Value
$5,000
Eligibility

Available to applicants enrolled in Year 3 of the Agriculture Program or Year 2 of the Agribusiness Program.

Dates
Closing date 25th March 2019
Interview date 2nd April 2019
Supported by
Background

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) is a member-based organisation that promotes and celebrates agriculture through events which link industry with consumers. The RASV ultimately aims to improve the quality and increase demand for Victorian agriculture produce. The RASV has inspired excellence for more than 150 years.

Since the first ploughing match held by the Pastoral and Agricultural Society of Australia Felix in 1841, the Royal Melbourne Show has evolved into Victoria’s largest annual community event. Conducted by the RASV to promote and celebrate agriculture, the Royal Melbourne Show attracts 500,000 visitors on average each year to Melbourne Showgrounds. The RASV also conducts the Australian International Beer Awards, the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards and the Royal Melbourne Wine Show, Royal Melbourne Dairy Show along with a variety of other events that celebrate quality and provide a platform for industry benchmarking, promotion and education.

The RASV also manages Melbourne’s largest and most versatile indoor/outdoor exhibition and event venue, Melbourne Showgrounds, which offers an unrivalled 19 hectares of space and a variety of purpose-built facilities enabling flexibility for exhibitions, trade shows, film production, concerts and other events.

Requirements

The applicant must be a Victorian resident, Australian citizen and received a Credit grade or higher across 80% of units completed in the 1st year of study.

Question

With regard to one particular challenge facing Victorian agriculture, describe a leadership role you see for yourself in the future.