Muresk Institute

 

Muresk Institute - Revitalisation Stage One

 

Project status:  In progress

The Muresk Institute in Northam received a $10 million injection of funds from the Royalties for Regions program to refurbish and upgrade facilities, transition corporate systems for greater efficiency and develop a five-year plan to establish itself as a provider of higher education services.

 

The funding is intended to facilitate the continued transformation of the Institute and assist with the development of new agricultural courses, creating a number of exciting study options for the local community.

It will:

  • Enable the institute to offer a Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management for three years, until sustainable student numbers are achieved. 
  • Be used as a platform to deliver targeted short courses, as well as certificate level courses targeted to the sector's needs.
  • Support the development of courses such as equine management, business administration, and sport and recreation.
  • Allow for the improvement of rural productivity by upskilling the workforce with a higher level of technical and applied skills, such as diagnosing disease and animal infestations in the paddock or using modern technology to improve cropping and animal husbandry programs. 

The Institute will be able to effectively address current and future priorities for the agricultural industry that are closely aligned to the aims of the Seizing the Opportunity Agriculture Initiative.

Muresk Institute is dedicated to building the capacity of our State's regional communities and industries, with its focus on agriculture, agribusiness, health and mining.