News archive

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.