EOI: 2023 Intensive Macadamia Production Course

The AMS is calling for expressions of interest for a macadamia growing course being offered through Wollongbar TAFE in 2023. The course is suitable for both new and experienced growers and will provide a comprehensive guide to current best practices and innovative growing methods.


Upon successful completion, participants will receive a Certificate 3 qualification in Production Horticulture (. The course will include guest speakers and farm visits, highlighting state-of-the-art production and new technologies, and will cover the foundations of:

  • Orchard establishment
  • Optimum growth and production methods
  • Soil health
  • Pest and diseases
  • Crop regulation.

Participants may also complete the following accreditation units:

  • Chemical Accreditation Certificate
  • Safe Farm Vehicle (Tractors, Side by sides)
  • Chainsaw Operation Accreditation.


The course will run from Thursday 9 February – 30 November 2023, subject to enrolment numbers. Attendance is 1 day/week (36 days total) with half days scheduled for peak season busy times such as harvest.


Enrolment is limited to 20 growers and will open in early January 2023. 

Course fees 

The maximum cost of the course is $3,000 (and includes the above accreditation units, valued separately at $1,800). Enrolees may be eligible for course fee reductions based on individual circumstances.

More information

For more information contact the AMS on 1800 262 426 or email office@macadamias.org All growers who have expressed interest will be contacted and given enrolment instructions in January 2023.


What did our previous class have to say?

The 2021 Certificate III in Production Horticulture course at Wollongbar TAFE kicked off in February, with 22 participants signing up to learn all about best practices and innovative growing methods in macadamias.

From new macadamia farmers to those who have done it all their lives and a lawyer looking for a change, each student is taking something different from the course as they are able to put what they learn to practical use.


Event Details
Wollongbar NSW
23 November 2022 - 20 January 2023
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