Market need/context

  • To provide a national education system for the dairy industry to ensure we have the capacity to offer education and training linked to DA research in all dairy regions, many being thin commercial markets where this would not occur without us having a role.
  • The NCDE also provides us with the opportunity to respond to industry issues and priorities by being able to roll out industry priority programs.
  • The NCDE is becoming multi-sector to enable the broadest needs of the industry’s education qualification needs to be met.
  • The multi-sector NCDE targets school students, people aspiring to a career in dairy, people already working on farm or in manufacturing, owning farms or share-farming or leasing.

General approach/strategy

  • The program will support the alliance of education partners in the NCDE to ensure that dairy education and training occurs. The focus of this project is to build the capability of the alliance, run PD for educators, develop training and assessment tools, resources and reference material for industry priority programs and make them accessible to all NCDE alliance partners. Running the dairy industry leadership programs is also part of these initiatives.
  • Marketing and communication is important to the fulfilment of each of these activities and to ensuring Dairy Australia gets appropriate attribution for its investment and leadership.