Thursday, 20th December 2012 // Breaking News, Cotton Matters // Comments (0)

A three-day course for workers new to the industry or overseas backpackers on work visas seeking seasonal work in the cropping industry will be offered through Moree TAFE Agricultural Skills Centre (4 kms north of Moree on Newell Highway) in 2013.


The course offers:

• Skills in safely operating a range of farm machinery, pre-start checks, routine servicing and basic fault finding; and cropping and irrigation operations
• Skills relevant to grain and cotton sowing and harvesting, and irrigation, varied for seasonal labour demand
• Two way radio protocols, strategies for coping with the western environmental conditions, and meeting employer expectations

Three course dates are available in 2013 at a cost of $700 per person (GST free). The first is from January 30 to February 1, the second from March 20-22 and the third from June 19-21.

Dates and further information can be found in the course flyer:  ( or by contacting Milton Curkpatrick on 02 6752 0354.