Beyond the Fence Line – Health, wellbeing and safety of farming communities

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14/09/2017 - 15/09/2017

10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Event Notes

Agriculture Victoria, Department Health and Human Services (DHHS) are partnering with the National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH) to offer a new training program which will build the awareness, understanding and knowledge of department staff in relation to health, wellbeing and safety considerations for Victoria’s agricultural and farming communities.

The ‘Beyond the fence line: Health, wellbeing and safety of farming communities’ program’ has been developed for staff working across a broad range of fields including policy, research, extension and delivery of health and community services.

By partnering with DHHS and NCFH there is a unique opportunity for Agriculture Victoria staff to gain an insight into farmer wellbeing and safety from a different perspective and to develop new cross-sectoral networks.

Read more: NCFH Workshop Overview

Learning outcomes

The program aims to develop the capability of staff to better design, develop and deliver government policy and services to rural communities. At the end of the program participants will have an understanding of:

  • factors influencing and driving the health and safety outcomes of farmers and those living in the rural setting;
  • farm dangers and safety considerations in agricultural settings;
  • health and demographic issues faced by agricultural workers and those living on farms in the rural setting;
  • medical, health and wellbeing support currently available to agricultural workers and rural communities.

Download the Beyond the Fence Line flyer.


Day 1:  1000 – 1700

Day 2:  0900 – 1300

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