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Kate Norris

Kate Norris is an experienced farmer and qualified agricultural scientist. She teaches Melbourne Polytechnic’s Agriculture students.

Kate grew up in a farming family. She studied agriculture and farmed dairy for many years, but always felt there was a gap in farming training processes. As a result, she gained her teaching qualifications to help guide the future of farming with young people at the helm. 

Kate has been teaching at Melbourne Polytechnic since 2014. She brings her passion for the farming life to her students. With Melbourne Polytechnic’s Yan Yean farm acting as her “classroom”, Kate knows that practical knowledge is central to agriculture. She brings her years of experience in agricultural theory and farming practice to ensure her students learn industry standard best practice. Kate embraces the responsibility of helping young people enter an industry that she loves. 

Alongside a lifetime of farming experience, including managing and running farming enterprises and agricultural consultancies, Kate holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from the University of Melbourne. She has also completed a Diploma of Human Resources Management, a Diploma of Management and a Diploma in Vocational Education and Training, giving her a broad skill set to share with her students to prepare them for a career in agriculture 

Agriculture Courses at Melbourne Polytechnic

Diploma of Agriculture AHC50116
Agriculture and Conservation - Full Time - Epping
VTAC Agriculture and Conservation - Full Time - Epping
With our Diploma of Agriculture AHC50116 you will be at the forefront of specialist knowledge and skills that are in demand right across Australia. With increased concern about the welfare and husbandry of livestock, soil health, and sustainable farming and climate risk management, Agriculture is a dynamic industry that will provide a rewarding career.
Certificate III in Agriculture AHC30116
Agriculture and Conservation - Full Time - Yan Yean
Free Tafe Job Trainer Agriculture and Conservation - Full Time - Yan Yean
Our Certificate III in Agriculture AHC30116 can get you started in a rewarding career that can take you all over the country.
Certificate IV in Agriculture AHC40116
Agriculture and Conservation - Full Time - Yan Yean
Free Tafe Job Trainer VTAC Agriculture and Conservation - Full Time - Yan Yean
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Agriculture AHC40116 will build your leadership potential for a career on the land.
Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management AHC51120
Agriculture and Conservation - Full Time - Epping
VTAC Agriculture and Conservation - Full Time - Epping
Would you like to turn your commitment to the environment into a successful career? With our Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management AHC51120 you can help manage Australia’s natural resources in the long term. With the extensive field experience, knowledge and practical skills gained through this course, you will be trained to identify and respond proactively to the challenges of biodiversity loss, global warming and environmental damage.