EOI: Intensive Macadamia Production Course 2022

The AMS is calling for expressions of interest for a new macadamia growing course being offered through Wollongbar TAFE in 2022. 

The course is suitable for both new and experienced growers and will provide a comprehensive guide to current best practice 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 3 April – 1 December 2022, 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 2022. 

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.


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 2022.

What did our 2021 class have to say?

The new Certificate III in Production Horticulture course at Wollongbar TAFE kicked off in February, with 22 participants signing up to learn all about best practice 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.


TAFE is proud to continue its’ history of partnership with the Australian macadamia industry, preparing local growers to be innovative market leaders. 

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