Agricademy builds industry training for the primary sector

Focusing on new industry entrants we provide vocational training online or on farm.

Our strategy is to create a branded learning environment for each sector. Building a unique learning experience that provides the right level of training for each role within the sector. Agricademy is a new way to create better outcomes for employers and their employees.

Our development process focus’s on creating learning material that is easily understood and actioned by new entrants on job. Agricademy removes the barriers of cost and time for employers in successfully on boarding an employee who is new to the industry. Often new entrants are enrolled in industry qualifications by default as there is no other option. Agricademy provides the vocational training they need to be successful in the first years in industry preparing them for a successful future.

All our courses are built with learners in mind.

Our schools


Check out our first school for the wool harvesting industry, and see how we have built training into a key attraction and retention strategy.

Get Milking

Coming soon our first courses for new entrants to the dairy industry, Milk Making and Milk Harvesting.

Work with us to create your own school

We can help you create your own online school. Either with a course inside one of our existing sectors or in a new sector. There are a range of options and commercial models so contact us if you would like to know more.

Agricademy Founders

Alister Shennan

Alister, our Founder and Managing Director, launched Agricademy in 2018. in the previous ten years he held senior management roles with PrimaryITO and The West Australian TAB. Before that he owned and operated his own advertising agency in Wellington for 7 years selling to Ogilvy in 2007. Prior to that he had senior management roles in TV and radio in New Zealand. 

Dean Williamson

Dean founded GlobalHQ in 2018, the team behind the website, national titles Farmers Weekly and Dairy Farmer, video series On Farm Story, and the AgriHQ data and analysis business. An early career of Dean’s was primary school teaching, helping explain his obsession today for finding a way to create ‘an industry of knowledge sharing and a lifetime of learning’. His passion for education and career pathways has manifested itself in the weekly AginED school resource series and now Agricademy.

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