Farming, Animals & Conservation

Industry Overview

If you’re interested in outdoor work such as cultivating land, growing plants, soil testing, diving for lobsters or raising stock - you may be interested in the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry.

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing includes a wide range of occupations, skills and activities. This industry has a massive undertaking supplying your local supermarket with numerous fresh meat, fruit and vegetables. There are lots of types of farming and specialty jobs – cane, cotton farming, beef and dairy, organic as well as all the supporting maintaining and selling farm machinery, just to name a few.

Sheep, Beef Cattle and Grain Farming is the largest employing area in this sector. Possible careers may include farm worker, general laborer, agricultural scientist or farm owner/operator (see list of occupations below).

Training & Qualifications

Training and study options for this industry can include Apprenticeships and Traineeships (including school based options), VET and University pathways.

The types of courses and qualifications you can use to make a career in this industry start with Certificate II and move into Diplomas and University study. Specific courses could include:

  • Farm Hand – entry level studies being with Certificate II in Agriculture
  • Aquaculture Worker - entry level studies being Certificate II in Aquaculture
  • Meat Inspector – Certificate IV in Meat Processing (Quality Assurance)
  • Agricultural Scientist - Bachelor of Agricultural Science


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Occupations In This Industry

Scholarships & Grad Programs

There are currently no scholarship and graduate programs available for this industry. But check the job stream below for job opportunities!

Job Stream

Featured Job
  • Junior Sales assistant

  • Andreasens Green Wholesale Nursery
  • Andreasens Green Wholesale Nursery is seeking a suitable qualified and experienced person to join the sales team Kemps Creek office in Sydney. Andreasens Green is one of the largest nurseries in NSW and supplies a large range of commercial, residential, and government projects. We have a long standing reputation in the Horticulture industry and value the positive work environment that exists in this company. The position involves primarily working with the estimator and sales team members on the following tasks: • Produce quotes and be involved in the tender process. • Providing specialist advice to clients. • Processing orders / invoices. • Quote logging and reporting process. • Sales and customer relations planning. • Sales and customer service operations. The ideal candidate shall: • Have a minimum Cert 3 in Horticulture (Nursery, Parks & Gardens, or Landscaping). • Have a minimum 3 years experience in the Horticulture industry. • Be willing to be trained and attend Horticultural training course • Be proficient in Microsoft office (Word and Excel). • Have good communication skills. • Be reliable, punctual and self-motivated. • Have a great attitude and strong work ethic. There is potential for future training and development once successful in this position. If you feel you meet these requirements would like to join our team please forward your resume and cover letter to Lachlan@andreasensgreen.com.au
    • Farming, Animals & ConservationOther Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers
    • Mon 2 Jul , 2018
    • Kemps Creek, New South Wales
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    • Thu 21 Jun , 2018
    • Kemps Creek, New South Wales
    • Mon 9 Jul , 2018
    • Kemps Creek, New South Wales
    • Thu 21 Jun , 2018
    • Margaret River, Western Australia