This is a small industry and many jobs are in Agriculture. Many workers live in regional Australia and around half are Farmers and Farm Managers. Seasonal work is common, providing short-term opportunities for workers of all ages. Many skills are learned on-the-job and around half of workers do not have post-school qualifications. The number of workers with a university degree has been growing.

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Agricultural and Forestry Scientists

Agricultural and Forestry Scientists advise farmers, rural industries and government on aspects of farming, develop techniques for increasing productivity, and study and develop plans and policies for the management of forest areas.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,473 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Agricultural Technicians

Agricultural Technicians perform tests and experiments, and provide technical support to assist Agricultural Scientists in areas such as research, production, servicing and marketing.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Associate Degree or Diploma

Agricultural, Forestry & Horticultural Operators

Agricultural, Forestry and Horticultural Plant Operators operate agricultural, forestry and horticultural plant to clear and cultivate land, sow and harvest crops, and fell trees and move logs.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $975 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Animal Attendants and Trainers

Animal Attendants and Trainers train, feed, groom and care for animals.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $957 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Aquaculture Farmers

Aquaculture Farmers plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to breed and raise fish and other aquatic stock.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Aquaculture Workers

Aquaculture Workers perform routine tasks in breeding and raising fish and other aquatic stock.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Auctioneers, and Stock and Station Agents

Auctioneers, and Stock and Station Agents sell property at auction, and advise and represent farmers in business transactions such as buying and selling livestock, rural property, and goods and services.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth strong
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Crop Farm Workers

Crop Farm Workers perform routine tasks in producing crops such as fruit, nuts, grains, vegetables and mushrooms.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $777 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Crop Farmers

Crop Farmers plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to grow crops.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,101 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Deck and Fishing Hands

Deck and Fishing Hands maintain ships' equipment and structures, and catch fish, crustacea and molluscs.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Fencers

Fencers erect and repair fences and gates.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $910 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Forestry and Logging Workers

Forestry and Logging Workers perform routine tasks associated in cultivating and maintaining natural and plantation forests, and logging, felling and sawing trees. Tree Surgeons not included here, they are included under Gardeners.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Garden and Nursery Labourers

Garden and Nursery Labourers perform a variety of routine tasks in propagating, cultivating and maintaining plants in gardens and horticultural nurseries.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $864 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Livestock Farm Workers

Livestock Farm Workers perform routine tasks in livestock, egg and wool production.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $850 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Livestock Farmers

Livestock Farmers plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to breed and raise livestock.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $981 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Marine Transport Professionals

Marine Transport Professionals control and manage the operations of ships, boats and marine equipment.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Meat, Poultry and Seafood Process Workers

Meat, Poultry and Seafood Process Workers slaughter and eviscerate poultry, and process, grade and package meat, poultry, fish and shellfish.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $850 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Metal Casting, Forging & Finishing Trades

Metal Casting, Forging and Finishing Trades Workers fabricate mould patterns and form sand moulds and cores for the production of metal castings, heat and hammer metal into shape, and make, repair, coat and polish metal parts and articles.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Mixed Crop and Livestock Farm Workers

Mixed Crop and Livestock Farm Workers perform routine tasks in crop cultivation and animal production.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmers

Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmers plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to both grow crops and to breed and raise livestock.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Bachelor Degree or higher

Nurserypersons

Nurserypersons propagate and cultivate trees, shrubs, and ornamental and flowering plants in plant nurseries.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV

Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers

Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers includes a range of occupations such as Hunter-Trappers and Pest Controllers.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $940 Before Tax
  • Future Growth moderate
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Packers

Packers weigh, wrap, seal and label chocolate, fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood and other products.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $900 Before Tax
  • Future Growth stable
  • Skill Level High School or Certificate I

Product Quality Controllers

Product Quality Controllers examine manufactured products and primary produce to ensure conformity to specifications and standards of presentation and quality.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay $1,149 Before Tax
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate II or III

Shearers

Shearers remove wool and hair from sheep, goats, alpacas and other animals.

  • Avg. Weekly Pay Unavailable
  • Future Growth decline
  • Skill Level Certificate III or IV
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