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ROTARY DEFYING THE DRIFT PROGRAM

We are proud to host the Defying The Drift program at our campus. Defying the Drift is a program available to secondary students considering a career in agriculture and related industries. It is an initiative of Rotary District 9780 which includes around 60 Rotary Clubs located throughout western Victoria and into South Australia. Read about…

PATHWAYS WITH BENDIGO TAFE

Longerenong College has partnered with Bendigo TAFE to offer new pathways for agriculture students to attend Longerenong College to further their qualifications.The partnership agreement enables students studying eligible agriculture courses at Bendigo TAFE to transition to an Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management and/or Applied Diploma of Agronomy at Longerenong College.For students who may not be…

PATHWAYS WITH UNE

Longerenong College graduates now have a clear pathway into a Bachelor of Agriculture program, with the University of New England (AU) (UNE). This pathway is available to Longerenong alumni from October 1, 2023. University of New England’s Agriculture program has been in operation since 1954, and is well known for its breath of diverse units,…

PATHWAY FOR FEDeration UNIversity TAFE

Federation University TAFE and Longerenong College in 2023 have signed an agreement to allow entry of Certificate IV in Agriculture and Certificate IV in Horticulture graduates from Federation University to enter the two-year Advanced Diploma in Agribusiness Manager in the final year. This would allow the completion of the program in one year. For more…

Hawkins Family Courtyard

Longerenong College has recognised a long association between agricultural tertiary education and the west Wimmera’s Hawkins family.The College has dedicated Hawkins Family Courtyard to the family, reflecting on three generations of the Hawkins family’s commitment to Victorian agricultural colleges.The unique association, featuring 18 family graduates across 80 years, has involved Longerenong, Dookie, Glenormiston and Marcus…

GLOBAL SMART FARM NETWORK

Proud to be a part of the Global Smart Farms Network, Longerenong College is proud to be one of nine members globally of the Global Smart Farms Network, and one of just four within Australia. We participated recently in the Digital Agrifood Summit hosted at Charles Sturt University. It is wonderful to be tied into…

AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE VETERANS UPSKILL

For the second year in a row Longerenong College has hosted Operation Grain Harvest Assist, a nationwide program aimed at motivating, mobilizing, and assisting former ADF servicemen and women to join our National Grain Harvest. Part of this collaboration included header training in association with O’Connors as pictured. “Longerenong College is proud to be part…

ALUMNI TOUR CLASS OF 1983

Longerenong College staff were pleased to welcome back the Class of 1983 for an alumni tour. Avril Hogan, General Manager, hosted the campus tour, sharing future plans for the College, and showing the group recently completed projects and those currently underway. She said it was wonderful to see their connection, still so strong after 40 years.  Alumni…

charlie gardner

Charlie Gardner, a 2022 graduate with an Advanced Diploma in Agribusiness Management and a Diploma of Applied Agronomy, hails from Frances, South Australia, where he grew up on a family farm. The farm, with its mix of sheep, cattle, cropping, and irrigated lucerne, instilled in Charlie a passion for agriculture from a young age. Witnessing…

tom walker

Tom Walker’s agricultural journey began on the windswept landscapes of Flinders Island, Tasmania, amidst a family-run sheep and cattle farm. The close-knit community, fine wool Merinos, and Hereford and Angus cattle formed the backdrop of his upbringing. However, the insular nature of island life prompted Tom to seek a broader horizon, leading him to Longerenong…

SPENCER WEIR

Growing up on a sprawling 2800-hectare grain-growing property near Birchip in the Victorian Mallee, Spencer Weir’s agricultural roots run deep. His hands-on involvement in his parents’ operations sparked a fascination with cropping production, leading him to Longerenong College in 2019. Graduating in 2020 with an Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management and a Diploma of Applied…

KIRSTY BONE

Kirsty Bone, originating from a cropping farm north of Nhill, Woorak West, discovered her early interest in the shearing industry through her father’s part-time shearing work on the family farm. Graduating from Nhill College in 2009, she initially took a gap year at ABA (similar to GrainCorp) before venturing into hairdressing due to societal expectations…