Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Agriculture, forestry and fishing has the highest level of self employment in any industry, one in two workers. This means they either have their own business or are contractors. The industry has become more varied in terms of products and roles. Jobs in this industry can often mean working long hours and sometimes on the weekends.
Agriculture has always been one of Australia’s major industries, both domestically and exporting to other countries. Forestry workers grow, prune, take care of and harvest trees. Fishery officers monitor and study all aspects of the fishing industry and also enforce fishing laws. Fisheries officers usually work for local or state government.
mixed crop and livestock farmer
Would it suit me?
The industry could suit you if you:
Like working outdoors
Enjoy nature and the environment
Organized and have good planning skills
Like problem solving
Are independent and like to be your own boss
Like working with tools and machinery
How do I get into the industry?
Some of the most popular courses in this industry include:
Certificate III in Horticulture
Diploma of Landscape Design
Certificate III in Parks and Gardens
Certificate IV in Wool Classing
Diploma of Agriculture
Certificate III in Pet Grooming
Speak to your school to find out more.