Program manager: Prof Phil Hynd,
Department of Animal Science, The University of Adelaide, Roseworthy
Campus, Roseworthy, SA
The Wool CRC had a very comprehensive education program based on five
interrelated projects that dealt with major facets of education in the
When this CRC was being planned, we judged that education was a vital
but relatively poorly serviced part of what is a very complex industry.
The development of a stronger scientific base and wider understanding of
the issues challenging each of the sectors of the industry was major
goal of the CRC at that time. This goal has been reinforced and
restated many times since the CRC commenced operations.
To develop the resources of the CRC into an integrated
academic network, specialising in education and training at all levels and
for all sectors of the wool industry. This network will see the CRC
combining with universities, TAFE, CSIRO and Departments of Agriculture,
as appropriate. It will utilise modern technology in local and distance
communication to deliver the education and training programs
- Expansion of the opportunities for post graduate training (MSc and
PhD) by utilising the personnel and infrastructure resources of the CRC
parties.Development of new undergraduate courses in Wool Science at each
of the three participating universities to provide skilled manpower for
the Australian wool industry.
- Development and delivery of short-term courses leading to diplomas,
certificates or other recognition, which will be targeted to upgrade and
broaden the skills of those responsible for providing advice and
training to producers, processors and others in the wool industry.
- Development and delivery, in collaboration with AUSAID, The Woolmark
Company and other agencies, of advanced level courses for overseas wool
industry educators and trainers to strengthen the world-wide recognition
of wool as a quality apparel fibre.
- Publish a Centre Newsletter and Bulletins through which the Centre
will communicate its research findings and information to the wool