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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 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 39,400 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has fallen slightly.Little change 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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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.
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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.