Located just east of the town centre of Denmark, the WA College of Agriculture is a 560 hectare working farm and educational facility for Year 10, 11 and 12 students, offering a wide variety of studies with an agricultural focus. WA College of Agriculture – Denmark operates at full capacity with 130 students (91 residential and 39 day students) and 60 staff members which support three main areas: the classroom program, the farm program and the residential program. The College is considered one of the leading lights in the achievement of educational and training outcomes for young men and women in a diversity of agricultural related fields.
While the majority of students are residential, there are a number of day students, and a bus service is provided to and from Albany.
From its early beginnings in 1942 on the site of the current TAFE campus, the College has evolved considerably and moved to its present purpose-built facility in 1999, with a capacity for around 120 students. The Denmark College is part of a consortium with four other agricultural Colleges.
Our Vision: WA College of Agriculture – Denmark educates the rising stars of the agriculture sector in an exceptional specialist school that the industry values, protects and nurtures.
Our Mission: Within an agricultural context, our mission is to develop in students the skills, knowledge and attitudes to reach their full potential and contribute positively to society.
- Participation – in all aspects of College life and contribution to the community.
- Responsibility – trusted to undertake tasks and being accountable for own actions.
- Cooperation – supporting and respecting each other.
- Care – having self-worth and consideration for others.
- Excellence – having pride in achievements; striving to do one’s best.
Our Future Direction: Business Plan 2017-2020
The WA College of Denmark’s Business Plan is developed in consultation with all College staff, the College Board and Agricultural Advisory Council. It aligns with the Department of Education Strategic Plan 2016-2019 High Performance, High Care and the Framework for Agricultural Education 2017. It also reflects and supports the following Department of Education policies and directions:
- Classroom First Strategy
- Focus 2017
The Business Plan reflects the tripartite nature of the WA College of Agriculture – Denmark: the school, on-the-job workplace training on the College farm and the residential component. The School self-assessment is an integral part of maintaining and improving the performance of the College. Our 3-year Business Plan is data driven and guided by our self-review cycle. The 3-year Business Plan is then translated into Operational Plans which are monitored and reviewed each semester.
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