What is SMART Farm?
The SuniTAFE SMART Farm plans to be the leading training provider in SMART Horticulture farming, combining best practice with cutting-edge technology.
SMART Farm Technology
Technologies have revolutionised modern agriculture and horticulture industries.  To enhance the SMART Farm’s future readiness learn about the new innovative technology that has been acquired.
Our Vision & Mission
We have exciting plans for the SMART Farm to enable us to innovate and lead industry change.  Find out more about our vision & mission.


Developing the people of today into the workforce of tomorrow.

The horticultural industry is diverse and central to the national economy. In Sunraysia alone, Horticulture is forecast to double over the next 10+ years. Despite job prospects increasing in the sector, jobs in farming aren’t what they used to be.
While traditional labour skills are still required to operate farms today, we are now at a crossroads between industrial-era farming and SMART Farming.  These farms of the future will use cutting-edge technology and equipment to make horticulture farming more efficient and productive. 
New Trial – Sentinel Mobile Disease Surveillance Unit

The SuniTAFE SMART Farm will host the Sentinel mobile disease surveillance unit for a Sunraysia study during the summer of 2021/22. The Sentinel unit monitors airborne pests and diseases to aid on-farm pest management decisions. Read more

Attention: Date Growers!

Attention: Date Growers! Read more

Student Profile - Courtney Sandiman

IT’S been several years since Courtney Sandiman, 22, first set foot on at SuniTAFE. Courtney turned to SuniTAFE to build her knowledge and skill set by completing a Certificate IV in Design and Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management. Read more

Teacher profile - Paul McClure

WITH a farming background behind him, Paul McClure has plenty of knowledge and experience to pass onto his horticulture students at SuniTAFE. Read more

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Corporate partners
We're proud to partner with a number of industry leading organisations. Find out more about our partnerships and join our expanding network.

Trials & Research
Help shape the future of horticulture and connect with others.  Businesses are invited to trial new agricultural technology and crops.

School Involvement
The SMART Farm offers site tours, special events, topical talks and demonstrations to involve schools and showcase the range of new career options in horticulture. 

Horticulture training, research and resources

SMART Farm Events
The SMART Farm hosts a number of special events and activities throughout the year to showcase new innovative technologies and career options.

Free essential farm worker training
Free online training using 3D video experiences to demonstrate essential skills and knowledge for working on the farm.
Smarter Learning
Ready to launch your farming career, refresh your skills or learn some new ones? Explore our agriculture and horticulture courses.

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