeds, livestock, and wine), Forestry and Fisheries.
Accompanying the articles, photos and charts is a brand new interactive Atlas Explorer mapping application, which contains detailed maps corresponding to each of the topics in the Atlas. The map allows the user to navigate anywhere within New South Wales, and discover information about the state.
This site is extremely simple to use, and can be accessed from any computer with a web connection. It has been designed for use on interactive whiteboards, so is perfect in a classroom environment.
It would be great if you could share this information with your members, and let them know we are happy to assist with any enquiries.
Stephen Lead

Stephen Lead | Atlas of New South Wales
Land & Property Management Authority
Queens Square, 1 Prince Albert Rd, Sydney NSW 2000
02 8236 7095 |


Tocal College publications catalogue

Dear teachers,

Here is our latest publications catalogue outlining the range of education resources for teachers of agriculture and natural resource management, most of which align to the new AHC10 Training Package.

Educational institutions receive 40 % discount off the retail price shown in the catalogue. Orders can be dispatched very promptly with an 30 day invoice.

Place your order by forwarding a Requisition or Purchase Order to:

Primary Industries NSW
Tocal College
Paterson. NSW 2421
FAX 02-49385549

Phone 1800 025520, 0249398867, or
email keran; if you would like further details.

Yours sincerely

Keran Richards
Publications / Skills Recognition


Keran Richards | Continuing Education
Tocal College, CB Alexander Campus
NSW Department of Primary Industries | Paterson NSW 2421
T: 02 4939 8867 | F: 02 4938 5549


From: Ben Stockwin []
Sent: Tuesday, 14 June 2011 2:11 PM
Subject: Primary Industries Education Foundation Newsletter

Dear Colleagues,

Please find attached our Winter 2011 Newsletter providing you with an update of our activities as well as highlighting events or initiatives in area of primary industries education.
Please note the foundations new contact details are:

Primary Industries Education Foundation
Level 1, The Realm,
Barton ACT 2616

Phone 02 6198 3271

Please feel free to circulate this email to your networks.


Ben Stockwin
Executive Manager
Primary Industries Education Foundation
Level 1, The Realm,
Barton ACT 2616
P: 02 6198 3271
M: 0427931148


Subject: Exciting competition of NSW Secondary School Students in 2012

Hi Everyone

Art4Agriculture has an exciting competitions again this year. Further details may be found at:-

Would you all be so kind as to spread the message about the competition far and wide through your networks

We are looking forward to seeing just how clever our schools student are and to sharing their work with the world.

Many thanks for your ongoing support

Lynne Strong
105 Clover Hill Rd
Jamberoo NSW 2533
Phone 02 42 360 309 |


From: Randall, David
Sent: 07 March 2011 11:55
To: Baird, Ian
Subject: HSC multiple choice questions

Hi Ian

I have been collating and editing multiple choice questions for ag teachers to use. There are now about 70 questions ready, and I'd like to make them available via the NSWAAT website.

Also would it be possible to get them put onto the site soon so we can all use them for half yearlies.


HSC multiple choice questions (doc format).

(Disclaimer: these questions are not necessarily in true HSC format, and should be used with that in mind).

1. Soil nutrients and water

2. Plant production systems

3. Animal production systems

4. Experimental design

5. Farm product study




Breeding Merinos for Profit

by the Australian Wool Innovation Limited

Download the pdf of the first two pages of the 8 page brochure on the Selection Demonstration Flock (SDF) project

Introduction to the SDF project.pdf


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