Careers in the Primary Industry
Great Jobs, Terrific Lifestyle, Exciting Careers, Travel
The Primary Industries offer young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to become skilled in a wide range of jobs. There are jobs to suit everyone’s taste, with opportunities in both regional and urban areas. The industry today is fast paced, modern and provides for an exciting workplace. Cutting edge, scientific and technological advancements have led to successes on the international stage. The industry is responsible for putting food on our tables and clothes on our backs; it provides profitable and challenging careers, and a lifestyle second to none. There are job opportunities for everyone in the Primary Industries - in the office or the laboratory, outdoors in the forest or the paddock and even on the sea there is something for you! From Microbiologist to Administrator, from Deck Hand to Jackaroo, from Veterinary Nurse to Conservationist, the range of jobs is almost endless. Sectors of the Primary Industries in Western Australia are currently facing a major skills shortage. The industries need young and enthusiastic people, capable of playing an important role in developing Australia’s future. This Guide is designed to provide helpful information on training and employment opportunities to anyone with an interest in agriculture, horticulture, animal care, conservation and land management, forestry and the seafood industry. The booklet aims to cover essential areas such as tips on looking for employment in the industry, training pathways, university options, as well as useful contacts and websites. We hope that we are able to provide you with some helpful information to make your decision to enter the industry an easy one. Congratulations on taking the first step and we hope you enjoy a successful future working in one of the many diverse and exciting sectors that the Primary Industries in WA have to offer.

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Contents Order and Feedback Form Animal Care Amenity Horticulture Irrigation Aquaculture Conservation and Land Management Dairy Industry Farming Rural Employment Agencies Pork Industry Poultry Industry Production Horticulture Rural Merchandising Seafood Industry Shearing Industry Station (Pastoral Industry) Careers Forest and Timber Products Veterinary Nursing Wine & Grape Growing (Viticulture) Australian Apprenticeships (Traineeships) Registered Training Providers Colleges of Agriculture in WA Universities Structured Workplace Learning (School Based Training) TAFE and Group Training Companies Additional Industry Employment Websites Career Information Websites Government Financial Assistance Wages Information Industry Pathways Seasonal Employment Chart Superannuation Page 1 Page 4 Page 8 Page 12 Page 15 Page 18 Page 22 Page 26 Pages 30-31 Page 32 Page 36 Page 40 Page 43 Page 47 Page 50 Page 53 Page 57 Page 61 Page 65 Page 69 Page 73 Page 76 Page 78 Page 81 Page 81 Page 82 Page 84 Page 87 Page 87 Pages 88-93 Page 94 Back cover For further information. 3 . visit the Rural Skills Australia website at www.com.wapitc.au or the Western Australian Primary Industries Training Council website at www.org.ruralskills.

g. If you enjoy working with larger animals. Many potential animal care employees enter the industry by gaining hands-on work experience.g.wa.g.gov. 3. providing information and advice to the public about products and services. kennels. associated occupations. grooming and hygiene maintenance of animals and. 2.g.au/apprenticentre and click on the Job Board link for information about employment opportunities in the industry. zoos and wildlife parks). in local government).  .det. Captive Animals (e. Animal Control and Regulation (e. it could be advantageous to have completed the Certificate II in Animal Studies. Should you wish to study Veterinary Nursing. Visit the Australian JobSearch website at www. The websites listed on Page 8 will provide you with information on rural careers involving animal care. possibly. How to Enter the Animal Care Industry 1.Animal Care If you enjoy working with animals.edu. Animal Care jobs are highly competitive and there are usually a large number of applicants for job vacancies. have a look at other. Check out the Department of Education and Training website at www. Look up the employment and/or the training and education sections of your local newspaper or visit the newspaper’s website. breeding and laboratories) and Veterinary Nursing (see Page 6) Employment may involve a wide range of duties including the feeding.au for career information and current employment opportunities.jobsearch. Companion Animals (e. Animal Technology (e. Check out the Australian Apprenticeships Centre website at 4. including. as this is included in the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. There are several well defined sectors in the industry. you will love a career in Animal Care. catteries and pet shops).

gov. Education & Training Australian Apprenticeships (Traineeships and Apprenticeships) Traineeships The Department of Education and Training has a list of all the traineeships available in Animal Care. etc. delivers Animal Care training and often advertises job vacancies on it’s website at www.wa. You will find full details on their website at www. 7. 5 . 5. Click on the Primary tab in the Traineeship Opportunities section of the website. Animal Boarding Kennels.edu. Animal Welfare Organisations and Pet Shops. You will also find details of the location and contact details of your nearest Apprenticeship Centre. Look up likely employers in the Yellow Pages and approach these businesses with your resume. such as the Job Network.appvoc. Applied Vocational Training. a Registered Training Organisation.australianapprenticeships.au for information about apprenticeships as well as contact details of other agencies. Consider the following entry-level training options. look up the employer listings under Local Government.det. Talk to people currently employed or associated with the industry. 6. This is particularly relevant in this industry as many fulltime positions are taken by part-time or work experience employees. 8.com.au/apprenticentre. See Page 69 for more general information on traineeships. A traineeship involves employment in the industry as well as training through a Registered Training Organisation that delivers traineeships. that can assist you in finding employment. For example.www.

ntis. check out the Animal Care and Management Pathways guide on Page 86 of this booklet. See their website at www. You can also visit the National Training Information Service (NTIS) website www. the better your chances will be of gaining employment.au for course and other information.com. Have a look at the section on the WA Colleges of Agriculture 6 . or 800 999 67 for country callers.wa.getactiv8ed. delivers Animal Care training. Also. You do not need to be employed in the industry to complete a course of study. You may be eligible for Youth Allowance payments while you study. a Registered Training Organisation. Visit the www. most TAFE colleges have information officers who can provide you with course information. although the course may involve work experience.net website for further information or talk to the VET Co-ordinator at your school.gov.tafe.au for a list of all training organisations and courses. Agricultural Colleges Agricultural Colleges offer education and training opportunities for secondary students seeking careers in agriculture and related rural industries. The more industry experience you have.TAFE & Private Training Providers Another option in gaining a qualification in Animal Care is to study with a Private Training Provider or TAFE college. School The Certificate II in Animal Studies is an approved School Based Traineeship.appvoc. You can confirm this by contacting your local Centrelink office. Another option is to ring the TAFEWA Career Development Centre on (08) 922 6500. You may start your training in animal studies as a VET in Schools student under Structured Workplace Learning (see Page 8). For details of the areas of study and the level of qualifications available in this sector of industry. Check out the TAFEWA Full-time Studies Guide (available at newsagents) or visit the TAFEWA website at www.edu. Applied Vocational Training.

All offer full-time courses leading to the Certificate of Secondary Education and nationally recognised vocational certificates in agriculture. Tertiary Building on their industry experience with a university degree has proven a successful career pathway for many people. For further information on courses related to this area of study. Private Veterinary Practices. horticulture and related areas. and many more. Veterinary Research. Veterinary or associated industries by gaining a tertiary qualification. Quarantine Services. Opportunities exist to enhance employment and career prospects in Animal Care. 7 . Careers include Laboratory Technician. Disease Control Units. Many others enter tertiary studies straight from school or from other careers. later in life. it is suggested you visit the university websites listed on Page 78. This training may be beneficial for students wishing to enter into further training in Animal Care occupations.and the Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon (see Page 77).

gov. and applying treatments to enhance plant growth and control pests. Horticultural tradespersons may specialise in Arboriculture.wa. check out the 8 4. work in the industry as an apprentice or trainee. 6. Gardening.au for information about apprenticeships and contact details of other agencies. You can choose to work in the industry full-time. Landscaping and Turf Management are two sectors of the industry experiencing strong growth. Floriculture. 5. that can assist you in finding employment. Landscaping. For example. or look for casual or seasonal employment. Talk to people currently employed or associated with the industry.gov. constructing horticulture features. 2. How to Enter Amenity Horticulture 1. You will also find contact details of your nearest Apprenticeship Centre.au for career information and current employment opportunities.det. .au/apprenticentre and click on the Job Board link for information about possible employment opportunities in the industry. Look up likely employers in the Yellow Pages and approach the relevant businesses with your resume.jobsearch. Look up the employment and/or the training and education sections of your local newspaper or visit the newspaper’s website. Check out the Department of Education and Training website at www. Visit the Australian JobSearch website at www.edu. or as a Nursery Worker.australianapprenticeships. 3. complete some accredited training. Check out the Australian Apprenticeships Centre website at www. You may also further your studies at TAFE or university. Turf Management. such as the Job Network.Amenity Horticulture A career in Amenity Horticulture involves maintaining plants and planted areas. partly as a consequence of increased residential and commercial construction.

7.employer listings under Local Government. Consider the following entry level training options Education & Training Australian Apprenticeships (Traineeships and Apprenticeships) The following traineeships and apprenticeships are available: Qualification Arboriculture (level 2) Arboriculture (level 3) Arboriculture (level ) Floriculture (level 2) Floriculture (level 3) Floriculture (level ) Landscape (level 2) Landscape (level 3) Landscape (level ) Horticulture (level 2) Horticulture (level 3) Horticulture (level ) Parks & Gardens (level 2) Parks & Gardens (level 3) Parks & Gardens (level ) Retail Nursery (level 2) Retail Nursery (level ) Turf (level 2) Turf (level 3) Turf (level ) Wholesale Nursery (level 2) Wholesale Nursery (level ) 9                Traineeship         Apprenticeship . Garden Centres and Landscapers.

Traineeships
You can complete a traineeship in the occupations listed in the table on the previous page. A traineeship involves employment in the industry as well as training through a Registered Training Organisation which may be a TAFE college or a Private Training Provider. See Page 73 for a list of training providers. For details of how to sign up as a trainee in Amenity Horticulture see Page 69.

Apprenticeships
You can complete an apprenticeship in Nursery, Landscape Gardening, Turf Management and Gardening. An Apprenticeship involves fulltime employment as well as training through a Registered Training Organisation. The main difference between a traineeship and an apprenticeship is that an apprenticeship takes longer to complete and, on completion, you are awarded with a trade qualification. For information on Apprenticeships see Page 69.

TAFE or Private Training Providers
Another option in gaining a qualification in Amenity Horticulture is to study with a Private Training Provider or TAFE college. You do not need to be employed in the industry to complete a course of study, although the course may involve work experience. For details of the areas of study and the level of qualifications available in this sector of industry, check out the Amenity Horticulture Pathways guide on Page 88 of this booklet. You may be eligible for Youth Allowance Payments while you study. Contact your local Centrelink office for advice on this matter. Check out the TAFEWA Full-time Studies Guide (available from newsagents) for information about full-time courses, or go online at www.tafe.wa.edu.au. Information about part-time courses and contact details of college information officers is available on the same website. Another option is to ring the TAFEWA Career Development Centre on (08) 922 6500, or 800 999 67 for country callers. You can also visit the National Training Information Service (NTIS) website www.ntis. gov.au for a list of all training organisations and courses. 

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School
You may start your training in the Horticulture Industry whilst still at school, as a School Based Trainee (see Page 7) or as a VET student. Some secondary schools offer special vocational (VET) courses where you can obtain a Certificate 1 in Horticulture or units of competency towards a Certificate 1 or II. For more information talk to the VET Co-ordinator at your school, visit the www.getactiv8ed.net website or contact the Department of Education and Training. It is also useful to undertake some Structured Workplace Learning in the industry (see Page 8). The more industry experience you have, the better your chances of gaining employment.

Agricultural Colleges
Agricultural Colleges offer education and training opportunities for secondary students seeking careers in agriculture and related rural industries. Have a look at the section on the WA Colleges of Agriculture and the Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon (see Page 77). All offer full-time courses leading to the Certificate of Secondary Education and nationally recognised vocational certificates in agriculture, horticulture and related areas.

Tertiary
Building on their industry experience with a university degree has proven a successful career pathway for many people. Many others enter tertiary studies straight from school or from other careers, later in life. Opportunities exist to enhance employment and career prospects in amenity horticulture or associated industries by gaining a university qualification. For further information on courses related to this area of study, it is suggested you visit the university websites listed on Page 78. 

