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A greener future – Encouraging and enabling careers in agribusiness

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:

Cows Create Careers

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 Shearing School

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).

Rural Skills Online Prime

This is Rural Skills Australia’s online service, providing training in certificate level qualifications in agriculture and related industries.

AgriBusiness Careers and Professions

A training program in which participants complete the HSC while completing VET courses and working in paid employment.

Food and Fibre Centre of Excellence

This is based at the Kagan Institute in Bendigo, VIC. FAFCOE provide training in agri-business related applied sciences.

The Sweetest Job

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.

Stepping Stones

Guidebooks are available  for those who are exploring a career in the dairy industry, including case studies, career progression advice, and tips.

Grow Our Own

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.

Graingrowers’ Innovation Generation

A networking opportunity for 18–35 year olds in agriculture, allowing for the sharing of ideas and opportunities.

Cotton Gap

Run by Cotton Australia, this program connects school-leavers with opportunities to work for a year on a cotton farm.

Click here for more information on grassroots initiatives to build and retain Australia’s domestic farm workforce. [link to OG AusFarmers article]

Emily Simpson

Emily Simpson

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