Inaugural WAFarmers Bootcamp to Employment hailed huge success
4 August 2021
The first ever WAFarmers Bootcamp to Employment has been hailed by ag industry members to be the “best and most exciting avenue” for attracting new recruits to the agricultural mechanisation industry. Find out more.
Minister MacTiernan announces grant funding for Animal Welfare in Emergencies
6 July 2021
Following recent bushfire emergencies at Wooroloo and flooding in the north of the State, the call for an opportunity to upskill in animal welfare in emergencies has been answered, with a new course available at Muresk Institute for WA local government rangers and field staff. Find out more.
Applications open for the WAFarmers Bootcamp to Employment
3 March 2021
The farm mechanisation industry is calling out for enthusiastic, driven individuals to skill up and join the workforce. The WAFarmers Bootcamp to Employment provides the perfect opportunity to kick start your career in the Ag-tech machinery industry. Find out more.
Agricultural skill set creates new opportunities for migrants and refugees
16 October 2020
Muresk is proud to have partnered with the Multicultural Services Centre and Central Regional TAFE to customise and deliver entry level agricultural training for humanitarian refugees from Burma, Eritrea and Afghanistan. Find out more.
Home to Agricultural Mechanisation Centre
6 August 2020
Muresk Institute is set to become home to a new Specialist Centre for Agricultural Mechanisation to train farm machinery technicians in new and emerging technologies. Find out more.
Work in Agriculture skill set
7 July 2020
The Work in Agriculture Skill Set, to be delivered at Muresk Institute by South Regional TAFE, targets specific skill requirements for agriculture and rural employment. Find out More.
We are open! Update on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
18 May 2020
With agriculture an essential service, farm operations at Muresk Institute are business-as-usual, and cutting edge research and development projects are still underway with social distancing protocols and hygiene practices being strictly observed. Find out more.
WAFarmers Bootcamp to Employment postponed
15 May 2020
The WAFarmers Bootcamp to Employment has been postponed and new dates are yet to be confirmed. In the meantime, applications are still open! Find out more.
Update on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
12 May 2020
Muresk Institute continues to operate throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, albeit differently. Find out more.
Update on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
06 April 2020
As part of the government response to limit the impact of COVID-19 on the community, the Muresk Institute’s calendar of short courses has been postponed. Find out more.
Biosecurity and Animal Health Update
27 November 2019
Livestock owners and agricultural businesses are invited to find out the latest in farming biosecurity at a free open day at Muresk Institute on 4 December. Find out more.
Drone vs Dog
29 August 2019
On Wednesday 15 May, 228 students from 11 Western Australian secondary schools attended the third annual Drone vs Dog competition. Find out more.
Trending Ag 2019 is WAFarmers annual conference
6 March 2019
Since 1947, the WAFarmers conference has been and remains an important and valuable part of the WA Agricultural calendar. Find out more.
Dohne vs Merino sire evaluation program
1 March 2019
Back for 2019, the Stud Merino Breeders Association WA will continue to lead the Merino Sire Evaluation program at Muresk Institute. Find out more.
Muresk Institute’s training calendar is a bumper crop in 2019
21 December 2018
More than 30 workshops, professional development opportunities and nationally accredited courses will be available at Muresk Institute in 2019. Find out more.
Muresk ensures industry relevance with new additions to advisory committee
21 November 2018
Muresk Institute will ensure it continues to model contemporary best practice and broker industry relevant training by adding nine new industry representatives to its advisory committee. Find out more.
Regional women the focus of new education partnership
19 September 2018
Women in regional Western Australia will benefit from professional development and learning opportunities under a new partnership between Curtin University and the Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s Network of Western Australia (RRR Network). Find out more.
Smart farming with digital data
17 July 2018
A new partnership with CSBP will give students and staff at Muresk Institute valuable experience with field cropping trials on the Muresk Institute farm. Find out more.
Muresk Institute home to WA’s first demonstration SMART Farm
14 June 2018
Yesterday we unveiled Western Australia’s first demonstration SMART Farm at our inaugural FarmSmart Showcase - a free professional development event exhibiting the latest agricultural innovations. Find out more.
Free event promises to smarten up WA farmers
23 May 2018
The latest innovations, technologies and upskilling opportunities in the agricultural sector will be featured at Muresk Institute’s inaugural FarmSmart Showcase to be held on 13 June. Find out more.
Move over Rover - students learn how technology is transforming agriculture
21 May 2018
More than 190 students from nine Western Australian secondary schools attended our annual Drone versus Dog Trials last Wednesday. Find out more.
Station hand school is in
4 April 2018
A two-week Jillaroo/Jackaroo course run by Rural Training Australia at Muresk Institute attracted students from as far as Broome and Fitzroy, keen to learn the skills needed to work in an outback pastoral environment. Find out more.
Building a better cow
29 March 2018
‘Building a better cow’ was the subject of a new one-day workshop held at Muresk Institute this month. The workshop was a prime example of how Muresk Institute continues to bring the best industry knowledge to WA to advance the local industry. Find out more.
Drone versus Dog Trials take off
20 March 2018
Our annual Drone versus Dog Trials officially took flight last month when our Drone versus Dog Roadshow crew and spec’d up trailer visited Edmund Rice College in Bindoon. This visit launched the first of nine school visits to take place around the State. Find out more.
Agribusiness course planning underway
9 March 2018
Curtin University has started its consultation process with key industry stakeholders as it determines the course outline for a new agribusiness degree planned for the Muresk Institute. Read Farm Weekly's article.
