GrowSmart Training in an industry based registered training organisation with a focus on Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management. It is based in the Riverland of South Australia and has offices at 1801 Bookpurnong Road Loxton, part of the PIRSA complex. While much of our training programs are run in the Riverland, we are able to provide training in other parts of the state as well. GrowSmart Training has been approved as a WorkReady provider – a Government of South Australia initiative. At this time the subsidies available are for:
Certificate ll in Horticulture for students under the Training Guarantee for SACE Students (TGSS)
Certificate lll in Production Horticulture (recently added)
Certificate lll in Conservation and Land Management (recently added)
Certificate lll in Horticulture for new employees on a traineeship
For further information about how WorkReady can help you go to the Government website www.skills.sa.gov.au .
Our members are the Almond Board of Australia and the South Australian Fresh Fruit Growers Association (SAFFGA). These two organisations are represented on the Management Committee through committed and passionate members who provide direction for the training programs provided to the horticulture industry – particularly almonds, stone fruit, wine grapes and citrus. We are also currently running programs in Conservation and Land Management in the Riverland and Murray Bridge area. Much of our training is face to face and hands on. The Food and Fibre program is a project that aims to interest school students in science and encourage them to study science at university and consider a career in the horticulture industry. This was formerly a part of the national PICSE (Primary Industry Centre for Science Education) program.