AGRITAS
Agritas
Agritas Trade College Pty Ltd is a new venture here in Smithton located in the heart
of dairy production for Tasmania that has been established by the community to
successfully prepare students for careers in agriculture.
This purpose built facility at 12 Nelson Street, Smithton will be a center of excellence
for agriculture and dairy. The vision is to provide students with a learning experience
to equip them with the skills and knowledge to build a successful career in the
agricultural sector. To complete the learning experience, local farms will provide
field days and workshops to add further context to our student’s experience.
Agriculture provides students with a wide range of career opportunities in this
multimillion dollar industry sector here in Tasmania. The Agritas mission is to add
significant value to the industry in terms of skills and knowledge that will allow people
to pursue an active career in the industry.
Agritas is governed by a Trust Board of Directors and holds charitable trust status
under a Trust Deed.
The future vision for Agritas shared by the board and the management team is one
of adding value to the agriculture and the wider industry sector here in Circular Head
and the wider community.
Agritas Foundation
The Agritas Foundation is the fundraising arm of Agritas Trade College.
It exists to support the vision and mission of the Agritas Board by working with partners
to accept, acknowledge, manage and allocate gifts.
The Agritas Foundation commences in June 2013 and is seeking Inaugural
Foundation partners, ready for the commencement of Agritas Trade College courses
in the coming Financial Year. The Agritas Foundation is seeking partnership funding
for a range of activities, including student scholarships, research, and facilities such
as business incubation and business opportunities that support Agritas.
The Agritas Foundation will become an incorporated association and will be governed
by a board of directors, separate to the Agritas Trade College Board. Agritas
Foundations members that take a Platinum or Gold Sponsorship package will be
entitled to become members of the Agritas Foundation and elect one of the Foundation
Board members.
Through partnerships, the Agritas Foundation hopes to provide opportunities to
benefit the community in the following ways:

Scholarships – to benefit those facing challenging circumstances, farm
apprentices, farm managers and research students
 Agricultural Service Business Incubation – to assist and enable new
agribusiness start-ups
 Research & Development
 Development and deployment of new and emerging Technologies
Our partnership opportunities are designed to provide for long term relationships and
we believe that in this way both our community and industry as well as our partner
businesses will benefit well into the future.
$100,000 and over, and $35,000 per year thereafter
Donor Benefits
1. Invitation to all Agritas Presentation Evenings, farm demonstrations,
and Social Functions;
2. Fully Paid Invitation to Annual Agritas Foundation Dinner;
3. Added to circulation register for all Agritas mail outs, including the
Agripost mailing list;
4. Naming rights sponsorship for Certificate 2 and 3 Traineeship
Scholarships (optional);
5. Perpetual Website recognition on the Agritas Foundation website;
6. Listing of Name on the Platinum Board located within the Agritas
Building Foyer;
7. Naming rights sponsorship for up to 5 Ambassadors or 4 Diploma or
Post Diploma students selected from one of the following categories
(Optional):
a. 5 Agritas Ambassadors who will be amongst the best of the
college cohort;
b. 4 Financial Assistance Scholarships for new entrants to Certificate
3 or Diploma level;
c. 4 Supported Farm Worker Scholarships for current farm workers
enrolling in Certificate 3 or Diploma;
d. 4 Farm Manager Scholarships for aspiring farm managers for
Certificate 3 or Diploma level;
e. 4 Post Diploma studies or Research Papers from identified
students of excellence.
8. Naming rights sponsors for specific projects identified around the
Agritas activities.
9. Highlighted on all Agritas and Agritas Foundation correspondence as
Platinum Sponsors of Agritas (see sample attached).
10. Life membership of the Agritas Foundation membership register, with
voting rights to participate in voting for one Agritas Foundation board
position, each year.
$50,000 and $25,000 per year thereafter
Donor Benefits
1. Invitation to Agritas Presentation Evenings, farm demonstrations, and
Social Functions;
2. Fully Paid Invitation to Annual Agritas Foundation Dinner;
3. Added to circulation register for all Agritas mail outs, including the
Agripost mailing list;
4. Naming rights sponsorship for Cert 2 and 3 Traineeship Scholarships
(optional);
5. Perpetual Website recognition on the Agritas Foundation website;
6. Listing of Name on the Gold Board located within the Agritas Building
Foyer;
7. Naming rights sponsorship for 4 Certificate 3 or Diploma Courses for 4
students selected from one of the following categories:
a. 4 Financial Assistance Scholarships for new entrants to Certificate
3 or Diploma level;
b. 4 Supported Farm Worker Scholarships for current farm workers
enrolling in Certificate 3 or Diploma;
c. 4 Farm Manager Scholarships for aspiring farm managers for
Certificate 3 or Diploma level.
8. Life membership of the Agritas Foundation membership register, with
voting rights to participate in voting for one Agritas Foundation board
position, each year.
$20,000 and $10,000 per year thereafter
Donor Benefits
1. Invitation to Agritas Presentation Evenings, farm demonstrations, and
Social Functions;
2. Fully Paid Invitation to Annual Agritas Foundation Dinner;
3. Added to circulation register for all Agritas mail outs, including the
Agripost mailing list;
4. Naming rights sponsorship for Cert 2 and 3 Traineeship Scholarships
(optional);
5. Perpetual Website recognition on the Agritas Foundation website;
6. Listing of Name on the Silver Board located within the Agritas Building
Foyer;
Contact Details
Mr. Paul Arnold
Emmett St
Smithton
TAS 7330
E [email protected]
P 0364 154 004
Mr. Don McLaren
12 Nelson St
Smithton
TAS 7330
E [email protected]
P 0364 154 100
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Foundation Proposal - agritas trade college