Irrigation
There is a wide range of interesting and varied career opportunities available in the Irrigation Industry. After a period of training and work experience you may pursue a career as irrigation contractor, installer, designer, manufacturer, consultant or retailer. The Irrigation Industry is involved with the artificial application of water to the land for the purpose of sustaining plant and animal life whether that be in a city or rural environment. One of the major environmental concerns in Australia, the driest inhabited continent in the world, is the scarcity of water. The Irrigation Industry plays an important role in the design, application and maintenance of sound water use systems and practices to help accommodate this problem. Personnel working in the industry are required to have a sound knowledge of sustainable irrigation practices, have the necessary skill to inform and advise the community about system design, the availability and appropriate use of the different forms of irrigation equipment and be able to apply this knowledge in a practical sense in the workplace. A career in the Irrigation Industry offers the opportunity for a challenging and interesting lifestyle that can provide employment opportunities in urban, regional and remote regions of Western Australia.

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Look up the Yellow Pages and approach the relevant businesses with your resume. Talk to people currently employed or associated with the industry. Have a look at www.jobsearch.gov.au where you will find employment opportunities as well as information about traineeships. The Job Network can help you find employment. Your local office can be accessed through this site. Look in the employment section of the “West Australian” or any other local newspaper and/or visit the newspaper’s website. Check out the Irrigation Association website at www.irrigation.org.au for more information about the industry. Consider the following entry level training options. 2

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Details of part time courses and the contact details of college information officers are available on this website. 3 .gov. There are currently three traineeships in Irrigation available in WA.au. You may be eligible for Youth Allowance Payments from Centrelink.gov. You do not need to be employed in the industry to complete a course of study. These qualifications are all nationally recognized.ntis. 3 and  in Irrigation.wa. For details and how to sign up as a trainee in the Irrigation Industry see Page 67. although the course may involve work experience. Check out the TAFEWA Full-time Studies Guide (available from newsagents) to find out more about full time courses. See Page 7 for a list of training providers. Traineeships are designed to be prominently on the job training. A traineeship involves employment in the industry as well as training through a Registered Training Organization that delivers traineeships.australianapprenticeships. This may be a TAFE or possibly a Private Training Provider. You employer may look at receiving Commonwealth Government Incentives and Payroll Tax Exemptions for taking you on – for more information contact your local Australian Apprenticentre Centre on 3 38 73 or visit http://www. You can also visit the National Training Information Service (NTIS) website www.edu. or visit the TAFEWA website at www. Each traineeship has a nominal training term of 2 months for full time and 8 months for part time. Cert 2.au TAFE or Private Training Provider Another option in gaining a qualification in the Irrigation Industry is to study with a TAFE college.au for a list of all training organisations and courses. Another option is to ring the TAFEWA Career Development Centre on (08) 922 6500 or 800 999 67 (for country callers). You will be paid by an employer while training on the job.tafe.Education & Training Australian Apprenticeships (Traineeships and Apprenticeships) Traineeships You can complete a traineeship in Irrigation.

 . Agricultural Colleges Agricultural Colleges offer education and training opportunities for secondary students seeking careers in agriculture and related rural industries. Tertiary Building on their industry experience with a university degree has proven a successful career pathway for many people. It is also useful to undertake some Structured Workplace Learning in the industry (see Page 79).School You may start your training in the Irrigation Industry whilst still at school as a School Based Trainee (see Page 69). For further information about courses related to this area of study it is suggested you visit the university websites listed on Page 76. Some secondary schools offer special vocational (VET) courses where you can obtain units of competency towards a Certificate 1 or II level course. Opportunities exist to enhance employment and career prospects in the Irrigation or associated industries by gaining a university qualification. All offer full-time courses leading to the Certificate of Secondary Education and nationally recognised vocational certificates in agriculture. horticulture and related areas. For more information contact the Department of Education and Training or your School VET Coordinator. Have a look at the section on the WA Colleges of Agriculture and the Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon (see Page 7). The more industry experience you have the better your chance may be of gaining employment. Some enter tertiary studies directly from school while others identify and pursue a different career later in life.

2.Aquaculture Aquaculture is the term used for the farming and husbandry of aquatic plants and animals for commercial. They are also responsible for the day to day administration of the business. Aquaculture farmers are involved in all aspects of the planning. design and operation of hatcheries. including product marketing. Consider the entry level training options on the following page. Job opportunities are also very limited in this new and emerging industry. interstate. Look in the employment section of the “West Australian” or any other local newspaper and/or visit the newspaper’s website.jobsearch. Your local office can be accessed through this site. recreational and scientific purposes. How to Enter the Aquaculture Industry. Aquaculture Technicians usually work under the supervision of a qualified Aquaculture Farmer. Technicians undertake the many tasks and processes involved in the cultivation of freshwater and marine life and the care of their environment. staff management and the control of the business finances. Opportunities for employment may exist in regional areas of WA. Talk to people currently employed or associated with the industry. where the breeding takes place.au where you will find employment opportunities as well as information about traineeships. and an increasing number of positions in overseas locations such as Asia. 5.gov. 4. 1. Entry to the Certificate and Diploma qualifications in Aquaculture is highly competitive with limited places offered each year. The Job Network can help you find employment. grow-out ponds and floating fish cages. Look up the Yellow Pages and approach the relevant businesses with your resume. 5 . 3. Have a look at www.

au for a list of all training organisations and courses.ntis.Education & Training Australian Apprenticeships (Traineeships and Apprenticeships) Traineeships You can complete a traineeship in Aquaculture. or 800 999 67 for country callers or visit the National Training Information Service (NTIS) website at www. Check out the TAFEWA Full-time Studies Guide (available from newsagents) to find out about full-time courses. For more information about traineeships and details of how to sign up as a trainee in aquaculture see Page 69. For details of the areas of study and the level of qualifications available in this sector of industry. gov.tafe. School You may start your training in the Aquaculture Industry whilst still at school as a School Based Trainee (see Page 7) or as a VET student.edu. Some secondary schools offer special vocational (VET) courses where 6 .au. You do not need to be employed in the industry to complete a course of study. This may be a TAFE or Private Training Provider. although the course may involve work experience. check out the Seafood Pathways guide on Page 93 of this booklet.wa. A traineeship involves employment in the industry as well as training through a registered training organisation that delivers traineeships. You may be eligible for Youth Allowance Payments from Centrelink. Other options include ringing the TAFEWA Career Development Centre on (08) 922 6500. See Page 73 for a list of training providers. or visit the TAFEWA website at www. TAFE or Private Training Providers Another option in gaining a qualification in Aquaculture is to study with a Private Training Provider or TAFE college. Details of part-time courses and contact details of college information officers are available on this website.

government departments. Have a look at the section on the WA Colleges of Agriculture and the Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon (see Page 77). Tertiary Building on their industry experience with a university degree has proven a successful career pathway for many people. Many others enter tertiary studies straight from school or from other careers. it is suggested you visit the university websites listed on Page 78. horticulture and related areas. 7 . Agricultural Colleges Agricultural Colleges offer education and training opportunities for secondary students seeking careers in agriculture and related rural industries. Opportunities exist to enhance employment and career prospects in the Aquaculture or allied industries by gaining a university qualification. public aquaria or aquaculture farms. All offer full-time courses leading to the Certificate of Secondary Education and nationally recognised vocational certificates in agriculture. It is also useful to undertake some Structured Workplace Learning in the industry (see Page 8) as the more industry experience you have. the better your chances of gaining employment.you can obtain a Certificate 1 in Aquaculture. tertiary institutions. or units of competency towards a Certificate 1 or II. Career possibilities may include working in seafoodprocessing companies. For more information contact the Department of Education and Training or talk to your School VET Coordinator. For further information on courses related to this area of study. later in life.

particularly the Saturday edition. Also.wa.gov. Training is usually given on the job. You can enter this occupation through a Traineeship. Check out any other local newspapers. 2. attend TAFE.thewest. Have a look in the ‘West Australian’ job vacancies section. 8 .Conservation and Land Management Environmental issues are becoming increasingly important. Talk to people currently employed or associated with the industry.au. For more detailed information visit the Department’s website at www. au. It is worth keeping in mind that competition for work can be very high with a great deal of work currently being undertaken by volunteers. 3. or complete a degree in Natural Resource Management or Environmental Science. private organisations and mining companies. simply work in the industry. Land care workers are employed by State. Territory and Local Governments. The Department of Conservation and Land Management is responsible for employing qualified people in a number of areas. look in the WA Government employment opportunities section. Go online at www.com. There are no specific educational requirements to enter into Conservation and Land Management.calm. How to Enter Conservation and Land Management 1. There are exciting careers available in cities and rural areas in Conservation and Land Management. although there are a number of courses that may assist you in gaining employment.

au where you will find information about employment opportunities as well as traineeships.au NRM Jobs is a weekly email bulletin which advertises job vacancies and other opportunities in the environment. For details and how to sign up as a Trainee in Conservation and Land Management see Page 69. 6.nrmjobs. A traineeship involves employment in the industry as well as training through a Registered Training Organisation that delivers traineeships. This may be a TAFE or a Private Training Provider.wa.jobsearch. The Job Network can help you find employment.gov. 7.environmentaljobs.com.au. Another good website which provides a similar service is www. Education & Training Australian Apprenticeships (Traineeships and Apprenticeships) Traineeships You can complete a traineeship in Conservation and Land Management.conservationvolunteers.gov. Undertake some work experience in the industry.au www.com.calm.com. Consider the following entry level training options. Checkout the following websites: www. There are a number of volunteer programs available that will increase your chances of gaining employment.com. Your local office can be accessed through this site.au Have a look at www. Have a look at the website www.greencorps. Contact your Local Government Authority to see if they employ bush regenerators to manage their natural areas. water and natural resource management field in Australia and New Zealand.4. 8.au www. 5. 9 . See Page 73 for a list of Training Providers.

wa.gov. or 800 999 67 for country callers. or units of competency towards a Certificate 1 or II. For more information.edu. tafe. net website or contact the Department of Education and Training. the better your chances of gaining employment. You do not need to be employed in the industry to complete a course of study. check out the Conservation and Land Management Pathways guide on Page 90 of this booklet. However.ntis. Check out the TAFEWA Full-time Studies Guide (available from newsagents) for information about full-time courses. It is also useful to undertake some Structured Workplace Learning in the industry (see Page 8). For details of the areas of study and the level of qualifications available in this sector of industry. talk to the VET Co-ordinator at your school. so you may find it difficult to find an employer. Check with your local Centrelink office about this matter. Another option is to ring the TAFEWA Career Development Centre on (08) 922 6500. The more industry experience you have. visit the www. You may be eligible for Youth Allowance payments while you study. For details of part-time courses and contact details of college information officers look on the same website.TAFE or Private Training Providers Another option in gaining a qualification in Conservation and Land Management is to study with a Private Training Provider or TAFE College. Some secondary schools offer special vocational (VET) courses where you can obtain a Certificate 1 in Conservation and Land Management.getactiv8ed. although the course may involve work experience. You can also visit the National Training Information Service (NTIS) website www. or online at www.au.au for a list of all training organisations and courses School You may start your training in Conservation and Land Management whilst still at school as a School Based Trainee (see Page 7) or as a VET student. take into consideration that many Conservation positions are voluntary. 20 .

it is suggested you visit the university websites listed on Page 78.Agricultural Colleges Agricultural Colleges offer education and training opportunities for secondary students seeking careers in agriculture and related rural industries. Careers include an Environmental Project Manager. Research & Development Officer. Have a look at the section on the WA Colleges of Agriculture and the Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon (see Page 77). Tertiary Building on their industry experience with a university degree has proven a successful career pathway for many people. 2 . All offer full-time courses leading to the Certificate of Secondary Education and nationally recognised vocational certificates in agriculture. Opportunities exist to enhance employment and career prospects in the Conservation and Land Management area. later in life. by gaining a university qualification. or associated industries. Landcare Co-ordinator and many more. Many others enter tertiary studies straight from school or from other careers. Engineer/Scientist in Natural Resources. For further information on courses related to this area of study. horticulture and related areas.

