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Guide to Tocal

Students

The student area was built in two stages from 1965. Students have lived on campus since courses started and the area is capable of housing 90 students in single room accommodation.

The students are involved in classes most days. The College has adopted a problem-based learning curriculum where students become directly involved in their learning rather than sitting passively in lectures. Students work on case studies that are based on regular problems that farmers face. The students are also rostered to work on the beef and dairy sections as part of their assessment and are able to gain credit for community service to the College and other organisations.

Outside of scheduled hours and when they are not rostered to work, the students are free to entertain themselves. They tend to spend this time around the student area and often crack whips, listen to music, play pool, and use the swimming pool in summer.

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