Source: Minister for Agriculture.
Recently hired dairy industry workers will be able to learn the skills and knowledge needed in their new field in an easier way, with the launch of an app supported by the Victorian Government’s Agriculture Workforce Plan.
Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today launched the updated Dairy Passport app developed by Dairy Australia, which is now available on desktop, iPhone and Android devices.
Dairy Passport provides coaching guides, learning modules and support resources as employees are inducted over their first 90 days on the job. Victorian dairy farmers will also have access to a capability coach to provide additional training support.
The app provides an easier way for employers looking to quickly and safely develop workers’ skills, while providing the knowledge and capabilities needed for on-farm roles. Topics covered include farm safety, animal handling and essential tasks such as milking.
The app has been developed as part of the broader Pathways for People in Dairy Program. As well as Dairy Passport, the program includes an online experience allowing jobseekers interested in dairy to virtually explore and prepare for a career in the industry.