Australia is one of the world’s leading exporters of dairy products.4 billion. The value of exports is almost $78 million. running larger operations than the national average. WA dairy farmers are among the most efficient in the nation. Major employers are the four processors. The largest concentration of dairy farms is found within a 200km radius of Bunbury The Western Australian dairy industry contributes more than $9.750 employees on farms and in manufacturing jobs. accounting for around % of world dairy trade.6 million per annum (GDP) to the state economy. produces more litres of milk than cows in the other states. The Dairy Industry in WA is mainly concentrated around the South West region and comprises a mix of irrigated and dryland farms.Dairy Industry The Australian Dairy Industry is Australia’s largest processed Food Industry and ranks in the top four of the nation’s rural industries with a farmgate value of over $4. on average. Whilst the industry is small by national standards. The WA dairy sector employs about 2. 22 . The WA herd is recognised as being the highest producing herd in the country as each cow.

contact the National Centre for Dairy Education Australia (NCDEA) on 300 0NCDEA (62332) or visit their website at www.au) that explores the vast number of careers and opportunities associated within the dairy industry such as cheese makers.Fonterra. You can gain on-the-job experience in the dairy industry as a Farm Hand and progress your way to a Herd Manager or Farm Manager.au. distributed to Dairy Farmers and others in and around the industry.edu. You can also call Western Dairy Inc on (08) 9525 9222 for more information. There is an excellent website (www.) Have a look at www. This is a good publication for you to advertise in the ‘Employment Wanted’ section.gov. Look in the two rural newspapers. 2. To increase your employment prospects for full-time work. There are employment opportunities for full-time and part-time workers and there is also a high demand for relief milkers on weekends. 5. 23 . National Foods and Harvey Fresh. There are several Rural Employment Agencies located in WA that specialise in placing people into Dairy vacancies.au.com. Your local office can be accessed through this site.ncdea. The Countryman and Farm Weekly. where you will find out about employment opportunities and information on traineeships. milk processors etc. plant technicians. The main agencies are PGA Personnel (08) 979 5. 3. Challenge Dairy. or to check for job vacancies.dairy. They have a vast number of rural employment opportunities. How to Enter the Dairy Industry 1. which are published on a weekly basis and can be found or ordered at most newsagents. (See the advertisements on Pages 30 & 3 for more details. For information about potential training in the Dairy Industry. Rural Enterprises (08) 9398 8016 and RANZA (08) 9888 4017.jobsearch. The Job Network can help you find employment. 4. it could be useful to participate in work experience to learn some basics skills. To obtain a copy of this publication call (08) 9791 8496. Farmwest is a monthly publication.

tafe. However. 7.wa. truck drivers. Consider the following entry-level training options. You may be eligible for Youth Allowance payments. stock agents. Talk to people currently employed or associated with the industry.ntis. For details and how to sign up as a Trainee in Agriculture (Dairy) see Page 69. Education & Training Australian Apprenticeships Traineeships You can complete a Traineeship in Agriculture (Dairy). Check out the TAFEWA Handbook (available at newsagents) for information about full-time courses. distributors etc. (Traineeships and Apprenticeships) TAFE or Private Training Providers Another option in gaining a qualification in Agriculture (Dairy) is to study with a Private Training Provider or TAFE College. This may be one of the TAFE Colleges or a Private Training Provider listed on Page 73.au. The website also provides details of part-time courses and contact details of college information officers.gov. but you will need to talk to your local Centrelink office about this matter. You do not need to be employed in the industry to complete a course of study.6.edu.au for a list of all training organisations and courses. 2 . Another option is to ring the TAFEWA Career Development Centre on (08) 922 6500. A Traineeship involves employment in the industry as well as training at a Registered Training Organisation that delivers Traineeships. You can also visit the National Training Information Service (NTIS) website www. or online at www. you will need to have access to a Dairy Farm to complete the practical components (this may be an option if you are not eligible to complete a Traineeship). For details of the areas of study and the level of qualifications available in this sector of industry check out the Rural Production Pathways guide on Page 9 of this booklet. or 800 999 67 for country callers.

horticulture and related areas. Some enter tertiary studies straight from school while others come to the industry from other careers. For further information on courses related to this area of study it is suggested you visit the university websites listed on Page 78. For more information talk to the VET Co-ordinator at your school. Herd Manager. Some secondary schools offer special vocational (VET) courses where you can obtain a Certificate 1 in Rural Operations. the better your chances of gaining employment. Agricultural Colleges Agricultural Colleges offer education and training opportunities for secondary students seeking careers in agriculture and related rural industries. Careers include an Agricultural Scientist. Have a look at the section on the WA Colleges of Agriculture and the Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon (see Page 77). 25 . (See Page 7) or as a VET student. Environmental Health Officer and many more.net website or contact the Department of Education and Training. visit the www. It is also useful to undertake some Structured Workplace Learning in the industry (see Page 8). later in life. or units of competency towards a Certificate 1 or II. Professional Artificial Inseminator.School You may start your training in Agriculture (Dairy) whilst still at school as a School Based Trainee. All offer full-time courses leading to the Certificate of Secondary Education and nationally recognised vocational certificates in agriculture. The more industry experience you have. Opportunities exist to enhance employment and career prospects in the Dairy or allied industries by gaining a university qualification. Animal Nutritionist. Tertiary Building on their industry experience with a university degree has proven a successful career pathway for many people.getactiv8ed.

Farming
Farm Hands generally assist farmers and graziers with growing crops and raising animals, plus general farm work. If you enjoy living in the bush and working in the great outdoors, then this is the career for you. There is currently a huge shortage of skilled farm workers for both seasonal and full-time employment. You may wish to work seasonally during peak periods such as harvesting, seeding, shearing, and lamb marking, or gain full-time employment in the industry. You may work on a farm, complete a Traineeship, attend TAFE or even progress your studies with a Diploma or Degree qualification to further your career at a Management level. Experience may not be necessary to enter into the industry, as long as you have the correct attitude and willingness to learn the skill.

How to Start Your Career in Farming
1. There are three Rural Employment Agencies located in WA that specialise in placing people into work on farms. They are PGA Personnel (08) 979 5, Rural Enterprises (08) 9398 806 and RANZA (08) 9888 4017 (see the advertisements on Pages 30 & 31 for more details.) Look in the employment section of your local newspapers or visit their websites. Have a look at www.jobsearch.gov.au where you will find employment opportunities as well as information about traineeships. The “Harvest Trail” website, which can be accessed from this webpage, contains seasonal employment opportunities on farms across Australia. Also, check out the Seasonal Employment Chart on page 9 for details of the location and types of jobs available in WA. The Job Network can help you find employment. Your local office can be accessed through this site. 26

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Look in the two rural newspapers, The Countryman and Farm Weekly, which are published on a weekly basis and can be found or ordered at most Newsagents. They have a vast number of Rural Employment opportunities Talk to people currently employed or associated with the industry, Truck Drivers, Stock Agents, Rural Merchants etc. Consider the following entry level training options.

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Traineeships
You can complete a traineeship in General Agriculture, or one that specialises, for example, in Beef/Cattle Production or Sheep and Wool. A traineeship involves employment in the industry as well as training through a Registered Training Organisation that delivers traineeships. This may be a TAFE College or a Private Training Provider. See Page 73 for a list of Training Providers. For details and how to sign up as a trainee in Agriculture see Page 69.

TAFE or Private Training Providers
Another option in gaining a qualification in Agriculture is to study with a Private Training Provider or TAFE College. You do not need to be actually employed in the industry to complete a course of study. However, you will need to have access to a farm to complete the practical components (this may be an option if you are not eligible to complete a traineeship). For details of the areas of study and the level of qualifications available in this sector of industry, check out the Rural Production Pathways guide on Page 92 of this booklet. You may be eligible for Youth Allowance payments. Check with your local Centrelink office about this matter. Check out the TAFEWA Handbook (available at newsagents) for information about full-time courses, or 27

online at www.tafe.wa.edu.au. For information about part-time courses and contact details of college information officers, look on the same website. Another option is to ring the TAFEWA Career Development Centre on (08) 922 6500, or 800 999 67 for country callers. You can also visit the National Training Information Service (NTIS) website www.ntis.gov.au for a list of all training organisations and courses

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You may start your training in Agriculture whilst still at school, as a School Based Trainee (See Page 7), or as a VET student. Some secondary schools offer special vocational (VET) courses where you can obtain a Certificate 1 in Rural Operations or units of competency towards a Certificate 1 or II. For more information talk to the VET Co-ordinator at your school, visit the www.getactiv8ed.net website or contact the Department of Education and Training. It is also useful to undertake some Structured Workplace Learning in the industry (see Page 8). The more industry experience you have, the better your chances will be of gaining employment.

Agricultural Colleges
Agricultural Colleges offer education and training opportunities for secondary students seeking careers in agriculture and related rural industries. Have a look at the section on the WA Colleges of Agriculture and the Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon (see Page 77). All offer full-time courses leading to the Certificate of Secondary Education and nationally recognised vocational certificates in agriculture, horticulture and related areas. 28

Research & Development Roles and many more. Many others enter tertiary studies straight from school or from other careers. Career possibilities include Rural Consultant. Rural Finance Officer. it is suggested you visit the university websites listed on Page 78. Stock and Station Agent. Opportunities exist to enhance employment and career prospects in the Farming or associated industries by gaining a university qualification. For further information on courses related to this area of study. 29 .Tertiary Building on their industry experience with a university degree has proven a successful career pathway for many people. Farm Manager. later in life.

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com.Rural Enterprises specialises in Agricultural Personnel AUSTRALIAWIDE WORLDWIDE SEASONAL PLACEMENTS PERMANENT PLACEMENTS EXTENSIVE INDUCTION TRAINING WORKSAFE CONSCIOUS We can assist you to find the most suitable and challenging positions for your future in Agriculture.ruralenterprises.com. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON YOUR FUTURE IN AGRICULTURE CONTACT: TOM WILSON OR BEV CARSTAIRS PH: (08) 9398 8016 Fax: (08) 9398 8017 Email: tom@ruralenterprises. Thinking of traveling abroad on a Working Holiday? We may be able to assist with placement into a position before you leave.au Web: www. both within Australia and Overseas.au 3 .

each section may have a supervisor as well as staff. and keeping and analysing records. How to Enter the Pork Industry 1. assisting with farrowing (giving birth). cleaning and disinfecting sheds. 32 . artificial insemination. vets and processors. whereas on smaller farms the same person might work in all four areas. An increase in demand for pork in Asia has encouraged the WA industry to expand in recent years and. food safety. heavily involved in disease prevention. Rural Enterprises (08) 9398 806 and RANZA (08) 9888 4017 (see the advertisements on Pages 30 & 31 for more details). dedicated. There are several Rural Employment Agencies located in WA specialising in placing people into work on farms. with more pigs. Feed Production. Slaughtering. semi extensive shelters or completely outdoors. There are many employers out there looking for keen. producers require more staff. In bigger piggeries. Marketing and Research & Development which can also provide employment opportunities. such as feed manufacturers.Pork Industry The WA pork industry consists of approximately 360 producers who raise pigs for meat or future breeding stock. Veterinary Services. There are also numerous service providers. The pork industry is a sophisticated industry. weaning. The main types of work within a piggery include dry sow/ mating. Nutritional Advice. There are also the service industries such as Animal Health. quality assurance. responsible staff. Tasks include daily feeding and checking pigs. Pigs are bred and grown in sheds. and environmental protection. and growing/finishing. They are PGA Personnel (08) 979 5. farrowing. selecting sale pigs. treating sick pigs.

