As the demand for high-quality Tasmanian produce continues, technology and innovation are driving the sector into adopting new practices from the office and the workshop to the field. A qualification in agriculture could set you on the way to a very rewarding career!
AgCard is a pre-induction tool developed by Primary Employers Tasmania. It is designed to: assist farm employers and employees identify and manage workplace health and safety risks provides essential awareness and understanding of WH&S procedures and human resources principles
For more information, including how you can complete this training for free, visit the Primary Employers Tasmania’s AgCard webpage.
TasTAFE can help you gain the skills you need to gain a nationally recognised skillset, qualification, or apprenticeship/traineeship.
If you have lost your job due to COVID-19 you may be eligible to access up to $3,000 through Rapid Response Skills Training Support funding for TasTAFE learning.
Lead and Coach Agri Workers
This course will give you the skills to lead and coach a team of agri-workers. You’ll learn how to match tasks to workers, coordinate and assign duties to get the job done. As part of SKILL UP, there are no fees for this course. More information is available on the TasTAFE website.
Agri skills Entry Program
This program provides job-ready skills sought after by employers. The program is a pathway into employment and potential transition into either a Certificate II traineeship or Certificate III apprenticeship. More information is available on the TasTAFE website.
Primary Industries, Horticulture & Environment
From short courses, certificates and diplomas, TasTAFE may have the option to help you find a career in the Primary Industries, Horticulture & Environment sector.
University of Tasmania
Associate Degree in Agribusiness
The Associate Degree in Agribusiness has been developed in consultation with industry experts and they are actively involved in its delivery. It has a practical focus and industry-based syllabus which will make you ‘workplace ready’ after two years full-time study.
Free training opportunities
Specialised ‘how to pick’ wine grapes training
Wine Tasmania, in partnership with TasTAFE and the Tasmanian Government, is offering free specialised ‘how to pick’ wine grapes training in March 2022.
The session will provide detailed and practical training at two vineyard locations at Marion's Vineyard in the North and Nocton Park Vineyard in the South.
Job Trainer Fund
The JobTrainer Fund is a joint initiative of the Australian and Tasmanian Governments and supports no-cost training (full qualifications and skillsets) for Tasmanian job seekers, school leavers, and young people aged 17-24.
Job Ready Fund
This fund will provide eligible Tasmanians with up to $500 to assist with costs associated with becoming job ready which will include White Card accreditation, Working with Vulnerable People registration and the purchase of protective clothing or tools. The program will be rolled out through the existing Skills Matching Service provider - Searson Buck Group Pty Ltd.
Grow your career in agriculture
Agriculture is an exciting and growing industry and the career opportunities are diverse. The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water, and Environment has developed videos showcasing six Tasmanian agribusiness case studies. These demonstrate the diversity of career pathways in Tasmanian agribusiness and raise the profile of the food and agriculture sectors.
AgCareers is an online job board for agricultural careers with a search function and the ability to register a candidate profile.
Job opportunities currently available through Dairy Australia. The relevant skills and experience are explained on their webpage. The Dairy Australia website also has information about what a career in dairy could look like for you.