There are 200 places available to women who would like to be digital mavens

THE Rural Woman, Dairy Australia, Australian Wool Innovation and University of New England want to give you the skills to step back into the workforce in a career (or business) you desire.

This is a self-paced 5 unit online course delivered by UNE. With micro-credentialling opportunities to seek further study and qualifications.

These places are all fully funded by the NCI program

Applications will be taken until all places have been filled. With cohorts starting in small groups together.

Are you:

  • Excited to connect with like minded women?
  • Children all heading off to school and you are wanting a career again?
  • Craving an income of your own?
  • A keen learner who loves new experiences?
  • Located in Rural, Regional and Remote Australia and feeling isolated?
  • Lost about the next steps in your career?

Express your interest today

Create your dream career pathway

This program includes:

Rural Australia has spoken, they need people who are confident in technology to drive the Agricultural industry forward. We know that women are major contributors to Rural Australia, often in unpaid roles. Caring for children and being bookkeeper to the family farm. Taking time out of your career to raise children or even relocating to marry a farmer can shake up how you work, and your skills.

We see that women can solve agricultures problem moving forward, and this program is the first step in gaining the workforce skills, confidence and pathway.

The purpose of this program is to:

  • Allow rural women to support rural women in connecting with agricultural businesses for mutual success and the overarching goal of sustainable food and fibre production for Australia and the world.
  • Having inspiring and capable people to achieve transformation in the future success of agriculture through technology and new approaches.

Course Outline
The Rural Woman

Topic Title
Topic 1 Self-Awareness
Topic 2 Family and Financial Situations and Career
Topic 3 Women in the labour force
Topic 4 Skills for the Workplace
Topic 5 Careers and technology in agriculture
Topic 6 Decision-making and adaptability
Topic 7 Writing the career plan
Topic 8 Preparing for the workplace (employer and employee perspectives)
Topic 9 Digital communication
Topic 10 Critical thinking and research

Topic 1 Self-Awareness

  • Your values, interests, skills & capabilities

 

Topic 2 Family and Financial Situations

  • Lifecycle stage and implications for career
  • Family roles and impact on career
  • Personal cashflow statement
  • Personal balance sheet and net worth

 

Topic 3 Women in the labour force

  • Women’s participation in various industries and in STEM
  • Self-employment and networking
  • Remote location and employment
  • Flexible work

 

Topic 4 Skills for the Workplace

  • Job skills and the National Skills Commission
  • Future work
  • Generating job and employer opportunities

 

Topic 5 Careers and technology in agriculture

  • The agriculture sector and economic contributions
  • Work processes in horticulture, broadacre, livestock and fish farming
  • New and emerging technology in agriculture
  • Technology and other skills requirements for positions in agriculture

Topic 6 Decision-making and adaptability

  • The art of decision-making
  • Making a career decision
  • Uncertainty, scenario planning and adaptability

 

Topic 7 Writing the career plan

  • Articulating interest, skills and capabilities
  • Identifying gaps in skills required for desired jobs
  • Short-, medium-, and long-term career goals
  • Actions to implement career goals
  • Planning for change

 

Topic 8 Preparing for the workplace (employer and employee perspectives)

  • Resume and job applications; writing job adverts
  • The selection process and job interviews
  • Transition to the workplace

 

Topic 9 Digital communication

  • Email as professional communications
  • Characteristics of a good professional email
  • Other forms of digital communication

 

Topic 10 Critical thinking and Research

  • Reading and research for business
  • Fact versus opinion
  • Logic and reasoning
  • Information required for critical thinking

THE Rural Woman has delivered virtual training and programs since 2014 and we are pleased to partner with Dairy Australia, Australian Wool Innovation and University of New England to deliver this fresh and much needed program.

Previous programs have given many women support to shift their careers, return to the workforce, start or buy businesses. And many other benefits including increased confidence, clarity and connections.

Karyn Cassar, Re-activating women in Dairy

Are you ready to create your dream career path and have the confidence to go and get it?

Are you craving the support and connection THE Rural Woman has waiting for you?

18th July 2022

THE Rural Woman The Rural Woman together with the State Government of NSW