Farmtec to close

ADVANCE TAFE’s agriculture campus, Farmtec, will close.

A TAFE spokesman said the closure reflected the change in demand for agricultural training across the state and the reforms to the Vocational Education and Training sector that compelled ongoing viability and sustainability of courses.

The facility will close in two weeks and courses already underway will be taught out next year, giving current students a chance to complete their studies and formalise their qualifications.

Horticulture and equine studies courses being taught at Farmtec will be relocated to other Advance TAFE campuses.