Tocal College

RTO Code: 91166 | Type: Enterprise | Registered since 2005

Campuses remain open. Students are offered online delivery if preferred.

Courses Offered

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Training Provider Summary

The NSW Department of Education has recognised our organisation as a High Performing Provider. 

Tocal College is part of NSW Department of Primary Industries, under The State Government structure of Department of Regional NSW.  Tocal College has two campuses, the main one at Tocal in the Hunter Valley and the other at Yanco in the Riverina region. Tocal campus is a working 2200 hectare farm with large commercial enterprises that offer students the practical edge to career entry. Yanco campus is situated in the heart of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area with access to NSW DPI research, extension staff and the expansive resources and sites for training purposes.

Tocal College has residential facilities for fulltime youth students, online courses, and regional facilities for other courses across the state. Students gain broad experience and farm skills across enterprises that include farm machinery, beef cattle, Australian stock horses, dairy cows, sheep for prime lamb and wool production, and poultry sheds producing free range eggs. Tocal College is embedded in rural business industries and delivers quality nationally accredited training under its RTO registration.

This Training Organisation provides:

  • Delivery and assessment services
  • Courses of study through Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships.
  • Recognition for prior learning.
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Delivery Options

This training provider offers courses in the following delivery modes:

Face to face training

Training delivered at the RTO's site, face to face, and across other regional NSW sites, as well as some online.

Offsite training

Tocal College delivers in-person training using facilities at or near a clients workplace across NSW. Courses are often delivered to clients or groups in regional/ remote locations for set periods or for a specific training course. Also known as 'workplace', 'mobile', 'on-client-site' delivery.

Flexible learning

Includes online courses and courses by correspondence. Also known as 'external studies'.

  • Online (training available online or via email submission)
  • Distance (training available via correspondence)
  • Fixed submission dates (assessment pieces have set submission dates)
  • Self-paced (training has no set class times of set submission dates)

Mixed mode training

Any combination of the three delivery modes. Also known as 'mixed delivery'.

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Tocal courses are renowned Australia-wide for practical training, development of industry-relevant skills and experience in general agriculture, beef cattle, dairying, rural business management, sheep production, cropping and conservation and land management.

Tocal College prides itself on offering the most current training available and so responds to industry changes as quickly as possible.

The AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package was released in 2016 and Tocal reviewed all training courses and adopted this Training Package, offering updated qualifications to full time students and trainees from 2017.

The general agriculture course when successfully completed will result in the award of the AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture qualification. It will be referred to by Tocal as the Agricultural Production program to distinguish it from Tocal’s equine program, described below.

The equine training course when successfully completed will result in the award of the ACM30817 Certificate III in Performance Horse qualification. It will be referred to by Tocal as the Stock Horse Training and Breeding program to distinguish it from Tocal’s general agriculture program, described above.

AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture  training program offers students with previous agricultural experience or qualification opportunities to study rural industries in more depth.

All three Tocal programs are clearly described in the Student Handbook on the website. 

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Financial Assistance

The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

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Subsidised Training

State and Territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students. This Training Provider is approved to deliver subsidised training in the following highlighted states and territories. Click on a state or territory below, or contact the Training Provider, for more information.

VET Student Loans

This RTO does not currently offer VET Student Loans for any approved courses. A VET Student Loan is a capped loan from the Australian Government to help you pay your tuition fees. Your initial loan debt amount (loan and loan fee, if applicable), plus indexation, must be paid back once you start earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2019-20 income year is $45,881.

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