Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing

Producing food and raw materials from our natural resources

Overview

Businesses in the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Industry use our natural resources (land and water) to produce food, raw materials and goods for sale in Australia and overseas. Sustainable management of our natural resources is a key responsibility.

Agricultural jobs involve the production of crops and the farming of animals. Forestry jobs include growing, maintaining and harvesting forests, as well as gathering forest products (such as timber). Fishing activities include breeding and farming of fish, molluscs and crustaceans.

Industry Considerations
  • Skills are usually learned on-the-job.
  • Seasonal work is common, providing short-term opportunities for workers of all ages.
  • Living in regional Australia is a common requirement. Some roles are located on the coast.

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Dealbreakers

Goat Farmer
Goat Farmer

Goat Farmers breed and raise goats for fibre, milk, meat and breeding stock.

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Stable

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Hunter-Trapper
Hunter-Trapper

Hunter-Trappers hunt, trap and shoot animals for food, pelts, research, and pest control.

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Stable

Crop Farmer
Crop Farmer

Crop Farmers plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to grow crops.

Estimated pay
$1,788/week
Future demand
Stable

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator
Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator

Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operators operate agricultural and horticultural plants to clear and cultivate…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Stable

Horse Breeder
Horse Breeder

Horse Breeders breed and raise horse for competition, dressage, eventing, showjumping, riding for pleasure, and working.

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Stable

Farm, Forestry and Garden Worker (not covered elsewhere)
Farm, Forestry and Garden Worker (not covered elsewhere)

Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers includes jobs like Bush Regenerator, Indoor Plant Technician, Irrigationist, Kelp or…

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Stable

Cotton Grower
Cotton Grower

Plant, cultivate and harvest cotton crops.

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Stable

Logging Plant Operator
Logging Plant Operator

Logging Plant Operators operate plants to fell trees and drag, transport and load logs onto trucks.

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Stable

Mixed Livestock Farmer
Mixed Livestock Farmer

Mixed Livestock Farmers breed and raise a variety of livestock.

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Stable

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Shearer
Shearer

Shearers remove wool and hair from sheep, goats, alpacas and other animals.

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Stable

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Product Quality Controller
Product Quality Controller

Product Quality Controllers examine manufactured products and primary produce to ensure conformity to specifications and…

Estimated pay
$1,314/week
Future demand
Stable

Apprenticeship pathway may be available

Deck and Fishing Hand
Deck and Fishing Hand

Deck and Fishing Hands maintain ships' equipment and structures, and catch fish, crustacea and molluscs.

Estimated pay
$0/week
Future demand
Stable