Winery Cellar Hands operate machines and perform routine tasks to make and bottle wine.

    You can work as a Winery Cellar Hand without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A course in wine industry operations might be helpful.

    Tasks

    • Weighs, measures, and processes ingredients.
    • Monitors product quality before packaging by inspecting, taking samples and adjusting treatment conditions when necessary.
    • Cleans equipment, pumps, hoses, storage tanks, vessels and floors, and maintains infestation control programs.
    • Moves products from production lines into storage and shipping areas.
    • Packages and bottles products.

    All Food and Drink Factory Workers

    • $1,208 Weekly Pay
    • Strong Future Growth
    • Average unemployment Unemployment

    Winery Cellar Hands

    • 1,800 workers Employment Size
    • Entry level Skill level rating
    • 83% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 41 hours Average full-time
    • 38 years Average age
    • 17% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Winery Cellar Hands (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
    from 1,800 in 2011 to 1,800 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Many Winery Cellar Hands work in South Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Manufacturing; Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; and Administrative and Support Services.
    • Full-time: Most work full-time (83%, much higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 41 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 38 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 17% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    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)
    Manufacturing88.2
    Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3.8
    Administrative and Support Services3.6
    Retail Trade1.2
    Other Industries3.2

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateWinery Cellar HandsAll Jobs Average
    NSW15.631.6
    VIC18.925.6
    QLD1.220.0
    SA57.47.0
    WA5.610.8
    TAS1.22.0
    NT0.01.0
    ACT0.01.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketWinery Cellar HandsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-194.2-5.05.0
    20-2411.9-9.39.3
    25-3424.8-22.922.9
    35-4423.3-22.022.0
    45-5417.8-21.621.6
    55-599.6-9.09.0
    60-645.9-6.06.0
    65 and Over2.5-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, 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 QualificationWinery Cellar HandsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate1.9-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree9.3-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma4.9-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV27.8-21.121.1
    Year 1225.0-18.118.1
    Year 1111.6-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below19.4-12.512.5

    You can work as a Winery Cellar Hand without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. A course in wine industry operations might be helpful.

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • forklift licence
    • manual drivers licence

    Thinking about study or training?

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

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    Employers look for Food and Drink Factory Workers who are reliable, hardworking and have good people skills.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Production and Processing

      59% Skill level

      Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

    2. Mechanical

      54% Skill level

      Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    3. Education and Training

      46% Skill level

      Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    4. Chemistry

      44% Skill level

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

    5. Mathematics

      42% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

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    Demands

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

    1. Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment

      98% Important

      How often do you wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?

    2. Exposed to Contaminants

      93% Important

      How often are you exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours?

    3. Face-to-Face Discussions

      91% Important

      How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

    4. Sounds, Loud or Uncomfortable

      87% Important

      How often are you there sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable?

    5. Freedom to Make Decisions

      85% Important

      How much freedom do you have to make decision on your own?

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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, 51-9012.00 - Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders.

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