Australian Agricultural Training Providers Network Annual Conference 2006 


Charles Darwin University (CDU) rural campuses will be the focal point for the upcoming 2006 Australian Agricultural Training Providers Network Annual Conference (AATPN).

The conference which will be held on 22 and 23 July will bring together a wide variety of representatives in agricultural training, including registered training organisations, peak industry bodies in agriculture, training advisory councils and commonwealth and state government officials from across Australia.

Dr Brian Heim, Director of the School of Science and Primary Industries Katherine Campus and Chair of AATPN, commented on the great opportunity the conference presented in showcasing CDU and bringing together key stakeholders.

“The conference brings together stakeholders in agricultural training from across Australia, allowing an unparalleled opportunity to share ideas, successes and resources on a face-to-face basis,” he said.

“Along with a great opportunity for developing networks, the conference will provide CDU with an opportunity to showcase the unique training offered through the Katherine Rural Campus. Nobody in Australia offers the training available here, explaining why the major pastoral companies aggressively recruit our graduates.”

The conference will kick off with a field trip to the CDU Katherine Campus and also the CDU facilities at Mataranka Station. The unique facilities and agricultural training that CDU offers will be showcased, as well as the broader aspects of the Katherine Campus as a venue for a variety of non-agricultural activities and training. The business portion of the meeting will be held at the Casuarina Campus.