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Course Available at North Coast College Campuses


Specialist agriculture centres of the North Coast College offer courses ranging from agricul­tural skills to beef production, horse studies and rural management. The Wollongbar Campus is renowned for its Tropical Fruit Growing program and has introduced modules on macadamias, bush foods and coffee production. Taree offers the Veterinary Assistant program and has introduced 'Agristudy', which enables students to learn flexibly and by correspon­dence, using a mixture of student learning guides, telephone tutorials, information sessions and workshops. Mullumbim by has the popular Rural Business Management program, which can also be studied by correspondence. Grafton, meanwhile, offers traineeships in agriculture including Beef and Dairy.

Health programs

The continued promotion of healthier living within the community has seen an increase in fitness awareness and a need for trained staff in the Fitness and Sport industries. Fitness Instruction courses are offered at Tweed Heads and teach students how to put together and lead a safe fitness program.

Lismore offers the Aged Support program and Port Macquarie offers the Early Childhood Nursing program. These courses give you the theoretical skills, knowledge and practical expe­rience needed to work in a variety of residential and community-based health care institutions. For students interested in working in the Remedial Health Care industry, King Scliff is a spe­cialist centre for the Natural Therapy Diploma and has a health clinic on campus.

Environmental Studies

The Environmental Studies courses offered by the North Coast College have been developed to help students increase their awareness and understanding of environmental issues and to enable them to determine their environmental impact. The Environmental Practice course, which includes Coastal Management, is offered through Ballina campus.

For people interested in working to restore degraded natural forests, the North Coast College offers the Forest Regeneration course at Casino. This course can provide a pathway for students into the Natural Resource Management Diploma at university. Marine Industry Management programs are offered at Coffs Harbour.

Questions 1-7

Look at the following list of campuses (Questions 1-7) and the fields of study below,

Match each campus with the field of study available there.

Write the correct letter A-K in boxes 1-7 on your answer sheet.



    3.Tweed Heads


    5.Port Macquarie


   7.Coffs Harbour

  1.           Fields of Study

    A           forest restoration

    B           banana cultivation

    C           horse breeding

    D           infant illness

    E           elderly care

    F           fish farming

    G           herbal therapy

    H           cattle farming

    I            beach protection

    J            animal health

    K           recreation programs