Where we invest
Our investments in on-farm and off-farm R&D and marketing initiatives.
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The Australian Wool Education Trust supports significant wool education initiatives in Australia, particularly in wool and wool textile science and technology.
The Trust was established after the 1996 closure of Australia's only tertiary education department dedicated to wool and textile science and technology at the University of New South Wales.
The Australian Wool Testing Authority (AWTA) established the AWTA Ltd Wool Education Trust with an initial grant of three million dollars in 1996. In 2004, AWI invested four million dollars from the sale of the CSIRO Prospect property and the Trust was renamed the Australian Wool Education Trust.
The Trust generates up to half a million dollars each year to support education in the wool industry.
Eight Trustees - three appointed by AWTA Ltd, three appointed by AWI, and two by the Federation of Australian Wool Organisations (FAWO) - make decisions based on:
Initiatives supported by the Trust include:
Australian Wool Education Trust - to discuss your project, contact the Trust Secretary, Mr Peter Sommerville, via:
Woolwise website - an on-line resource for educators, researchers, consultants, students and other stakeholders in the wool industry.