or visit the newspaper’s websites. stock agents. Have a look at www. Look in the employment section of the ‘West Australian’ or any other local newspaper.com. which are published on a weekly basis and can be found or ordered at most Newsagents.gov. 6. Education & Training Australian Apprenticeships Traineeships You can complete a traineeship in Agriculture (Pig Production).au Consider the following entry level training options. For details and how to sign up as a Trainee in Agriculture (Pig Production) see Page 69. 3. See Page 73 for a list of Training Providers. (Traineeships and Apprenticeships) 33 . 4. distributors etc). (e.g. A traineeship involves employment in the industry as well as training through a Registered Training Organisation which delivers Traineeships. contact the Association on (08) 979 73. 7. The Countryman and Farm Weekly. truck drivers. Look in the two rural newspapers. Talk to people currently employed or associated with the industry. They have a vast number of rural employment opportunities. check out the Association’s website at www. To obtain a copy of the Employer Register. Your local office can be accessed through this site.wappa. The Job Network can help you find employment.jobsearch. 5. The WA Pork Producer’s Association maintains an Employer Register which contains a list of employers in the industry who have vacancies or are willing to be contacted by people looking for work experience. Also.au where you will find employment opportunities as well as information about traineeships.2. This may be a TAFE College or a Private Training Provider.

edu. You can also visit the National Training Information Service (NTIS) website www. You do not need to be actually employed in the industry to complete a course of study.ntis. School You may start your training in the Pork Industry whilst still at school as a School Based Trainee (see Page 7) or as a VET student.wa.au. For details of the areas of study and the level of qualifications available in this sector of industry check out the Rural Production Pathways guide on Page 92 of this booklet. or 800 999 67 for country callers. You may be eligible for Youth Allowance payments while you study.TAFE or Private Training Providers Another option in gaining a qualification in Agriculture (Pig Production) is to study with a Private Training Provider or TAFE College. Some 3 .tafe.gov.au for a list of all training organisations and courses. Another option is to ring the TAFEWA Career Development Centre on (08) 922 6500. Check out the TAFEWA Handbook for full-time courses (available at newsagents) or online at www. Check with your local Centrelink office about this matter. For parttime courses and contact details of college information officers look on the same website. although the course may involve work experience.

Tertiary Building on their industry experience with a university degree has proven a successful career pathway for many people.getactiv8ed. the better your chances will be of gaining employment. Other The Pork Producer’s Association periodically conducts short courses for those interested in acquiring skills to work in the industry.wappa.secondary schools offer special vocational (VET) courses where you can obtain a Certificate 1 in Rural Operations. Hygiene Specialist. visit the www. horticulture and related areas. It is also useful to undertake some Structured Workplace Learning in the industry (see Page 8). For more information visit their website at www. Many others enter tertiary studies straight from school or from other careers. The more industry experience you have. All offer full-time courses leading to the Certificate of Secondary Education and nationally recognised vocational certificates in agriculture. For more information talk to the VET Co-ordinator at your school. For further information on courses related to this area of study.au 35 . Career possibilities include a Health Practitioner. later in life. visit the university websites listed on Page 78. Nutritionist and many more.com. Opportunities exist to enhance employment and career prospects in the Pork or associated industries by gaining a university qualification. or units of competency towards a Certificate 1 or II.net website or contact the Department of Education and Training. Agricultural Colleges Agricultural Colleges offer education and training opportunities for secondary students seeking careers in agriculture and related rural industries. Have a look at the section on the WA Colleges of Agriculture and the Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon (see Page 77).

Hatchery staff. The industry has developed into a very important component of the Western Australian agricultural sector. Shed Builders. 36 . Codes of Practice have been developed supporting the implementation of these programs throughout the industry. provides employment opportunities in other areas such as processing. to mention just a few. with marketing annually in excess of 0 million birds and 20 million dozen eggs. However. eggs and meat production. Farm Supervisors. ranging from Farm Hands. sales & marketing. finance and administration. Nutritionist. Experience may not be necessary to enter the industry. diploma or degree qualifications are desirable for the senior management positions. Husbandry Managers and Livestock Managers. The Poultry industry has a vast array of career opportunities within the Livestock area. Environmental Management. Equipment Installers. contributing approximately $300 million to the Western Australian economy. Poultry production. and Food Safety. Bio-security for disease prevention. Farm Managers. Poultry production consists of breeding stock for fertile egg production. The Poultry Industry is an advanced agricultural business with key focuses on Health and Welfare. Auxiliary service industries to the Poultry industry such as Veterinary support. Electricians and Plumbers. can also provide indirect employment opportunities. Hatchery Managers. being largely a fully integrated business.Poultry Industry The Western Australian Poultry Industry is a modern intensive agricultural industry with a majority of the 60 plus Poultry farms located in the outer areas of the Perth metropolitan area. Occupational Health & Safety. Quality Assurance.

you can pursue a traineeship in Agriculture (General) or Rural Operations. However. 4. A traineeship involves employment in the industry as well as training through a Registered Training Organisation that delivers traineeships.jobsearch.gov. There are a range of Certificate level courses from which to choose. 2. Look in the employment section of your local newspaper or check out the newspaper’s website. The Job Network can help you find employment. the specific skills you will require to work in the Poultry industry. and seek to develop. Have a look at www. For details of how to sign up as a Trainee see Page 69.How to Enter the Poultry Industry 1. (Traineeships & Apprenticeships) TAFE & Private Training Providers Another option that will assist you in finding employment in the Poultry industry is to study with a Private Training Provider or TAFE college. Education & Training Australian Apprenticeships Traineeships There is no specific traineeship at this stage with a Poultry industry focus. with a view to acquiring the skills common to all sectors of the industry. Your local office can be accessed through this site. at a later stage. Talk to people currently employed or associated with the industry .au where you will find employment opportunities as well as traineeships.Distributors. etc Look up Poultry Farms in the Yellow Pages and approach these businesses with your resume. Farmers. You do not need to be actually employed in the industry to complete a 37 . 3.

with a view to acquiring specific Poultry industry knowledge and skills at a later stage. Another option is to ring the TAFEWA Career Development Centre on (08) 922 6500.edu. you may start your training as a School Based Trainee in Agriculture (General) or Rural Operations. It is also useful to undertake some Structured Workplace Learning in the industry (see Page 8). You should check with your local Centrelink office about this matter. You may be eligible for Youth Allowance payments while you study.tafe.au for a list of all training organisations and courses.gov. or units of competency towards a Certificate 1 or II.getactiv8ed. Check out the TAFEWA Handbook for full-time courses (available at newsagents) or online at www. You can also visit the National Training Information Service (NTIS) website www. Agricultural Colleges Agricultural Colleges offer education and training opportunities for secondary students seeking careers in agriculture and related rural industries.course of study. For more information talk to the VET Co-ordinator at your school. However.wa. Some secondary schools offer special vocational (VET) courses where you can obtain a Certificate 1 in Rural Operations. For information about part-time courses and contact details of college information officers look on the same website. All offer 38 . visit the www.au. or 800 999 67 for country callers. School Currently there is no specific School Based Traineeship being delivered for the Poultry sector of the industry.net website or contact the Department of Education and Training.ntis. For details of the areas of study and the level of qualifications available in this sector of industry check out the Rural Production Pathways guide on Page 92 of this booklet. although the course may involve work experience. Have a look at the section on the WA Colleges of Agriculture and the Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon (see Page 77).

For further information on courses related to this area of study it is suggested you visit the university websites listed on Page 78. and many more. later in life. Opportunities exist to enhance employment and career prospects in Poultry or associated industries by gaining a university qualification. horticulture and related areas. This qualification may be beneficial for students wishing to enter into further training in the Poultry Industry. Many others enter tertiary studies straight from school or from other careers. 39 . Careers include. Tertiary Building on their industry experience with a university degree has proven a successful career pathway for many people.full-time courses leading to the Certificate of Secondary Education and nationally recognised vocational certificates in agriculture. Poultry Farm Management.

The Job Network can help you find employment. Look in the employment section of your local newspaper or visit the newspaper’s website. The industry needs more employees who are not limited to a specific area of the industry. 3. . Many Horticultural enterprises are mixed operations. Look up the various industry sectors in the Yellow Pages and approach these businesses with your resume. 4. 0 2.jobsearch. You can also phone the “Harvest Trail” hotline on 800 062 332.Production Horticulture A career in Production Horticulture involves the planting and growing of fruits and vegetables and the subsequent picking and preparation of the products for distribution. but are multi-skilled across the main areas of horticulture. Consider the following entry level training options. There are opportunities to gain full-time employment in the industry.gov. undertake accredited training.gov.jobsearch. How to Enter Production Horticulture 1.au where you will find employment opportunities as well as available traineeships. Check out the Seasonal Employment Chart at Page 9. Talk to people currently employed or associated with the industry. 7. work in the industry as a trainee. where you can earn good financial returns as well as gain practical experience in the industry.au. or as a seasonal or casual employee. Have a look at www. 6. Your local office can be accessed through this site. 5. For all you need to know about seasonal employment in Production Horticulture check out the jobsearch website and click on harvest trail www. Seasonal employment opportunities are available throughout the State (check out the Seasonal Employment Chart at Page 9).

For details of the areas of study and the level of qualifications available in this sector of industry check out the Rural Production Pathways guide on Page 92 of this booklet.wa. See Page 73 for a list of training providers.Education & Training Australian Apprenticeships (Traineeships and Apprenticeships) Traineeships You can complete a Traineeship in Production Horticulture. This may be a TAFE College or a Private Training Provider. You can also visit the National Training Information Service (NTIS) website www. Check this out with your local Centrelink office. TAFE or Private Training Providers Another option in gaining a qualification in Production Horticulture is to study with a Private Training Provider or TAFE College. A Traineeship involves employment in the industry as well as training through a Registered Training Organisation that delivers traineeships.ntis. For details and how to sign up as a Trainee in Production Horticulture see Page 69. You do not need to be actually employed in the industry to complete a course of study.tafe. You may be eligible for Youth Allowance payments while you study. or 800 999 67 for country callers. Another option is to ring the TAFEWA Career Development Centre on (08) 922 6500. although the course may involve work experience.au. School You may start your training in Production Horticulture whilst still at  . For information about part-time courses and contact details of college information officers look on the same website.au for a list of all training organisations and courses.gov.edu. Check out the TAFEWA Handbook for information about fulltime courses (available at newsagents) or online at www.

It is also useful to undertake some Structured Workplace Learning in the industry (see Page 8). or units of competency towards a Certificate 1 or II. Many others enter tertiary studies straight from school or from other careers. For more information talk to the VET Co-ordinator at your school.getactiv8ed. Horticulture Consulting. it is suggested you visit the university websites listed on Page 78. Marketing & International Trade. later in life. horticulture and related areas. All offer full-time courses leading to the Certificate of Secondary Education and nationally recognised vocational certificates in agri-culture.net website or contact the Department of Education and Training. Some secondary schools offer special vocational (VET) courses where you can obtain a Certificate 1 in Rural Operations.school as a School Based Trainee (see Page 7) or as a VET student. plus many more. visit the www. Agricultural Colleges Agricultural Colleges offer education and training opportunities for secondary school students seeking careers in agriculture and related areas. Opportunities exist to enhance employment and career prospects in the Horticulture or associated industries by gaining a university qualification. Tertiary Building on their industry experience with a university degree has proven a successful career pathway for many people. For further information on courses related to this area of study. Land Rehabilitation. Have a look at the section on the WA Colleges of Agriculture. and the Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon (see Page 77). 2 . Careers include Horticultural Advisory Roles. The more industry experience you have the better your chances will be of gaining employment.

