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Crop Farmers plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to grow crops.
Manages planting, cultivating and harvesting activities to grow flowering and foliage plants.
Specialisations: Market Gardener (Flowers)
Grows fruit and nuts.
Specialisations: Market Gardener (Fruit), Olive Grower, Orchardist
Grows grain, oilseed, protein and pasture crops.
Specialisations: Lucerne Farmer, Soybean Grower, Wheat Farmer
Grows table or wine grapes.
Grows a variety of crops.
Grows sugar cane.
Manages farming, greenhouse and market garden operations to grow vegetables.
Specialisations: Market Gardener (Vegetables)
Includes Coffee Grower, Ginger Farmer, Hop Farmer, Mushroom Farmer, Tea Tree Farmer, Tree 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 Jobs and Small Business 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 41,000 workers. The number of workers has fallen over the past 5 years. Over the next 5 years (to May 2022) the number of workers is expected to stay about the same at 41,600. Around 1,000 job openings are likely over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created (a small number for an occupation of this size).
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At least 5 years of relevant experience is usually needed to work in this job (that's a skill level equal to a Bachelor Degree or higher). Around one in four workers have Year 12 as their highest level of education.
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 Crop 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.
Skills can be improved through training or experience. The skills workers rate as most important are shown below.
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.
Talking to others.
Changing what is done based on other people's actions.
Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.
The physical and social abilities workers rate as the most important are shown below.
Use rules to solve problems.
Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.
Make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information.
Listen to and understand what people say.
Communicate by speaking.
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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.
The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.
How much freedom do you have to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals?
How often do you work outdoors, exposed to the weather?
How often do you talk with people face-to-face?
How much freedom do you have to make decision on your own?
How often do you work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car)?
Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.
Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.
Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.
Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.
Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.
Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants, animals, and materials like wood, tools, and machinery.
Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.
Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.
Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.