Homegrown Hero: WA College of Agriculture Harvey

Spotlight: WA College of Agriculture Harvey

Location: Wokalup – Mornington

Located on the foothills of the Darling Scarp, the Western Australia College of Agriculture in Harvey has a longstanding reputation for excellence and a history of producing outstanding students.

They are a leading independent, secondary educational institution.

The 940ha College farm, spread across two sites, boasts some of the most productive irrigated and dry land available in the state, enabling the production of a diverse range of agricultural enterprises.

Students study under the Australian Qualifications Framework to achieve qualifications that are nationally recognised making them both valuable and portable. Certificates up to level III are available using a unique learning environment which blends knowledge and skill development within the technical trades and commercial agricultural environments. Tertiary aspirants can choose courses of study leading to the achievement of an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

Value adding to all on-farm produce and ‘paddock to plate’ principles are encouraged with the use of an onsite butcher shop, milk processing facility and horticultural production storage and packaging unit. Sustainable practices and emerging technologies are integrated in all areas of the College.

Many of their graduating students have obtained highly successful careers in agriculture and other industries. A numner of students seek Tertiary studies upon leaving the College.


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