Your local office can be accessed through this site. Most major rural towns in WA will have a rural merchandise business operating and you will even find these businesses on the fringes of the city to service the increasing number of hobby farms. and Distributors. They have a vast number of ‘Rural Employment opportunities. to stores owned by private companies. 6. which are published on a weekly basis and can be found or ordered at most newsagents. etc. 5. Consider the following entry level training options. 3 3. Have a look at www. is critical to the operations of Rural Merchandising. The structure of rural merchandising stores varies across WA.elders.jobsearch. . Have a look for opportunities in Rural Merchandising at www. 2. Suppliers.Rural Merchandising The Rural Industry relies very much on the services provided by Rural Merchants. Look in the employment section of the ‘West Australian’ or other local newspaper. 4. Stock Agents. Click on the ‘Career Opportunities’ link. The Countryman and Farm Weekly.gov.com. Experience can be gained on the job or you may like to obtain a formal qualification by completing a traineeship.au. such as agriculture chemicals. The Elders website advertises positions available within the company in a range of occupations throughout Australia. A sound knowledge of rural products. animal health products and the need to provide correct advice to rural customers. The Job Network can help you find employment. How to Enter Rural Merchandising 1. Look in the two rural newspapers. or visit the newspaper’s website. Talk to people currently employed or associated with the industry. from large companies such as Elders & Landmark.au where you will find employment opportunities as well as traineeships.

(Traineeships and Apprenticeships) TAFE or Private Training Providers Another option to gain a qualification in Rural Merchandising is to study with a Private Training Provider or TAFE College.gov. For details of parttime courses and contact details of college information officers look on the same website.Education & Training Australian Apprenticeships Traineeships You can complete a traineeship in Rural Merchandising. You do not need to be actually employed in the industry to complete a course of study. See Page 73 for a list of training providers.edu. Another option is to ring the TAFEWA Career Development Centre on (08) 922 6500.au.au for a list of all training organisations and courses. For details and how to sign up as a Trainee in Rural Merchandising see Page 69. A Traineeship involves employment in the industry as well as training through a Registered Training Organisation that delivers Traineeships. For details of the areas of study and the level of qualifications available in this sector of industry check out the Rural Production Pathways guide on Page 92 of this booklet. or 800 999 67 for country callers. You can also visit the National Training Information Service (NTIS) website www. This may be a TAFE College or a Private Training Provider.wa.tafe. although the course may involve work experience.  . Check with your local Centrelink office about this matter.ntis. You may be eligible for Youth Allowance payments while you study. Check out the TAFEWA Handbook for full-time courses (available at newsagents) or online at www.

Tertiary Building on their industry experience with a university degree has proven a successful career pathway for many people. or units of competency towards a Certificate 1 or II. horticulture and related areas.School Currently there is no specific School Based Traineeship being delivered in Rural Merchandising. All offer full-time courses leading to the Certificate of Secondary Education and nationally recognised vocational certificates in agriculture. However. 5 . It is also useful to undertake some Structured Workplace Learning in the industry (see Page 8). Opportunities exist to enhance employment and career prospects in the Rural Merchandising or associated industries by gaining a university qualification.getactiv8ed. Some enter tertiary studies straight from school. or contact the Department of Education and Training.net website. For further information on courses related to this area of study visit the university websites listed on Page 78. and others from alternative careers. visit the www. For more information talk to the VET Co-ordinator at your school. later in life. Have a look at the section on the WA Colleges of Agriculture and the Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon (see Page 77). Careers include Marketing or Agribusiness type roles. Some secondary schools offer special vocational (VET) courses where you can obtain a Certificate 1 in Rural Operations. you may start your training as a School Based Trainee in Agriculture (General) with a rural merchant (See Page 7). Agricultural Colleges Agricultural Colleges offer education and training opportunities for secondary students seeking careers in agriculture and related rural industries.

is a major growth area for the state. The industry contributes an estimated $. 6 . processing. you can find opportunities within the Seafood Processing and Seafood Sales & Distribution areas. Western Australia’s professional fishermen harvest the seafood from the pristine waters along Western Australia’s 12. If you prefer to remain land-based. employs over 5. Aquaculture. the range and nature of work available is extensive. Our largest commercial fisheries are western rock lobster.500 kilometres of coastline which is home to a wide variety of the highest quality seafood in the world. which includes the catching. the Seafood industry offers you a wide choice of careers. Many people employed in the fishing industry use this valuable experience and knowledge to create a career pathway into the lucrative offshore oil and gas sector. pearls.000 people and is the third most important industry in Western Australia after mining and agriculture. If you are an outdoors person and one who enjoys the ocean. an important and emerging sector of the industry. exporting and retailing of seafood. prawns. There is also a wide range of entry level training courses being delivered and developed to cater for keen but inexperienced people.Seafood Industry The Seafood industry. Eco–tourism and charter vessel operations are also expanding rapidly and offer great lifestyle opportunities for experienced fisher-people. to jobs in the Aquaculture industry (see an earlier chapter of this booklet for more detailed information).2 billion to the State’s economy. with the opportunity of one day being a skipper of a vessel. The Seafood industry offers a wide range of employment opportunities along a significant stretch of the State’s coastline. scallops and abalone. or positions in the Fisheries compliance sector of the industry. From seafaring duties on a boat. Qualifications and sea-time gained in commercial fishing are highly regarded by this fast developing maritime sector.

au/apprenticentre and click on the Job Board link for information about the employment opportunities in the industry. 7 . Consider the following entry level training options. Potential employers often post employment opportunity notices for marine graduates. com.edu. 7.det. 6.australianapprenticeships.au to explore your career options and employment opportunities. Talk to people currently employed or associated with the industry. 4. Look up likely employers in the Yellow Pages and approach them with your resume. Check out the Seasonal Employment Chart on Page 9 for information about the seasonal employment opportunities in the industry.jobsearch.wa.au for information about apprenticeships and contact details of other agencies. Check out the Australian Apprenticeships Centre website at www. Visit the Australian Job Search website at www. You will also find contact details of your nearest Apprenticeship Centre. Look up the WA Fishing Industry Council website at www. 8.wafic. 5. that can assist you in finding employment. Look up the employment section of your local newspapers or visit the newspaper’s website.gov. 2.How to Enter the Seafood Industry 1.gov.au and check out the WA Rock Lobster Council’s employment portal at www. 3. such as the Job Network. You can also visit some of the dedicated maritime training centres and check out their employment bulletin boards.rocklobsterwa. Check out the Department of Education and Training website at www.com.

au for a list of all training organisations and courses. or 800 999 67 for country callers. Another option is to ring the TAFEWA Career Development Centre on (08) 922 6500.tafe. check out the Seafood Pathways guide on Page 93 of this booklet. most TAFE colleges have information officers who can provide you with course information. See Page 69 for more general information on traineeships.wa.det.wa. 8 . although the course may involve work experience.au/apprenticentre. TAFE & Private Training Providers Another option in gaining a qualification is to study with a Private Training Provider or TAFE college.gov.Education & Training Australian Apprenticeships (Traineeships and Apprenticeships) Traineeships The Department of Education and Training has a list of all the Traineeships available in the Seafood industry.au for course and other information. You can also visit the National Training Information Service (NTIS) website www.edu. Check out the TAFEWA Full-time Studies Guide (available at newsagents) or visit the TAFEWA website at www. You will find full details on their website at www. You do not need to be employed in the industry to complete a course of study. For details of the areas of study and the level of qualifications available in this sector of industry. Also.ntis. You may be eligible for Youth Allowance payments while you study. A Traineeship involves employment in the industry as well as training through a Registered Training Organisation that delivers traineeships.edu. You can confirm this by contacting your local Centrelink office.

For further information on courses related to this area of study it is suggested you visit the university websites listed on Page 78. later in life. the better your chances will be of gaining employment. This would give you some relevant industry experience. Opportunities exist to enhance employment and career prospects in the Seafood or associated industries by gaining a university qualification. 9 .School School Based Traineeships are available in the Seafood industry in Western Australia. All offer full-time courses leading to the Certificate of Secondary Education and nationally recognised vocational certificates. The more industry experience you have. Agricultural Colleges Agricultural Colleges offer education and training opportunities for secondary students seeking careers in the primary industries. For more information contact the Department of Education and Training or talk to your School VET Coordinator. Many others enter tertiary studies straight from school or from other careers. Have a look at the section on the WA Colleges of Agriculture and the Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon (see Page 77). marine science and other interesting fields of endeavour. Tertiary Building on their industry experience with a university degree has proven a successful career pathway for many people. Some secondary schools offer special vocational courses where you can obtain a Certificate 1 qualification or units of competency towards a Certificate 1 or II. It is also useful to undertake some Structured Workplace Learning in the industry (see Page 8). Graduate professional and technical positions are available in natural resource management.

Visit the Employment Register on the WA Shearing Contractors Association’s website at www. 2.au 50 3. and a large number of people involved in the shearing industry transfer their skills across to farm employment. which are published on a weekly basis and can be found or ordered at most newsagents. Beginning your Agriculture career in the shearing industry allows you an opportunity to make a large number of industry contacts.Shearing & Shedhand Industry A career in the Shearing and Shedhand Industry is challenging and physical (a career working as a Shedhand is often referred to as ‘Wool Handling’). . and can pay well. There are opportunities to gain accredited training in the shearing industry through traineeships or by attending TAFE courses. You can gain employment in the shearing industry as a Shearer. both seasonal and full-time. or visit the newspaper’s website. You can also work in the industry without any qualifications.asn. It offers an interesting lifestyle that can involve travel to regional and remote areas of Australia. The practical experience in the shearing industry could also lead to other careers in the wool sector such as wool buying or processing. Look in the employment section of the ‘West Australian’ or other local newspapers. 1. Wool Classer or Wool Presser. They have a vast number of rural employment opportunities. The Countryman and Farm Weekly. Check out the Seasonal Employment Chart at Page 9 for information about the availability of seasonal employment in the industry. Many people progress through the industry to become Shearing Contractors or Wool Classers.wasca. Look in the two rural newspapers. Shedhand. How to Enter the Wool Harvesting Industry.

For details and how to sign up as a trainee in the shearing/wool handling industry see Page 69. Look up Shearing Contractors in the Yellow Pages and make contact with these people. Your local office can be accessed through this site. You do not need to be employed in the industry to complete this form of training. 7. training providers. shearing contractors. Consider the following entry level training options. 5 . TAFE or Private Training Providers Another option in gaining a qualification in shearing or as a Shedhand is to study at TAFE or through a Private Training Provider. which may also involve work experience.jobsearch.au where you will find employment opportunities as well as available traineeships.4. 6. Talk to people currently employed or associated with the industry. Have a look at www. For details of the areas of study and the level of qualifications available in this sector of industry see the Rural Production Pathways guide on Page 9 of this booklet. farmers etc.gov. A traineeship involves employment in the industry as well as training through a Registered Training Organisation that delivers traineeships. 5. The Job Network can help you find employment. Education & Training Australian Apprenticeships (Traineeships and Apprenticeships) Traineeships You can complete a traineeship in the shearing industry. See Page 73 for a list of Training Providers.

All offer full-time courses leading to the Certificate of Secondary Education and nationally recognised vocational certificates in agriculture.edu.au.gov. or online at www. Another option is to ring the TAFEWA Career Development Centre on (08) 922 6500. This would give you some relevant industry experience. It is also useful to undertake some Structured Workplace Learning in the industry (see Page 8).Check out the TAFEWA Handbook (available at newsagents) for information about full-time courses.tafe. or 800 999 67 for country callers. 52 . visit the www. The more industry experience you have.ntis. For information about part-time courses and contact details of college information officers. Agricultural Colleges Agricultural Colleges offer education and training opportunities for secondary students seeking careers in agriculture and related rural industries. You can also visit the National Training Information Service (NTIS) website www. look on the same TAFEWA website. For more information. Some secondary schools offer special vocational courses where you can obtain a Certificate 1 in Rural Operations. horticulture and related areas. Have a look at the section on the WA Colleges of Agriculture and the Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon (see Page 77). or units of competency towards a Certificate 1 or II.wa.net website or contact the Department of Education and Training.getactiv8ed. School Unfortunately.au for a list of all training organisations and courses. unlike other sectors in the rural industry. the better your chances will be of gaining employment. you are unable to do a School Based Traineeship in the Shearing Industry. talk to the VET Co-ordinator at your school.