Full time courses kick off for 2018
2 March 2018
Full time courses held at Muresk Institute have kicked off for the 2018 year, with Diploma of Agriculture, Vet nursing and Certificate III in Agriculture (focus on animal studies) students already working hard. Find out more.
Quality pledge on agribusiness degree
1 March 2018
The standard of the agribusiness degree at Muresk Institute will remain high, as will the quality of education for remaining students, despite news funding was to end for the course and classes would cease in mid-2020. Read The West Australian's article.
Expressions of interest are now open for the Associate Degree in Agribusiness
18 January 2018
Curtin University has opened up expressions of interest for the new Associate Degree in Agribusiness to be offered at Muresk Institute from 2019.
Visit Curtin University's website to find out more.
New recruits bring innovative practices to Muresk
10 January 2018
Last year we introduced the Muresk Institute team and now we’ve grown two stronger. Find out more.
Bringing the best knowledge and skills to Western Australians
4 January 2018
Here at Muresk Institute we're passionate about bringing the best training, industry knowledge and skills to Western Australians which is why we're pleased to announce a new one day course to benefit the WA livestock industry. Find out more.
New program launched on National Agriculture Day
21 November 2017
To coincide with National Agriculture Day, Muresk Institute launched a new agricultural training program. Find out more.
CRT's top choice fourth year running
10 November 2017
More than 30 staff from rural supplies company CRT descended on Muresk Institute this week for their annual training workshop. Find out more.
The team behind the scenes
20 September 2017
Not only is Muresk Institute an agricultural skills hub, facilitating the training of more than 2,000 students each year, but it’s a 898 hectare working farm, conference venue and accommodation facility. It takes a dedicated team to ensure its smooth running and here we introduce you to them. Find out more.
New opportunity for Western Australian horse enthusiasts
4 September 2017
For the first time in Western Australia, horse enthusiasts will have access to a nationally certified course in equine hoofcare. Find out more.
Leadership and management course at Muresk
25 July 2017
Calling all emerging leaders and managers. Solidify your leadership skills and open the door to new career opportunities. Find out more.
Muresk helps Aboriginal students to enter the workforce
12 June 2017
A group of students who recently completed a Certificate II in Rural Operations at Muresk Institute have already been snapped up for work by Greening Australia. Find out more.
Muresk Institute Open Day - 20 May 2017
07 April 2017
Muresk Institute is gearing up for this year’s Open Day with a full program of events and activities planned. Find out more.
New technology ensures students are job ready with technical know-how
31 January 2017
New technology acquired by Muresk Institute will make a big difference in the delivery of precision agricultural training and will provide a unique learning experience for students. Find out more.
Something for everyone at Muresk Institute
30 January 2017
Muresk Institute’s 2017 training and education program has officially started with a diverse range of courses on offer. Find out more.
New opportunities to develop agricultural skills
20 December 2016
Memoranda of Understanding signed today by the Liberal National Government will strengthen agricultural skills development in Western Australia and provide new opportunities for students. Find out more.
Muresk Institute recognised for its impact on agricultural skills training
7 September 2016
Muresk Institute’s role in transforming agricultural education and training has been recognised in this year’s Premier’s Awards. Find out more.
Variety in short courses deliver training ‘just in time’
5 September 2016
A new offering on Muresk Institute’s short course calendar will give students a taste of working on a cattle or sheep station. Find out more.
Practical traineeship for newest recruit
2 September 2016
Nineteen-year-old Luke Hinton from York has signed on for a 12-month traineeship, completing a Certificate III in Agriculture. Find out more.
Sheep Easy at Muresk
24 August 2016
A popular annual field day for sheep producers will be held at Muresk Institute for the first time on Tuesday 13 September. Find out more.
Agricultural training calendar offers diversity
16 June 2016
The secret to managing working dogs will be revealed during three short courses to be held at Muresk Institute next month. Find out more.
Muresk Institute open day showcases opportunities
31 May 2016
Hundreds of people gained an insight into training and careers in agricultural on the weekend as Muresk Institute hosted its annual open day. Find out more.
From paddock to plate
22 April 2016
High school students from Margaret River, Moora and Northam spent five days at Muresk Institute last week learning about how food gets from the paddock to the plate. Find out more.
Paddock to plate
24 March 2016
Muresk Institute in collaboration with South West Institute of Technology is offering high school students (16 years and older) the opportunity to get a greater understanding of how their food gets from the paddock to their plate.
Find out more.
Muresk Institute Open Day – Save the date
22 March 2016
We are preparing for a day of activity, fun and discovery as part of our annual open day. Find out more.
New students set sights on agricultural skills training
4 March 2016
Employers in the agricultural industry are encouraged to put their hand up to provide hands on experience for a growing number of students keen to establish a career in the sector. Find out more.
Agriculture career days
4 March 2016
Muresk Institute is hosting a series of free career days to give students the opportunity to experience the agriculture industry and to learn about the career pathways and courses available. Find out more.
New course to provide station hand skills
5 February 2016
A new training course to be delivered at Muresk Institute will lead graduates on a pathway to work in outback Australia. Find out more.
MOU signed to establish State Soil Archive
22 January 2016
Western Australia will have a State Soil Archive this year, housing hundreds of thousands of soil samples from the Kimberley to the South Coast. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) and the Department of Training and Workforce Development to establish the Archive at the Muresk Institute. Find out more.
Another milestone for Muresk Institute through inaugural Diploma program
7 January 2016
Muresk Institute will notch up an important milestone this year as students undertaking the inaugural Integrated Diploma Program (Diploma of Agriculture) complete their studies. Among them is Jemma Brown, who gained more than expected during her first year of the program. Find out more.