Smedley graduates are in demand in the farming industry and beyond. Watch videos of our past cadets to find out how the range of skills learned at Smedley can be successfully applied across a wide range of future career paths.

Practical Farming

Smedley graduates are in demand in the farming industry for various reasons such as:

    • They know how to do most things associated with farming
    • They have developed a good work ethic.
    • They know how to get out of bed and get to work.
    • They are equipped for the job.
    • They have working dogs etc.

Smedley has a very good reputation in the farming industry.


Bursaries are for agricultural studies at either diploma or degree level, and ultimately they open career paths in practical farming as well as in the service industries.

A few examples are

    • consultancy,
    • rural finance,
    • stock and station firms,
    • meat companies.

Further Tertiary Education

Smedley encourages its graduates to partake in further education and to this end, supplies worthwhile bursaries to those who are capable, and choose to go on to university.

Past Cadet Testimonials

Stu Pearse

Carl Read-Jones

Entry Information

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