Several Months ago, Trevor Noble and his team relocated their GrowSmart operation to the Loxton Research Centre, one of the first Riverland Businesses to seize the opportunity to move to the Centre prior to its redevelopment as part of the SARMS program.

GrowSmart Training is an incorporated, not for profit organisation that has been providing quality training since 1997 in the Riverland region. Trevor and his team provide training from Certificate 2 to Diploma level in Horticulture, Production Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management. GrowSmart used to be known as the Riverland Horticultural Council Many of GrowSmart’s courses are subsidised by government so this makes the cost of building your skill-base more affordable. The organisation works closely with the Commonwealth Government’s ‘Skills for All’ funding. GrowSmart Training is a Skills for All training provider.

Visit for eligibility criteria Riverland Wine encourages all members to review their range of skills even if you think “I’m just a grower”. There is often a tendency for growers to under-value themselves Trevor said but “It’s amazing how many skills they all have. We can build their confidence by identifying these skills and showing them how easily they can transfer those skills to other industries or businesses especially those for whom maintaining a fruit growing enterprise is just too difficult”.

GrowSmart Training also delivers the following short courses:

  • Chemcert
    (2 day course ) and ChemCert Reaccreditation
    (1 day) – required for people wishing to purchase and handle S7 chemicals
  • Using and Maintaining Chain Saws (1 day course) – essential for anyone who uses chain saws
  • Operating Quad Bikes (1 day course) – essential for anyone who uses quad bikes
  • Vertebrate Pest Technician licence training
  • Staff leadership and Management (2 day course)

For more information including full details of fees and charges contact Trevor on 08 8584 5147 or 0448 328 227 or

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