Key Performance Indicator
People and Leadership
Attracting capable people into careers in agriculture
Annual intakes of students into agriculture and agricultural science courses at Australian universities
Australian Council of Deans Agriculture annual survey
1,800 per annum
No survey statistics available for 2019-20
1,382 (including agriculture and related courses) in 2018
Data is only available for the 2018-19 period because it is still being collated for 2019-20. Intakes are new first year students.
Since 2016 there has been a steady increase in the number of undergraduates completing agriculture or agriculture-related courses but since that time it has levelled off.
Enrolments (which refers to all students in the courses from first to final year) has remained steady between 2016-2018, at more than 4,000 students.
Building the capability of future rural leaders
80% of our stakeholders feel their confidence as a leader has increased significantly or very significantly as a result of participation in an AgriFutures Australia People and Leadership program
Annual Stakeholder Survey
The feedback from stakeholders clearly suggests that the leadership programs has increased the confidence of participants as leaders.
Almost one in three reported the program “had very significantly” increased their confidence as a leader.
The results indicate a positive endorsement of the programs in instilling confidence into participants.
Grow the AgriFutures Ignite Network to 1,500 members with a minimum of 70% participating as “active members”.
The Ignite Network Facebook group continues to grow with 1,486 “active members” (70%) from a total of 2,122 members. Of the group’s members, 60.8% are female and 39.2% are male. Of the 2,122 members, 263 live in Sydney, 242 live in Melbourne and 176 live in Adelaide (representing the group’s top three cities). The majority of members are Australian, however there are overseas members representing New Zealand, India and the United Kingdom.
Deliver one major capacity building program for AgriFutures Ignite Networking members.
Not achieved due to COVID-19
25 candidates have been accepted into the 2020 Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Capacity Building Program. Due to the situation around COVID-19 and the social distancing protocols put in place, this was due to be held in May 2020. This event is now being held online in November 2020.
More than 80 AgriFutures Rural Women's Award Alumni participants are confirmed within the second year of the Alumni Program starting and establishing an AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Alumni Advisory Panel.
More than 140 members
Continued the promotion of the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Alumni Program which has more than 300 members; facilitated networking events and established the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Alumni Advisory Panel. The AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Advisory Panel (with five women) was announced on Tuesday, 11 September 2019 at the Alumni Lunch at Hotel Kurrajong, Canberra.
80% of AgriFutures Horizon Scholars secure employment in our rural industries or a related sector within six months of graduating.
Survey of participants
Supported Horizon Scholars through industry placements, conducted industry-building workshops and facilitated industry networking opportunities.