Ag Training Toowoomba
About Ag Training Toowoomba
Ag Training is a Toowoomba based Registered Training Organization (RTO) committed to providing safe, practical and quality assured training for the Agricultural and Civil Construction industries. Established in April 2005, our company has grown to become one of the leading machinery training providers in Australia.
How we can help you
Flexible training options
We provide flexible training options that will help you obtain a qualification and provide improved career opportunities.
Qualified & Professional Trainers
Our qualified, professional trainers have both the knowledge and the practical experience to guide you.
We offer transparent and affordable pricing to help you gain your qualification.
Ag Training Toowoomba offer practical machinery training
We provide practical, hands-on machinery training for the following types of equipment:
- Forklift (LF)
- Front end loaders (LL)
- Excavators (LE)
- Skid Steers (Bobcat) (LS)
- Roller (LR)
- Grader (LG)
- Dozer (LZ)
- Backhoe (LB)
Our Company Mission Statement
Ag Training will train people honestly and with integrity to become professional competent machinery operators. In a safe and vocational manner at a reasonable cost, at what ever location, for industries to gain increased productivity and reduced accidents.
Why train with us?
Not only does you have the elements to contend with, but each day there’s the danger of being hurt or even killed when working with machinery. Tractors are usually quite safe when handled properly, but potentially dangerous if operated incorrectly. Each year many people are unnecessarily killed or injured because of tractor accidents.
You may think that most accidents are caused by driver incompetence, stupidity, ignorance of correct procedures, or just plain carelessness. However the major causes are tractors rolling or tipping over.
It’s interesting to note that tractors not only roll over sideways but also backwards when travelling over steep and hilly countryside. A study has shown that more than half of the accidents happen on flat or slightly sloping terrain.
Without rollover protection and seatbelts, drivers and passengers stand little chance of escaping without being injured or killed.
A study of tractor accidents found that nearly three out of four deaths were caused by tractors overturning. A further one in every five died from falling off tractors.
Some of these accidents were children driving; in others, children were passengers or were riding on a trailer. It’s actually against the law to allow a person to ride as a passenger on a tractor, unless each passenger is provided with:
- A seat of adequate strength, either fitted with a backrest or so shaped as to prevent the passenger slipping from the seat, and;
- Adequate and convenient footrests and hand holds for the passenger.
Benefits of using an experienced training organisation
- Around 60-70% of accidents on farms involve tractors.
- More than half the accidents happen on flat or slightly sloping terrain.
- Most of those lives would have been saved if rollover protection had been fitted.
- Nearly one in every six of those killed were children.
- Farm-related injury deaths cost the Australian economy $651 million (2008 dollars) in the four years from 2001–2004.
- Around 90 people die from non-intentional injury on Australian farms each year.
Correct training in Machinery Operations and OH&S procedures will reduce these statistic considerably.
Summary of ASQA audit information
As a Pre-qualified Supplier under the User Choice 2010 – 2015 program, Ag Training is required to publish audit information in relation to its’ compliance with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).
The User Choice program provides public funding paid directly to Pre-qualified Suppliers for the delivery of accredited entry-level training to eligible Apprentices and Trainees.
ASQA is the national regulator which assures nationally consistent, high-quality training and assessment services for the clients of Australia’s vocational education and training system.
An ASQA audit reviews evidence of an organisation’s compliance with the requirements of the National Standards for registered training organisation to confirm that it is achieving quality training and assessment outcomes. The process also identifies opportunities for improvement on these outcomes.
This information is published to assist apprentices, trainees and their employers to make informed decisions regarding their selection of a pre-qualified supplier for the delivery of training and assessment services.
Audit Date: 04 December 2015
To download the report click on the link: Audit report (VET) (final).