Grow your future in modern agriculture
With increased use of technology and automation, career pathways in agriculture are evolving and new job opportunities are being created.
Many roles have a stronger focus on data, innovation, and sustainability.
The role of a tractor driver has evolved with the installation of GPS devices. Operators can now deliver data on production output at a very detailed level.
Scientists in agriculture can study crop health and yield forecasting. They may work with data analysts, who can use data collected to make business forecasting and commercial decisions, as well as provide advice on future activities.
In other roles, accounting or economics qualifications are needed to calculate the costs and benefits of farming decisions.
Additional exciting areas of opportunity include:
- artificial intelligence
- drone operation and mapping
- sustainable horticulture
- livestock management
- regenerative farming
Careers in modern agriculture offer a lifetime of rewarding work in an industry that is focused on innovative technologies, sustainability and food security.
Whether you want to work outdoors, indoors or both, the opportunities are endless.
Education and training
A Certificate III Agriculture will enable you to focus on livestock production or cropping, while a Certificate III in Aquaculture will see you handling aquatic stock and maintaining environmental conditions in the seafood industry.
If you’re interested in business or data analysis, you could study a Diploma of Accounting.
These qualifications are just a glimpse of what you can do. To explore more career pathways, including apprenticeships and traineeships, visit My Skills(External website, Opens in new window).
For more information on the agriculture industry, visit the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries(External website, Opens in new window) website.
Want to speak to someone about your options?
If you are aged 15 to 24 years old, you can access a free personalised career guidance session with a qualified career practitioner.
- Call 1800 CAREER (1800 227 337) or SMS SLIS2022 to 0429 009 435 to book your free 45-minute session.
- Visit the School Leavers Support page for more information.