Independent Public School – Wheatbelt Education Region
WA College of Agriculture – Narrogin
Technical Officer – Agricultural Instruction – Sheep

This is a full-time casual position with an immediate start for the most suitable applicant.

About this role

WA College of Agriculture – Narrogin (WACOA – Narrogin) is seeking a dedicated Sheep
Technical Officer who is passionate about working with and training young adults in an
agricultural education environment.

The successful applicant will be a dynamic and friendly staff member who takes pride in
educating students to their highest level. To be successful in this role you should have
experience in Sheep Management and Sheep Husbandry systems relevant to WACOA –
Narrogin. Knowledge, experience and competency in shearing, wool classing and or wool
handling experience is highly desirable but not essential.

About the College

The WACOA – Narrogin has a long and proud history of servicing the agricultural
community of Western Australia. Established in 1906, WACOA – Narrogin is the oldest
agricultural college in the state and consistently ranks in the Top Public Schools for
Vocational Education and Training. The college is an education facility 6kms from a
regional town with good recreational facilities and shopping. The college has a friendly and
professional staffing team.

Students enrol in years 10 to 12 from all over the state and their education is centred on
agriculture and related trades, and have access to education and training in industry
relevant facilities. The theory of agriculture learned in the class program is coupled with
practical skills developed on the college’s 1340-hectare farm which operates a number of
commercial scale enterprises. Students enjoy a varied week with full days out of the class
environment and rostered to either farm or the trades workshops.

Criminal Record Check

It is Department of Education policy that any person recommended for appointment will be
required to achieve a satisfactory criminal record check before their appointment is
confirmed.

Working with Children

A successful applicant for any position based at a school location will require a Working
With Children Check (WWCC) in accordance with the ‘Working with Children (Criminal
Record Checking) Act 2004’. Successful applicants who do not currently hold a valid
WWCC will be required to obtain one.

Applying for this role

You are encouraged to contact Stephen Madson, Farm Manager, for further information
about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in
Narrogin, by telephoning 0427 811 255 or emailing Stephen.Madson@education.wa.edu.au