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.

Where can I get trained?

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 your school careers advisor, or ask a local agribusiness for some voluntary work.
Keep an eye on the Volunteering Geelong website.

Where are the jobs Food and Fibre?

For jobs right around Australia, check out www.uworkin.com
For jobs in Geelong see our live job feed on www.geelongcareers.org.au

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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