About Us

About Us

The Primary Industries Training Advisory Council (PITAC) is a not for profit organisation funded by the NT Government Department of Business and Employment. It is managed by an elected management committee made of members who broadly represent the primary industry sectors in the NT.


PITAC acts as a liaison to the primary industries, training providers and territory and national government bodies, to provide leadership and advice on the education and training needs of the primary industries.



Training Information

PITAC assists employers, industry groups, registered training organisations and those seeking a career in primary industry by providing information about training, funding for training and career pathways.


We provide advice across the broad range of primary industry areas that operate within the Northern Territory including:


  •       Agriculture
  •       Horticulture
  •       Pastoral – Cattle
  •       Seafood
  •       Bakery and Butchery
  •       Forestry


PITAC provides information on the following training packages:


  •       AHC10 – Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management
  •       FPI11 – Forest and Forest Products
  •       FPP10 – Pulp and Paper Manufacturing
  •       TDM07 – Maritime
  •       FDF10 – Food Processing
  •       MTM11 – Australian Meat Industry
  •       ACM10 – Animal Care Management
  •       SFI11 – Seafood Industry



Industry Representation and Workforce Planning

PITAC consults with industry to provide feedback to government to develop workforce planning strategies. We also consult with industry to provide input to training package development thus ensuring training packages reflect current industry needs.