Governance training for skills development

Governance training for professional development

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DEVELOPMENT: Tocal College's governance program is delivered using nationally accredited units through case study-based learning.

DEVELOPMENT: Tocal College's governance program is delivered using nationally accredited units through case study-based learning.

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It has never been as easy for people to participate in study and formalise skills as now with the increase of diverse programs, more options to access funding and interactive online delivery.

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Accredited training can provide many benefits for the agricultural sector including professional development and open new career pathways for people.

It has never been as easy for people to participate in study and formalise skills as now with the increase of diverse programs, more options to access funding and interactive online delivery.

One of the many programs Tocal College has on offer and continues to deliver is a professional development Corporate Governance skills-based program for people looking to upskill in essential board and committee member responsibilities in community and industry associations and companies.

This governance program forms part of agricultural workforce development under the industry-identified key training business pillar.

For people who are elected on our representative industry boards and committees, understanding what governance means and how to apply the principles plays an important part in ensuring community trust can be maintained in the services local, regional and state based organisations provide.

The governance program is for people who work in the agricultural sector wanting to develop and formalise skills required to be effective on committees, boards, industry groups and panels positions.

Importantly the program is developed and delivered using nationally accredited units through case study-based learning to meet probity standards for board and committee members.

The program explores the contemporary principles of good governance for organisations and their boards or committees and how they can be applied when carrying out duties as board or committee members.

This includes roles and responsibilities, board effectiveness (managing meetings), legal requirements and compliance obligations, risk management, funding management, stakeholder engagement and monitoring and evaluation of performance.

Threaded throughout the program is an emphasis on the transferable skills gained from the program that can be applied across improvement to business practice.

Tocal College offers the governance program via its fully online interactive learning platform in order to make training accessible to people in rural and regional areas, overcoming the challenges of isolation, and also assisting to respond to the COVID-19 movement restrictions.

Tocal College offers the governance program via its fully online interactive learning platform.

The program is also available for specific groups as a blended delivery including a two day face-to-face workshop with pre and post workshop training online.

Tocal College has been able to deliver this program in both formats in direct response to industry demand with face-to-face training provided across the state in various locations to suit the groups when required.

Over the past three years, Tocal College has been a major provider of training under the NSW government AgSkilled funding program.

Tocal College continues to deliver accredited training under AgSkilled funding for governance and other industry relevant programs providing the opportunity for people working in viticulture, production horticulture, grain and cotton industries to attain new or formalise current skills and knowledge.

With Tocal College delivering a range of industry relevant face-to-face and online programs, it's a great time to take up the opportunity to study and attain accreditation.

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