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

    You can work as an Other Farm, Forestry or Garden Worker without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Training is available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).

    Tasks

    • hunts, traps and shoots animals for food, pelts, research and for pest control registration or licensing may be required
    • applies pest or weed management techniques to kill and control pests or weeds in domestic, commercial and industrial areas, roadsides, and private and public lands registration or licensing may be required

    More about Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers

    All Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers

    All Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers

    • $1,086 Weekly Pay
    • Moderate Future Growth
    • Average unemployment Unemployment
    • 15,500 workers Employment Size
    • Entry level Skill level rating
    • 69% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 44 hours Average full-time
    • 44 years Average age
    • 11% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers (in their main job) grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow over the next 5 years:
    from 15,500 in 2018 to 16,500 by 2023.
    Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
    There are likely to be around 14,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 2,800 a year).

    • Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
    • Unemployment: Unemployment was average in 2018.
    • Location: Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers work in many parts of Australia. Queensland has a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in Administrative and Support Services; Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and Public Administration and Safety.
    • Earnings: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $1,086 per week (below the average of $1,460). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (69%, similar to the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 44 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 44 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 11% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

    Employment Outlook

    Number of Workers

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Jobs and Small Business trend data to May 2018 and Department of Jobs and Small Business projections to 2023.
    YearNumber of Workers
    200810100
    20098500
    20109800
    201112200
    201212500
    20139500
    201410000
    201510100
    201611400
    201711500
    201815500
    202316500

    Weekly Earnings

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)

    Source: Based on ABS Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours (cat. no. 6306.0), May 2018, Customised Report. Median weekly total cash earnings for full-time non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate. Earnings are before tax and include amounts salary sacrificed. Earnings can vary greatly depending on the skills and experience of the worker and the demands of the role. These figures should be used as a guide only, not to determine a wage rate.
    EarningsOther Farm, Forestry and Garden WorkersAll Jobs Average
    Full-Time Earnings10861460

    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Administrative and Support Services52.9
    Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing21.4
    Public Administration and Safety8.1
    Construction5.2
    Other Industries12.4

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateOther Farm, Forestry and Garden WorkersAll Jobs Average
    NSW35.931.6
    VIC14.225.6
    QLD26.220.0
    SA8.07.0
    WA11.610.8
    TAS1.62.0
    NT1.41.0
    ACT1.01.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketOther Farm, Forestry and Garden WorkersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-192.2-5.05.0
    20-249.3-9.39.3
    25-3418.6-22.922.9
    35-4421.6-22.022.0
    45-5425.3-21.621.6
    55-5911.0-9.09.0
    60-647.2-6.06.0
    65 and Over4.8-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationOther Farm, Forestry and Garden WorkersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate2.4-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree10.7-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma10.1-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV36.9-21.121.1
    Year 1215.2-18.118.1
    Year 116.2-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below18.5-12.512.5

    You can work as an Other Farm, Forestry or Garden Worker without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Training is available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).

    Registration with the relevant state or territory board may be needed to work as an Other Farm, Forestry or Garden Worker.

    Thinking about study or training?

    Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

    • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
    • You might be interested in VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

    Or check out related courses on Job Outlook.

    The course listings on this page are provided by Good Education Group.

    Employers look for Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers who are fit, reliable and can work independently when needed but also as part of a team.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Customer and personal service

      61% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    2. Chemistry

      44% Skill level

      Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

    3. Biology

      43% Skill level

      Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

    4. Public safety and security

      41% Skill level

      Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

    5. Sales and marketing

      40% Skill level

      Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

    Occupational Information Network
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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 37-2021.00 - Pest Control Workers.

    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.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

      99% Important

      Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

    2. Face-to-face discussions

      94% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    3. Outdoors, exposed to weather

      93% Important

      Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

    4. Telephone

      93% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

    5. Exposure to contaminants

      91% Important

      Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

    Occupational Information Network
    O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 37-2021.00 - Pest Control Workers.

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