Vineyard Worker

Vineyard Workers perform routine tasks on vineyards, such as cultivating and fertilising soil, planting, training and pruning vines, and picking grapes.
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    Overview

    Vineyard Workers perform routine tasks on vineyards, such as cultivating and fertilising soil, planting, training and pruning vines, and picking grapes.

    Day-to-day

    • plants vines and other plants using hand tools and farm machines
    • builds trellises for climbing vines
    • operates farm machines to cultivate, fertilise, spray and harvest grapes
    • sprays vines and other plants with chemicals to control weed growth, insects, fungus growth and diseases
    • prunes vines
    • irrigates land for crop growth
    • selects and picks grapes according to size and ripeness, and discards rotting and over-ripened produce
    • grades, sorts, bunches and packs produce into containers
    • loads filled grape containers onto trucks.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Vineyard Worker

    • You can work as a Vineyard Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A diploma in viticulture or a certificate II or III in a related agriculture or horticulture field might be helpful.