The Farm Business Skills Professional Development Program is now closed.
Applicants have up until 30 September 2020 to claim reimbursements for pre-approved courses and professional development activities completed before 30 June 2020 via the Application for Reimbursement form. Please contact the RAA by email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The Farm Business Skills Professional Development Program is an initiative of the NSW Government’s Drought Strategy and has been developed to support farmers and provide access to vocational and skills training. Three professional development priority areas have been identified:
Since 2015, the Farm Business Skills Professional Development Program has been available to support farmers and help them prepare for and deal with drought. Through vocational and skills training, the program focused on risk management and improving the productivity, profitability and viability of farm businesses. The five year program has now closed.
During the five years, 1,687 farmers have taken part in the program with courses completed across the three professional development priority areas identified.
More than $3.7 million in training subsidies have covered course costs including course fees, travel costs', child/respite care costs and/or software specifically relating to a course.