National Centre for Dairy Education

About the National Centre for Dairy Education


The National Centre for Dairy Education (NCDE) is the dairy industry's own provider of education and training. Dairy provides countless education options and development opportunities for those interested in building a career in the dairy industry.

Education and training delivered by the NCDE responds to industry and student learning needs to bring dairy education and training under one umbrella.

The NCDE provides strong leadership in industry education and sets new levels of excellence in agricultural education and training to develop the capability of the Australian dairy industry. NCDE qualifications are recognised by the industry locally and nationally.


The NCDE also delivers short courses and customised programs for dairy farming organisations, individual farmers and people in the processing and dairy service industry.

Northern Victoria

The Victorian NCDE alliance partner is Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE (GOTAFE).

Please click here for NCDE GOTAFE Courses and Short Courses held in the Murray Dairy region.

GOTAFE is the trading name of Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE (RTO 3094).

Southern New South Wales

The Southern New South Wales NCDE alliance partner is Riverina Institute of TAFE.

Please click here for Riverina Institute of TAFE Courses and Short Courses held in the Murray Dairy region.

What can I do?
From farmers, veterinarians, agronomists or cheese makers, the dairy industry provides many different career pathways. Download the dairy careers brochure here to learn more.  

What can I study?
There are a range of formal training and education choices available for those wanting to work in the dairy industry. The latest course guide will provide further information. If you’d like to receive a copysend an email request with your name and address details.  

Where can I do it?
The NCDE operates through a group of Registered Training Organisations across Australia. Training organisations and where they are located can be found here. 

For more information on the National Centre for Dairy education please visit www.ncdea.edu.au or call 1300 0 62332 (1300 0 NCDEA)