Many experienced people now work in the industry. These positions may include Boreman. Station Cook.governessaustralia. Check out the Seasonal Employment Chart at Page 9. i. operating seasonal contract businesses such as fencing or mustering. taking in the wonders of the natural environment and working in the great outdoors. Domestic Hand.e. For further information regarding becoming a Governess. then this is the career for you. 53 . Mustering Pilots to Mechanics. Some stations. If you enjoy living in the bush. Grader Driver. Stockcamp Cook or even as a Governess (teaching children on School of the Air). www. depending on their size and location.com and refer to the Rural Employment advertisements on Pages 30 & 3. as well as a large number of permanent positions. Seasonal employment is available during peaks periods. complete a traineeship or even progress your studies with a diploma or degree to further your career at a Management level. offer opportunities for employment in areas other than stationhand work. as long as you have the right attitude and the willingness to learn the skills. Experience may not be necessary to enter into the industry. mustering or shearing.Station (Pastoral Industry) A career in the Pastoral Industry offers you a vast range of employment opportunities as well as being extremely rewarding. You may choose to find a job on a station. There are employment prospects across a range of fields from Station Hands to Station Managers. especially for skilled workers. Employment prospects in the pastoral industry across Australia are very high. check out the website.

which provides useful information for people seeking this type of employment. or visit their websites. (See advertisements Pages 30 & 31 for more details. The Job Network can help you find employment. 7.For a copy of the booklet ‘A Guide for Station Hands’. Rural Enterprises (08) 9398 806 and RANZA on (08) 9888 4017. truck drivers. The Countryman and Farm Weekly. Consider the following entry level training options. Look in the two rural newspapers. How to Enter the Pastoral Industry 1. They have a vast number of rural employment opportunities.au where you will find employment opportunities as well as traineeships. 2. 6. Talk to people currently employed or associated with the industry. 4.au.com. 3. Check out the Seasonal Employment Chart at Page 9 for information about the availability of seasonal employment in the industry. including PGA Personnel (08) 979 5.) Look in the employment section of the ‘West Australian’ or other local newspapers. 5 . contact Rural Skills Australia at fredc@ruralskills. Have a look at www. 5. stock agents etc.jobsearch.gov. Your local office can be accessed through this site. which are published on a weekly basis and can be found or ordered at most newsagents. There are several Rural Employment Agencies located in WA that specialise in placing people into work on farms.

However.tafe. (Traineeships and Apprenticeships) TAFE or Private Training Providers Another option in gaining a qualification in Agriculture is to study with a Private Training Provider or TAFE College. For information about part-time courses and contact details of college information officers.Education & Training Australian Apprenticeships Traineeships You can complete a traineeship in General Agriculture or one that specialises in Beef Cattle Production or Sheep & Wool. look on the same website. You may be eligible for Youth Allowance payments while you study. or 800 999 67 for country callers.au.au for a list of all training organisations and courses.ntis. This may be a TAFE College or a Private Training Provider. Another option is to ring the TAFEWA Career Development Centre on (08) 922 6500. (This may be the option if you are not eligible to complete a traineeship). you will need to have access to a farm or station to complete the practical components.edu.gov. Contact your local Centrelink office about this matter. You do not need to be actually employed in the industry to complete a course of study. Check out the TAFEWA Handbook (available at newsagents) for information about full-time courses or online at www. A traineeship involves employment in the industry as well as training through a Registered Training Organisation that delivers traineeships. For details and how to sign up as a Trainee in Agriculture see Page 69. For details of the areas of study and the level of qualifications available in this sector of industry check out the Rural Production Pathways guide on Page 9 of this booklet.wa. You can also visit the National Training Information Service (NTIS) website www. 55 . See Page 73 for a list of Training Providers.

Have a look at the section on the WA Colleges of Agriculture and the Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon (see Page 77). The more industry experience you have. and many more. It is also useful to undertake some Structured Workplace Learning in the industry (see Page 8). exporting and marketing. it is suggested you visit the university websites listed on Page 78. For more information talk to the VET Co-ordinator at your school. Some secondary schools offer special vocational (VET) courses where you can obtain a Certificate 1 in Rural Operations or units of competency towards a Certificate 1 or II. Careers include consulting roles.net website. Tertiary Building on their industry experience with a university degree has proven a successful career pathway for many people. Opportunities exist to enhance employment and career prospects in the Pastoral or associated industries by gaining a university qualification. or as a VET student. farm or station management. later in life. For further information on courses related to this area of study. the better your chances will be of gaining employment.School You may start your training in Agriculture whilst still at school as a School Based Trainee (see Page 7). 56 . Many others enter tertiary studies straight from school or from other careers. All offer full-time courses leading to the Certificate of Secondary Education and nationally recognised vocational certificates in agriculture. or contact the Department of Education and Training. horticulture and related areas. Agricultural Colleges Agricultural Colleges offer education and training opportunities for secondary students seeking careers in agriculture and related rural industries. visit the www. research & development.getactiv8ed.

when the cutting of trees was done by hand and teams of oxen were used to take the logs to the sawmill.Forest and Timber Products The Forest and Timber Products industry has changed a lot since its beginnings in the early 800s. The work environment is high tech where highly skilled workers are required to use the latest equipment. 2. The following are examples of the types of occupations available in each sector of the industry: . . each of which offer a wide range of career opportunities. Today. 7. 6. the industry consists of seven distinct sectors. 5. 3. Forest Growing and Management:  Forester  Silviculture Officer Harvesting and Haulage:  Mobile Equipment Officer  Resource Assessor  Harvesting Operations Manager Sawmilling and Processing:  Timber Production Technician  Timber Production Manager Timber Products Manufacturing:  Timber Fabricator  Timber Products Manufacturer Wood Panel/Board Production and Manufacturing:  Board and Panel Technician  Engineered Timber Products Technician Pulp and Paper Manufacturing:  Pulp Equipment Operator  Pulp and Paper Technician Timber Merchandising:  Timber Advisor  Stock Control Officer 57 .

that can assist you in finding employment. Consider the following entry level training options.For a more detailed insight into the industry. The Timber Products industry is the second largest manufacturing industry in Australia.com. from building materials to furniture to newspapers. How to Enter the Forest and Timber Products Industry 1.au.edu. 6.fafpesc. The products are so much a part of our lives.au/apprenticentre and click on the Job Board link for information about the employment opportunities in the industry. Check out the Australian Apprenticeships Centre website at www. visit the Forestworks website at www.au to explore your career options and employment opportunities. 3.gov.australianapprenticeships. 5. 58 . Visit the Australian Job Search website at www. Look up likely employers in the Yellow Pages and approach these businesses with your resume. You will also find contact details of your nearest Apprenticeship Centre. Look up the employment section of your local newspaper or visit the newspaper’s website. 2. such as the Job Network. Check out the Department of Education and Training website at www. We all use forestry products on a daily basis. 7.det. This is a very informative website that will provide you with details of the types of jobs available and a description of the work involved. magazines and other paper products.gov.jobsearch. Talk to people currently employed or associated with the industry.au for information about apprenticeships and contact details of other agencies. 4. we hardly think about them.wa.

You may be eligible for Youth Allowance payments while you study. au for a list of all training organisations and courses. You do not need to be employed in the industry to complete a course of study. See Page 69 for more general information on traineeships. (Traineeships and Apprenticeships) TAFE & Private Training Providers Another option in gaining a qualification is to study with a Private Training Provider or TAFE college.wa.wa. although the course may involve work experience. Click on Primary in the Traineeship Opportunities section of the website. 59 .tafe. Another option is to ring the TAFEWA Career Development Centre on (08) 922 6500.au/apprenticentre. Gt. most TAFE colleges have information officers who can provide you with course information. Southern TAFE is one of the main providers of training in this industry. You can also visit the National Training Information Service (NTIS) website www.edu. You can confirm this by contacting your local Centrelink office. For details of the areas of study and the level of qualifications available in this sector of industry.au for course and other information. Also. A Traineeship involves employment in the industry as well as training through a Registered Training Organisation that delivers traineeships. check out the Forest and Forest Products Pathways guide on Page 9 of this booklet.det. or 800 999 67 for country callers. You will find full details on their website at www.gov.ntis.edu. Check out the TAFEWA Full-time Studies Guide (available at newsagents) or visit the TAFEWA website at www.Education & Training Australian Apprenticeships Traineeships The Department of Education and Training has a list of all the Traineeships available in the Forest and Timber Products industry.

Have a look at the section on the WA Colleges of Agriculture and the Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon (see Page 77). the better your chances will be of gaining employment. All offer full-time courses leading to the Certificate of Secondary Education and nationally recognised vocational certificates in agriculture. For further information on courses related to this area of study it is suggested you visit the university websites listed on Page 78.getactiv8ed. Some secondary schools offer special vocational courses where you can obtain a Certificate 1 qualification or units of competency towards a Certificate  or II. It is also useful to undertake some Structured Workplace Learning in the industry (see Page 8). later in life. surveying. engineering and other fields. visit the www. horticulture and related areas. Agriculture Colleges Agricultural Colleges offer education and training opportunities for secondary students seeking careers in agriculture and related rural industries. Many others enter tertiary studies straight from school or from other careers. 60 .School There are several School Based Traineeships available in the Forest and Timber Products industry in Western Australia.net website. Graduate professional and technical positions are available in natural resource management. botany/ecology. The more industry experience you have. Tertiary Building on their industry experience with a university degree has proven a successful career pathway for many people. For more information talk to the VET Co-ordinator at your school. This would give you some relevant industry experience. or contact the Department of Education and Training. Opportunities exist to enhance employment and career prospects in the Timber or associated industries by gaining a university qualification.

associated occupations.Veterinary Nursing If you enjoy working with animals. However. Veterinary Nurses assist Veterinarians in the treatment and care of animals needing medical and/or surgical attention. have a look at other. There is also the opportunity to gain employment in marketing and merchandising with veterinary pharmaceutical organisations. a Certificate IV qualification must be achieved. Veterinary Nursing is a highly competitive occupation where there are usually a large number of applicants for job vacancies. Should you wish to study or seek employment in Veterinary Nursing. Once they develop their skills and knowledge they can undertake training which will give them a recognised qualification in Veterinary Nursing. it could be advantageous to have completed the Certificate II in Animal Studies as this is included in the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. The websites listed on Page 8 will provide you with information on rural careers involving animal care. you will love a career as a Veterinary Nurse. You could also enter into the area of veterinary practice management. 6 . If you enjoy working with larger animals. to be registered as a Veterinary Nurse. Veterinary Nurses are mainly employed by Veterinarians in private practices. Some find work looking after animals in veterinary research or teaching institutions. Many potential Veterinary Nurses enter the industry by gaining hands-on work experience in a veterinary practice.

delivers Veterinary Nursing Training and advertises job vacancies on it’s website at www. Your local office can be accessed through this site.How to Enter Veterinary Nursing 1. This is particularly relevant in this industry as many full-time positions are taken by part-time or work experience employees. The Job Network can help you find employment. Talk to people currently employed or associated with the industry. Have a look at www. 4.com Consider the following entry level training options. It takes two years to complete a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing as a fulltime traineeship. 5. See Page 73 for a list of Training Providers. Applied Vocational Training.gov. Education & Training Australian Apprenticeships (Traineeships and Apprenticeships) Traineeships You can complete a traineeship in Veterinary Nursing. 3. A traineeship involves employment in the industry as well as training through a Registered Training Organisation that delivers traineeships.appvoc.jobsearch. For details and how to sign up as a trainee in Veterinary Nursing see Page 69. Look up Veterinary practices in the Yellow Pages and approach these businesses with your resume. a Registered Training Organisation. 2.au where you will find employment opportunities as well as traineeships. 62 .

