Training and Development for the Herd Improvement Industry

Training courses are offered through the organisations below. The provider can be contacted directly for further information.


Registered Training Organisations (RTO/Tafe) Courses for Artificial Insemination and Industry Training

Contact Trainers Direct as per the details below

Tasmanian Training (TAS)

Phone: 03 6432 2233

Email: [email protected]


See the latest training offer from DairyTas by clicking the link here.

Other Tasmanian courses to be advised in October 2023.




Victorian Training (VIC)

Southern NSW (NSW)

Contact Megan Dodd: 0429 581 272

Email: [email protected]

AI courses are regularly run through GOTAFE covering Victoria and Southern NSW.

Practical Training Dates

16/8/2023 – 18/8/2023

30/8/2023 – 1/9/2023

18/10/2023, 25/10/2023-26/10/2023

8/11/2023 – 10/11/2023

Contact Megan Dodd for full details of courses.

AI Refreshers September 2023. Click here for details.



New South Wales (Northern NSW)

Queensland Training (QLD)

Victoria (VIC)

Contact Orion on 07 3392 7055

Email: [email protected]


Orion Training delivers courses in Artificial Insemination, Semen Collection and Semen Assessment. 

Orion courses are delivered with an on-farm model.

Do you have or know of a Farm that can host courses?

Orion has animal ethics approval to run courses at any farm in NSW, QLD and VIC and has the following options available for farms that host:


A course is booked to be delivered on your farm for you and/or your team and there is room to accommodate one (1) or more external students. For each external student we add to your course, Orion will pay you $150.00 per student.


You are willing to host regular courses at a time of year that suits your breeding practices.Orion will pay you $150.00 per student plus a $200.00 facility fee.

Students are supervised at all times and must follow strict Health and Safety procedures but we are also aware accidents can happen. Orion holds personal accident insurance covering all students who attend the course on your property.

Download further information here.

Course dates for October & November 2023:

Forbes (NSW): October 19th/20th/21st

Bega (NSW): October 27th/28th/29th

Bega (NSW): November 2nd/3rd/4th

Bega (NSW): November 6th/7th/8th

Cohuna (Victoria): November 20th/21st/22nd

Cohuna (Victoria): November 23rd/24th/25th

For details to express your interest please click here

For information on other courses Orion has to offer please click here



South Australian Training (SA)

Contact Pat Wake: 0419 860 891

Email: [email protected] 


AI Courses are running in South Australia.





NHIA Accreditation Program for Professional Inseminators

Details coming soon



Endorsed Private Industry Trainers:
Beef Breeding Services

- Queensland Training (QLD)

The course is held at the Beef Breeding Services collection centre north of Rockhampton at Etna Creek.

  • Schools held monthly at our Etna Creek Collection Centre ( 30 mins north of Rockhampton )
  • 2.5 day course with both theory and practical elements
  • Repro tracts for visual and practical assessment
  • Small class size (maximum 6 students)
  • 5 cows available per student for practical training
  • Schools advertised on their social media 


863 Etna Creek Rd, Etna Creek Qld (if using the GPS please continute to the past until you hit the dirt road and we are first driveway on your left).

Contact Les Kingston: 0498 684 158

Email: [email protected]  



- Western Australia

3 Day Training Courses

The Part A section of the course is designed to give learners a thorough grounding into the technical and

theoretical aspects of AI covering;

  • Bovine anatomy and reproductive physiology
  • Liquid Nitrogen and Semen handling
  • AI Technique
  • Common reproductive diseases
  • Heat detection and record-keeping
  • Genetic theory and bull selection
  • Nutrition and fertility

The Part B practical training

Download the brochure here.

Phone Farmwest: 08 9726 2626

Email: [email protected]



Livestock Improvement (LIC)

- Victoria (VIC) other states upon interest


NHIA Member, LIC is offering two types of courses:

- DIY AI Refresher or Introduction Courses                                   

Click here for more information

Certificate of attendance issued.


- DIY AI Certification (Location: New Zealand only).

Click here for more information.

Certificate of competence issued. NEW ZEALAND ONLY.


To find out further information:

Contact LIC Australia: 0429 900 612

Email: [email protected]


 Wellbred Genetics 

- Victoria (VIC)

NHIA member, Andrew Parkinson is offering one on one training.

To customise a training session:

Contact Andrew Parkinson: 0428 552 624

Email: [email protected]