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Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmers plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to both grow crops and to breed and raise livestock.
Specialisations: Cattle and Wheat Farmer, Sheep and Wheat Farmer
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a large occupation employing 25,800 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has fallen.A fall in the number of jobs is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create up to 5,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
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Workers normally have at least 5 years of relevant experience (that's a skill level equal to a Bachelor Degree or higher). Many workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmers who can communicate and connect well with others and who are reliable.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.
Planning and coordination of people and resources.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.
Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
Deciding on goals and the figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.
Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.