For details of the areas of study and the level of qualifications available in this sector of industry. The more industry experience you have. or 800 999 67 for country callers. the better your chances will be of gaining employment. Both of these training providers offer courses by correspondence to cater for students who live in regional areas.ntis. It is useful to undertake some Structured Workplace Learning in the industry (see Page 8). For more information talk to the VET Co-ordinator at your school. gov.TAFE & Private Training Providers Another option to gain a qualification in Veterinary Nursing is to study with a Private Training Provider or TAFE college. You may also be eligible for Youth Allowance while you study. You can also visit the National Training Information Service (NTIS) website www. For details of part-time courses and contact details of college information officers look on the same website. or contact the Department of Education and Training. you cannot do Veterinary Nursing as a School Based Traineeship. Another option is to ring the TAFEWA Career Development Centre on (08) 922 6500. Check this matter out with your local Centrelink office. Check out the TAFEWA Handbook (available at newsagents) or go online at www.au for a list of all training organisations and courses.edu. School Unfortunately. You do not need to be employed in the industry to complete this training. Swan TAFE (08) 9267 7500 or Applied Vocational Training (08) 956 060. check out the Animal Care and Management Pathways guide on Page 89 of this booklet.wa.getactiv8ed. the Certificate II in Animal Studies is an approved School Based Traineeship. However. you will need to have access to a working veterinary practice for a minimum of one day a week to complete the practical components.tafe. 63 .net website. visit the www. However. (This could be paid or volunteer work). Full-time or part-time courses in the Veterinary Nursing Certificate V are offered by two training providers.au for information about the full-time course.

Careers include. Have a look at the section on the WA Colleges of Agriculture and the Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon (see Page 77). Veterinary Research and many more. 6 . All offer full-time courses leading to the Certificate of Secondary Education and nationally recognised vocational certificates in agriculture. Private Veterinary Practices. horticulture and related areas. For further information on courses related to this area of study. Many others enter tertiary studies straight from school or from other careers. it is suggested you visit the university websites listed on Page 78. Tertiary Building on their industry experience with a university degree has proven a successful career pathway for many people. This training may be beneficial for students wishing to enter into further training in Veterinary Nursing.Agriculture Colleges Agricultural Colleges offer education and training opportunities for secondary students seeking careers in agriculture and related rural industries. Quarantine Services. Opportunities exist to enhance employment and career prospects in the Veterinary or associated industries by gaining a university qualification. Disease Control Units. later in life.

or visit the newspaper’s website. Look in the employment section of the ‘West Australian’ newspaper or your local community newspaper. Look up the various industry sectors in the Yellow Pages and approach these businesses with your resume. You can also phone the “Harvest Trail” hotline on 800 062 332. There is a shortage of well trained workers in this industry and undertaking formal training will enhance opportunities for employment in the longer term.jobsearch.Wine & Grape Growing (Viticulture) A Viticulturist is responsible for creating the right conditions for the growing and harvesting of grapes. There are also opportunities to work in cellar operations and cellar door sales. with demand strongest over the pruning and harvesting periods. . 65 2. 4. vineyard hands prepare the ground for planting. determine the best irrigation strategy for the vines and decide on the disease and pest control program for the vineyard. monitor the soils and irrigation systems and look after the trellises and vines. Most jobs for viticulture hands tend to be seasonal (see the Seasonal Employment Chart on Page 9). offered on a casual basis. For all you need to know about seasonal employment in Viticulture check out the jobsearch website at www.gov. 3. How to Enter the Viticulture Industry 1. Check out the Seasonal Employment Chart at Page 9 for information about the availability of seasonal employment in the industry. Under the instruction of the Viticulturist.au and click on the “Harvest Trail” link. To become a Viticulturist you will need to complete a Bachelors Degree or higher qualification. They monitor the soil.

Education & Training Australian Apprenticeships Traineeships You can complete a traineeship in Food Processing (wine growing) or a traineeship in Production Horticulture.winediva. For details of the areas of study and the level of qualifications available in this sector of industry. The Job Network can help you to find employment. au. (Traineeships and Apprenticeships) TAFE or Private Training Providers Another option to gain a qualification in Food Processing (wine growing) or Production Horticulture is to study with a Private Training Provider or TAFE college. Talk to people currently employed or associated with the industry.gov. check out the Amenity Horticulture and Rural Production Pathways guides on Pages 88 and 89 of this booklet. You do not need to be employed in the industry to complete a course of study. A traineeship involves employment in the industry as well as training through a Registered Training Organisation that delivers traineeships. although the course may involve work experience. For a list of Viticulture Job Agencies across Australia and International Exchange Programs check out www.au where you will find employment opportunities as well as information about traineeships available in the industry. 6. Your local office can be accessed through this site. 7.jobsearch. Have a look at www. 8. You may be eligible for Youth Allowance Payments while you study. Check out the TAFEWA Handbook (available at newsagents) or go online 66 . Consider the following entry level training options. Check this out with your local Centrelink office.com. For details and how to sign up as a trainee in Food Processing (wine growing) see Page 69. This may be at a TAFE or a Private Training Provider.5.

horticulture and related areas. For more information talk to the VET Co-ordinator at your school. or contact the Department of Education and Training. For information about part-time courses and contact details of college information officers look on the same website. You can also visit the National Training Information Service (NTIS) website www.wa. Some secondary schools offer special vocational (VET) courses where you can obtain a Certificate  in Food Processing (wine growing) or units of competency towards a Certificate 1 or II. All offer full-time courses leading to the Certificate of Secondary Education and nationally recognised vocational certificates in agriculture. for information about full-time courses. 67 .gov.tafe. or 800 999 67 for country callers.net website.au for a list of all training organisations and courses.edu.getactiv8ed. Another option is to ring the TAFEWA Career Development Centre on (08) 922 6.at www. visit the www. Have a look at the section on the WA Colleges of Agriculture and the Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon (see Page 77). School You may start your training in Food Processing (wine growing) or Production Horticulture while still at school as a School Based Trainee (see Page 7) or as a VET student. The more industry experience you have.500. the better your chances will be of gaining employment. Agricultural Colleges Agricultural Colleges offer education and training opportunities for secondary students seeking careers in agriculture and related rural industries.au.ntis. It is also useful to undertake some Structured Workplace Learning in the industry (see Page 8).

it is suggested you visit the university websites listed on Page 78. later in life.Tertiary Building on their industry experience with a university degree has proven a successful career pathway for many people. and many more. cellar supervision. Opportunities exist to enhance employment and career prospects in Viticulture or associated industries by gaining a university qualification. 68 . consulting. wine making.. For further information on courses related to this area of study. Many others enter tertiary studies straight from school or from other careers. Careers include marketing. winery maintenance.

The training provider assesses the trainee and awards the certificate on successful completion. seek advice from an Australian Apprenticeships Centre. a living away from home allowance may be paid by the government. Animal Care.Australian Apprenticeships (Traineeships and Apprenticeships) An Australian Apprenticeship is a common term used to refer to both traineeships and apprenticeships.  Trainees are paid a wage by the employer during their training and. For more information phone 300 655 266 or go online at www. Training is provided under a variety of delivery methods by Registered Training Organisations (such as TAFE. Trainees complete their nationally recognised certificates as they develop their skills in the workplace under the supervision of an employer.  A traineeship could be the beginning of a successful career possibly leading on to a diploma level or higher qualification (see the training pathway example on Page 95). Forest and Seafood Training Packages are now available as Australian Apprenticeships. Conservation & Land Management. You must be employed full-time or part-time in the industry in order to complete a Traineeship. under some circumstances. or Private Training Providers). where eligible.  You don’t even need to be unemployed. Anyone who is 5 years or older may be eligible to be employed as a trainee. Amenity Horticulture. family members may be eligible.docep. wa.au  Traineeships are not just for young people. Traineeships Many of the qualifications in the Rural Production.  The State Department of Consumer and Employment Protection provides advice on wage rates and employment conditions. Sometimes existing employees and. 69 .gov.

australianapprenticeships. 70 . Check your eligibility to the LAFHA with your nearest Australian Apprenticeships Centre.gov. (Gardener. For more information on Australian Apprenticeships/ Traineeships ring 3 9 5 or visit the websites www. at the completion of the training. For instance. There is also a list of Australian Apprenticeship Centres in WA on Page 75. au/apprenticeships.det. Apprenticeships The only sector of the Primary industry that you can complete an Apprenticeship in is Amenity Horticulture. Landscape Gardener.wa.edu. the apprentice is awarded with a trade qualification. Nursery Person or Turf Management).  Apprentices/Trainees may be eligible for Living Away From Home Allowance (LAFHA) if they have to move away from the parental/guardian home to commence or remain in an Australian Apprenticeship. A traineeship normally only takes one year to complete. See Page 75 for contact details. a horticulture apprenticeship in Turf Management may take 3 to  years to complete and.au/ and www. or they are homeless. The main difference between a traineeship and an apprenticeship is the duration.

wa. in some instances. ring the Department of Education and Training on 3 9 5 or visit their website at www. For more information and advice about School Based Traineeships. School Based Traineeships can open up new career and employment opportunities.au/apprenticentre 7 . They are a great way to develop your skills and get paid at the same time.det. With a school based traineeship you can work towards both secondary graduation and an industry recognised qualification. Employment is usually for one day per week or the equivalent number of days in seasonal blocks. School based trainees work and train in the industry of choice during the school year and.edu. The nationally recognised industry certificate gained (usually a Certificate II) may be included on the student’s final secondary school certificate.School Based Traineeships A School Based Traineeship provides an opportunity for full-time secondary school students to begin preparing themselves for a career in the workforce. during part of the school holidays.

the next step is to find an employer willing to take you on.au or contact one of the Australian Apprenticeships Centres for further information on how an Australian Apprenticeship works. 72 .I’m Interested in Doing an Australian Apprenticeship What is the Next Step? Step 1 When you have decided in which of the industries you would like to undertake a traineeship. Step 3 The Australian Apprenticeships Centre (AAC) will sign you up and give you and your employer advice on a suitable training provider. Step 2 Having found employment.australianapprenticeships. refer your employer to the Australian Apprenticeship website at www. Have a look at the different methods listed in the ‘How to Find Employment’ section for each of the occupations detailed in this booklet. see following page. If you wish to investigate the possible training provider options. You can also contact the Australian Apprenticeship Centre by telephone on 3 38 73 for further advice.gov.

Training Providers C Y O’Connor TAFE Challenger TAFE Farm Information Services Great Southern TAFE Kimberley TAFE South West Regional College of TAFE Swan TAFE West Coast TAFE (08) 9622 6777 (08) 9239 889 (08) 929 8833 800 675 78 (08) 992 900 800 62 5 (08) 9267 7500 300 3 88 73 .wa.Training Providers Applied Vocational Training Challenger TAFE Swan TAFE (08) 956 060 (08) 9239 889 (08) 9267 7500 Conservation and Land Management .wa. Check out the Department of Education and Training’s official list of Registered Training Providers at www. O’Connor TAFE (Northam/Narrogin/Merredin/Moora) Central West TAFE (Geraldton/Carnarvon) Challenger TAFE Coastal & Rural Training Services Curtin University of Technology (Kalgoorlie/Esperance) Farm Information Services Great Southern TAFE (Albany/Katanning) Kimberley TAFE Pilbara TAFE South West Regional College of TAFE Directions WA (08) 9622 6777 800 672 700 07 96 28 (08) 998 33 (08) 907 9570 (08) 929 8833 800 675 78 (08) 992 900 300 30 2 800 62 5 (08) 927 39 Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing .au.edu.Registered Training Providers The following are the names and contact details of the Registered Training Providers approved to deliver training in the various sectors of the primary industry.tafe.edu.au/apprenticentre or explore your options under “Courses” on the TAFEWA website at www. Please note. that while every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided. it may be incomplete and is subject to change.det.Y.Training Providers C. Agriculture (including Wool) .

