ERIC Number: ED224639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of the Educational and Training Needs of the Pastoral Industry of South Australia. Final Report.
Raftery, John; And Others
In late 1979 and 1980 a survey was conducted of 207 pastoral lease owners and managers in the north of South Australia to determine their education and training requirements. The pastoral industry grazes sheep and cattle on native pastures and shrubs, is beset by widely fluctuating rainfall and production, sells its products of wool and meat on a buyer's market, and faces the problem of insecure land tenure. Most pastoral properties are remote from towns and technical and further education colleges. This isolation poses particular problems in relation to both the acceptance and provision of training. Since the early 1970's, however, pastoralists have become more aware of the need for training with the increasing complexity of vehicles and plants and a decreasing number of employees. The survey clearly indicated need for a formal award in pastoral studies, with training for both property managers and station hands. This vocational area has not been adequately serviced in the past and the proposed initiative would complement existing provisions in rural studies and the Certificate in Farm Practice and Rural Studies Certificate courses. Appendix J reports follow-up action during 1981 in the form of an initial curriculum proposal for two courses. (BRR)
Descriptors: Adult Farmer Education, Adult Vocational Education, Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Production, Delivery Systems, Economic Factors, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Livestock, Management Development, Mechanical Skills, Minicourses, Needs Assessment, Rural Education, School Community Relationship, Skill Development, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Australian Dept. of Further Education, Adelaide.
Identifiers: Australia (South Australia); Isolation (Geographic); Pastoral Industry