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Land & Animals

Join one of Australia's largest industries with a career working with Land & Animals.

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Contribute to the future of rural Australia

Whether you're passionate about environmental conservation, love working with animals, or are preparing to take over the family farm, our Land & Animals courses will teach you the skills you need to make a positive contribution to the health of our regional industries. Learn specialised skills in agriculture or horticulture, contribute to Australia's legacy of award-winning winemakers, or receive world-class training in equine studies. You'll learn the latest science and techniques needed to succeed in agribusiness, and practical skills you can apply on your own land, with your own crops and animals.

Viticulture & Winemaking

Viticulture & Winemaking

Learn viticulture & winemaking from some of Australia's top winemakers and vignerons.


GOTAFE’s Faecal Egg Count Analysis Laboratory (FECAL) has been established to better monitor and manage parasite infestations in horses, cattle and sheep.

The laboratory is an initiative of the Animal Sciences team and is located at the Wangaratta Regional Study Centre, 218 Tone Road, Wangaratta.

"We’re very community focused so a lot of our projects have been based on community, such as revegetation. We often work with land care groups, councils and many other groups like that."

– Andrew Taylor, GOTAFE Trainer

Why study a Land & Animals course at GOTAFE?

Working farm on campus

Our William Orr campus has a small-scale working farm where you can practice agriculture and horticulture production techniques.

Vet clinic

Get hands-on experience with animals in our fully-equipped veterinary clinic, including radiography and ultrasound.

Specialist cheese factory

Our small-scale cheese factory lets you experience the processes of a working dairy factory.

Strong industry connections

Our Trainers have strong local connections, and often recommend students to potential employers.

Free TAFE courses

Free TAFE is available for a number of courses that are 'high priority' due to skills shortages in some industries. Find out more about the Victorian Government's Free TAFE scheme.

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GOTAFE Agricultural Student in fluorescent vest standing in a paddock