Tuesday, 29 September 2020 Sydney


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Contact Number: 
043 000 9512

AgriFood Skills Australia was established in May 2004 as one of 11 Industry Skills Councils to provide accurate industry intelligence on current and future skill needs and training requirements for the agrifood industry. 

AgriFood is a public company limited by guarantee with an industry-led board of nine directors and five industry advisory standing committees. Funding is provided under contract by the Australian Government through the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Complementary to its vision of ‘sustainable economic growth of agrifood industries through world class capabilities’, AgriFood’s role is to:

  • provide industry intelligence and advice to industry, governments and Skills Australia on workforce development, skills and labour needs – which includes an annual Environmental Scan on the factors shaping and impacting on agrifood industry workforce development;
  • provide independent skills, workforce, education and training needs advice to enterprises, matching identified needs with best-practice solutions (including facilitating PPP training places); 
  • advise governments on VET reform and related policy impediments;
  • continuously improve Training Packages and their implementation in delivering job-ready people and enhancing enterprise capability.
Business Type: 
Service Provider


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10 years 4 days