There are three upcoming training opportunities for Tasmanian sheep and cattle producers to boost their business skills in the areas of enterprise cost of production, employee recruitment and management (creating employers of choice) and financial literacy and business management.
Cost of Production: 25 August, second session 3-4 weeks later, Longford
Over two sessions, learn how to calculate your cost of production (CoP), identify where it is useful and identify opportunities to improve efficiency and profitability. Presented by John Francis from Holmes Sackett, this course will help you to:
- Learn what CoP is and how it can be a useful indicator of possible opportunities to improve farm performance and profitability
- Learn how to calculate CoP using the MLA CoP calculators
- Learn what the CoP is for your own enterprises
- Learn how to identify opportunities for increasing profits
- Learn how to use the CoP calculator to plan for improvements
- Learn how to run CoP scenarios to quantify improvements
Creating employers of choice: 31 August, Campbell Town
This one day workshop, presented by Rural Directions and Stephen Creese, will provide participants with skills and knowledge to work towards being recognised as an employer or workplace of choice. Being an employer of choice is all about developing a sound recruitment and retention strategy with effective people management systems and processes. This workshop is suitable for business managers who employ family labour and non-family labour. In today’s competitive job climate, how do we retain the people in our business who are adding value to ensure the business and people in our team continue to thrive?
Business Edge: 4-5 October, Launceston
Business Edge is a two day training course in financial literacy and business management, specifically developed for sheep and beef cattle producers. The course has been developed by Phil Holmes, who has run a very successful version of the course in northern Australia over the last five years. Attendees at the first Tasmanian course in June 2016 all rated the course very highly in terms of helping them to better manage their business.