A dream of working in agriculture can become reality, through clear career pathways and transition programs from school/university to work.
Here are just some of the programs available:
A tertiary school curriculum module run by Dairy Australia which introduces students to working in the industry. It is delivered across the eight dairy regions to over 9,000 secondary school students each year to promote education and careers in the dairy industry.
Wool Works is a new shearing and wool handling program for secondary school students that has just been trialed by Regional Development Australia Northern Inland (RDANI).
This is Rural Skills Australia’s online service, providing training in certificate level qualifications in agriculture and related industries.
A training program in which participants complete the HSC while completing VET courses and working in paid employment.
This is based at the Kagan Institute in Bendigo, VIC. FAFCOE provide training in agri-business related applied sciences.
The Sweetest Job NT is a project to help local people gain work in the Northern Territory’s Mango Industry. Regional Development Australia Morton Bay’s project to train, qualify and place local candidates in Agribusiness careers.
Guidebooks are available for those who are exploring a career in the dairy industry, including case studies, career progression advice, and tips.
The RDA Riverina NSW’s initiative to encourage study and work in the region by providing career pathways, information and assistance to students and employees.
A networking opportunity for 18–35 year olds in agriculture, allowing for the sharing of ideas and opportunities.
Run by Cotton Australia, this program connects school-leavers with opportunities to work for a year on a cotton farm.