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Upskilling continues for Noongar Boodjar Rangers

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Aboriginal NRM

At the end of July, the Noongar Boodjar Ranger team continued their ongoing skills development with the commencement of chemical use training at Muresk Institute.

The team worked through two days of theory to broaden their experience and attain certification in Agricultural Chemical Skill Set. The course includes all aspects of chemical use including storage, transportation and application.

While some of the team are currently qualified, this was a great opportunity for Rangers to brush up on their skills and have more of the team develop a broad range of abilities in natural resource management.

For team coordinator, Jermaine Davis, this is a great chance to add another tool to the Rangers’ belt when it comes to NRM, “It’s great to redo the training for chemical handling. It’s important that we are up to date on the safety requirements. With all the team trained we can be confident in our ability to do the job right.”

The next step in the accreditation process is the practical training where they’ll learn to operate sprayers, wipers and their applications. The training will be rounded out with the course assessment (which – although necessary - isn’t nearly as much fun as the practical component!).

The Noongar Boodjar Rangers are a skilled workforce specialising in Wheatbelt natural resource management. Their ongoing activities include seed collection, site preparation and planting. They are available for a wide range of projects. Contact us to find out more and see if they can assist with your project.

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