Food and Fibre

Food and Fibre
What can I do?

Agricareers include: Farm Administration, Aquaculture fish farming, Agri commerce, Agronomy Scientist , Consultancy, Cotton Grain Livestock Beef, Dairy Goats Lamb /sheep /wool, Pork Poultry Egg Cropping, Agricultural Education/ Governess, Environmental science, Farm hand, Horticulture, Human resources, Feedlot, Live export, Breeding, Stock agent, Policy, Processing and packaging, Project management, Quality control, Food safety, Recruitment, Research, Sales , Scientist, Transport and logistics, Veterinarian science/ animal health, Viticulture, Production Nursery Retail Nursery, Landscaping, Parks and Gardens, Aboriculture, Research.

The top five employers in 2011 in our region were: ice-cream making , Bakery products , textile for floors poultry , and Beef .

Where can I get trained?

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At school with a vocational Education and Training (VET) program in

  1. Agriculture
  2. Horticulture
  3. Landscaping
  4. Conservation & Land management
  5. Aboriculture

“No matter what subjects you choose – there is a link to a career in food and fibre.” Victorian Farmers Federation, 2014.

At the Gordon TAFE, Marcus Oldham Agricultural college or a private higher education provider where you don’t need an ATAR, and courses take between six months and two years.

At university where you can choose an undergraduate degree in:
Information Technology (many 21st Century agribusinesses rely on IT ), Engineering, Communications, Law, Commerce, Marine Science/Aquaculture, Environmental Science, Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology, Agricultural Science, Genetics.

On the job with a school based or adult apprenticeship . Ask G Force or another local apprenticeship provider for details.

Where can I get experience?

At school through your year 10 work experience program. Contact GRVEC, your school careers advisor, or ask a local agribusiness for some voluntary work.
Keep an eye on the Volunteering Geelong website.

What do I need to be good at?

Food and Fibre industries require you to be

  • passionate and committed to your chosen industry
  • willing to learn
  • able to solve problems creatively
  • a good team worker
  • reliable
  • honest
  • punctual

How much do I get paid?

Weekly wages range from apprenticeship wages of around $450 per week, to professional and experienced wages of an average of $1,500 per week.

What can this job lead to?

Whether your career interest is IT, Finances, Education, Media, Science, Outdoors , International Business or living on the land, there is a job in food and fibre.

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