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House Standing Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

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Inquiry into Rural Skills Training and Research

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Terms of Reference

The Committee is to inquire into and report on:

  1. The availability and adequacy of education and research services in the agriculture sector, including access to vocational training and pathways from vocational education and training to tertiary education and work.

  2. The skills needs of agricultural industries in Australia, including the expertise and capacity of industries to specify the skills-sets required for training, and the extent to which vocational training meets the needs of rural industries.

  3. The provision of extension and advisory services to agricultural industries, including links and coordination between education, research and extension.

  4. The role of the Australian government in supporting education, research and advisory programs to support the viability and sustainability of Australian agriculture.

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