Training Providers Central West TAFE .Batavia Coast Maritime Institute Challenger TAFE – Fremantle Maritime Centre Coastal & Rural Training Services Great Southern TAFE Kimberley TAFE Swan Maritime Institute 7 .Training Providers C.Forest and Timber Products – Training Providers Great Southern TAFE South West Regional College of TAFE 800 675 78 800 62 5 (08) 9622 6777 800 672 700 (08) 9239 889 (08) 998 33 (08) 993 700 (08) 929 8833 800 675 78 (08) 972 5033 (08) 992 900 300 30 2 (08) 930 92 800 62 5 (08) 9267 7500 300 3 88 (08) 927 39 800 672 700 (08) 9239 8007 (08) 998 33 800 675 78 (08) 992 900 (08) 90 2966 Horticultural . O’Connor TAFE Central West TAFE Challenger TAFE (Horticulture & Irrigation) Coastal & Rural Training Services Djaringo Pty Ltd Farm Information Services Great Southern TAFE Jobs South West Inc Kimberley TAFE Pilbara TAFE SMYL Community Services South West Regional College of TAFE Swan TAFE West Coast TAFE Directions WA Seafood and Aquaculture .Y.

au. Their role is to help you find a Registered Training Organisation. Australian Apprenticeship Centres in WA (August 2008) Metropolitan Area AMA Apprenticeship and Traineeship Services CCI Employfast MEGT Mission Australia (08) 9273 302 800 22 22 3 63 8 300 626 227 Country Areas The Apprenticeship and Traineeship Company Albany Bunbury Busselton Mandurah Narrogin (Information Only) (08) 98 770 800 627 88 800 678 00 800 060 82 (08) 988 268 CCI Employfast: Statewide Contact Number: 800 22 22 Albany Kalgoorlie Broome Karratha Bunbury Katanning Carnarvon Kununnurra Esperance Mandurah Geraldton Northam Mission Australia: All Locations Contact Number: 300 626 227 Geraldton Kalgoorlie 75 . contact one of the AACs listed below or visit the website at www. For further information you can telephone the Australian Apprenticeships Centre on 3 38 73.Australian Apprenticeships Centres (AACs) Australian Apprenticeships Centres are contracted by the Government to promote traineeships and apprenticeships. organise the payment of the eligible employer financial incentive and. register the training contract. the Living Away From Home Allowance. where applicable.australianapprenticeships.gov.

For more information about the colleges phone (08) 926 56 or visit the Department of Education and Training website at www. Esperance.edu. cropping. Harvey. Further details of each of the colleges can be obtained from this website. etc. with successful graduates being highly sought after by employers. located at Cunderdin. A range of general and agriculture related subjects are offered and each campus offers some specialist programs such as dairy. All offer courses leading to a Certificate of Secondary Education and nationally recognised Certificates in Agriculture.wa. 76 . All the campuses have boarding facilities. Denmark. site au/education/wacoa. and viticulture. Students are selected on a genuine desire for a career in rural or allied industries. Horticulture and related areas.det. Morawa and Narrogin.Colleges of Agriculture in WA There are six campuses of the West Australian College of Agriculture.

specialising in agriculture. Boys looking for a career in Agriculture and related industries are well catered for. Tardun Christian Brothers Agricultural College at Tardun is a boarding school for boys in Years 8 to 0. hospitality. The agriculture program provides students with a sound basis for those looking at a career in agriculture and related industries.. equine management. *Note: where they have completed the entry requirements. Many subjects qualify as vocational education training and gain the student a TAFE certificate. physical education and much more are available in the program. 77 . For more information please phone the school on (08) 996 522 or visit the school’s website at www. For more information please phone (08) 9576 00 or visit the college website at www.cacbindoon.wa. outdoor education and auto workshops.wa. Religious education.au.edu. Christian Brothers Agricultural School.000 acres and is located 25 km north of Perth. The school is set on 3. hospitality.cbas.au. students studying at the WA College of Agriculture or Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon can progress to further study at TAFE Colleges and Muresk Institute of Agriculture.Catholic Agriculture College Bindoon Catholic Agriculture College Bindoon is a Year 8 to 2 co-educational College for day and residential students.edu. computer studies. Successful students gain the WA Certificate of Education and can also complete Certificates 1 and II in Agriculture. sciences.

murdoch. harvesting. Graduates with Bachelor or Honours Degrees in agricultural or horticultural areas of study find employment within a wide range of government departments.au Curtin University of Technology www. or seeding.ecu.edu. which may coincide with university holidays.edu.muresk.edu. This is becoming a popular way 78 .au Edith Cowan University www.Universities University agricultural graduates are in high demand.au Murdoch University www.curtin.au University of Notre Dame www. Degrees also provide graduates with skills for self employment opportunities.fnas. It may also be worth enquiring if any of the units can be offered externally where this study option would suit your situation. University of Western Australia www. Practical experience may consist of seasonal employment such as mustering. Many of these universities not only deliver their courses on campus but also specialise in Distance Education.au (08) 688 2565 (08) 9690 530 3 3 28 300 687362 (08) 933 0555 University by Distance Education There are also a large number of universities in other States that offer some very good agriculture and horticulture related courses.edu. Please contact these universities for a list of their course outlines.nd. Many people working successfully in the agribusiness or corporate sector of the rural industry advise you to take the time to gain handson practical experience in order to have a broader understanding of all facets of the industry in which you will be working.uwa. private organisations and educational institutions.edu.

This would usually be once or twice a year.au Marcus Oldham College www.marcusoldham. The Agribusiness Enabling Course offers an alternative entry pathway into the Bachelor of Agribusiness and is designed for applicants who 79 .edu.edu. It allows students to complete their course off-campus by receiving notes and teaching material by mail or online. provided you meet criteria set by the Department of Education.mq.edu.au 800 33 733 800 88 865 (03) 523 3533 (02) 9850 770 800 60 678 Muresk Institute of Agriculture For students who have not gained university entrance.csu. Charles Sturt University www.usq. the Muresk Institute of Agriculture offers entry to its Agribusiness Degree program to those with a Certificate IV in Agriculture or through an “Enabling Course”. Employment and Workplace Relations (details are available from Muresk).coe.vic.edu. Visit their websites for more information.au University of Southern Queensland www.edu. Residential or weekend schools may be compulsory in some courses which would require attendance at the Campus.au University of New England www.une.au Macquarie University www. Listed below are some of the universities that deliver courses by distance education.to study for people who do not have access to university campuses.

edu. or similar. vineyard. The Agribusiness Enabling Course involves two periods of six weeks of full-time contact where students are taught skills essential to their success at university.did not complete their Tertiary Entrance Examination (TEE). stock firm. Successful completion of this course enables students a direct entry into the Bachelor of Agribusiness. including those that offer distance education. For more information ring Muresk on (08) 9266 86 and/or visit the website at www.curtin. Agribusiness Mathematics and Agribusiness Communications. The eligibility criteria change on a regular basis and the level of financial assistance varies between the individual institutions. The first six-week seminar starts in mid March and the second six-week seminar is run from early September to mid October. make sure you ask for information on the current range of scholarships available. Scholarships & Bursaries Almost all universities.au. aquaculture facility. and agricultural colleges have a range of scholarships and bursaries available that may assist you in meeting the cost of the institution’s fees. students are required to undertake a minimum of six months’ full-time work in an agribusiness. or did not achieve the minimum Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER) to gain direct entry to Muresk Agribusiness courses.muresk. 80 . which may include a commercial farming. Agribusiness Computing. pastoral or horticultural property. During the remainder of the year. Appointments can be made from November onwards with the Course Co-ordinator. Units of study are Farm Practice. Selection is by interview during December and early January. If you contact the institutions.

If students are interested in working in the agriculture or horticulture industries. This arrangement suits those employers who prefer the administrative arrangements to be managed by the Group Training Company. There are TAFE Colleges located in both metropolitan and regional areas of Western Australia.com. it is advisable to complete some SWL in this field.wa.au for more information. Students must choose a particular industry to gain unpaid work experience in whilst still at school. It’s a good opportunity to gain valuable experience and enhance your employment opportunities.gtaltd. Speak to your school VET Co-ordinator for further information on SWL. TAFE & Group Training Companies Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) Structured Workplace Learning is a structured work placement program and an accredited Curriculum Council subject which contributes to a student’s secondary graduation.au. Group Training Companies (GTCs) Group Training Companies employ apprentices and trainees and place them with host employers. from certificates to advanced diplomas. or who are unable to provide all aspects of the required training. Have a look at the TAFEWA website for a list of the courses offered at www. 8 .Structured Workplace Learning. TAFE TAFE offers a huge and diverse range of courses. and may include those employers who do not have sufficient work to employ a person for the full term of an apprenticeship or traineeship. Visit the Group Training Company website at www.tafe. It often pays to contact the individual TAFE campus as courses offered can change regularly.edu. Group Training Companies are also experienced with School Based Traineeship arrangements.

The website address is www.Additional Industry Employment Websites AgbizCareers 1300 360 533 AgBiz is specifically designed as an independent resource for the Australian Agribusiness sector.com.daff.gov. The website offers a virtual conduit between career seekers. Visit them at www.gov. job posting facilities.agbizcareers.jobsearch. employers and agribusiness recruitment agencies. online resumes. advice on careers & training.au Australian JobSearch This is an employment-focused website targeted at employers. Fisheries & Forestry Australia (AFFA) (02) 6272 3933 This website contains positions vacant with the Department of Agriculture.au. The website includes comprehensive job listings.com. plus related links. Agricultural Appointments (02) 9223 9944 By using this website you can find a listing of the current opportunities in Agriculture related careers Australia-wide. www. recruits and jobseekers.au.outbackinternational. Check out at www. Fisheries & Forestry.au.au Outback International (07) 4927 4300 Outback International is a global recruitment and human resource company with job opportunities in rural Australia and around the world. Visit www. Department of Agriculture. It lists a range of positions with Departments such as the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Services and the Bureau of Rural Sciences.agappointments. 82 .com.

au 83 .Agriventure 1800 257 197 AgriVenture Australia is part of the International Agricultural Exchange Association. It offers young people the opportunity to participate in an International Exchange where you can choose from a variety of Agriculture.agriventure. Horticulture. Visit the website at www. gain international experience in the industry as well as have the opportunity to travel overseas. It’s a great way to work. Home Management or combined programs.com.

When you visit this website make sure you check out the “OnTrack” link which is an interactive component on the website and contains detailed information about today’s exciting Rural Career opportunities. Dairy Careers www.Career Information Websites Rural Skills Australia www.gov. The site also provides a commentary on education.dairy.au Agrifood is the name given to the Australian employment sector involved with food. not only in the dairy industry but also the agricultural industry as a whole.skillsinfo.com. SkillsInfo www.au Rural Skills Australia provides information.au/ A website designed to provide skills related information about the different industries and the regions in which they are located.net This is an informative website directed at people who are still in school but would like to learn more about their career opportunities. Check out the “Kira” link for information about jobs in the agriculture and horticulture industries. Information covers the Animal Care. Rural Production. The website will provide you with a wealth of information about the various career opportunities in the industry.com. 8 . fibre and animal production and manufacture. advice and assistance on training matters relevant to the rural industry. training and skills related issues.ruralskills.agrifoodcareers. Check out the profiles as well as the useful web links.au The website contains useful job descriptions of the variety of jobs available.com. Agrifood Careers www. Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management sectors of the industry.getacti8ed. Department of Education and Training www.

The Institute for Trade Skills Excellence www. including TAFE. It also includes apprenticeship and traineeship information and has the online TAFEWA Handbook and the Training.au Get Access Now is a dynamic interactive website featuring a wide range of career and employment related information and resources.gov.getaccess.Department of Agriculture and Food (WA) www.jobguide. The site includes a choice of videos to watch that will provide you with interesting and detailed information about the type of jobs available in the industry sector. including their education and training pathways.net.deewr.gov.wa.wa.employmentdirections. 85 . Employment Directions Network www.au Check out this website if you are interested in taking on a trade in the rural and farming sector. Type “education” into the website’s Advanced Search box. The training site section of the map links you to the websites of the key training providers. Universities.gov. Employment and Workplace Relations Job Guide website provides an in-depth look at a range of occupations. Education and Employment Manual.skillsone. teacher’s resources and links to career information. It also has a link to a job listing website.au The Department of Agriculture and Food’s website has project information. Get Access Now www.au The Department of Education.au The Employment Directions Network provides free career guidance and related advice to the Western Australian Community.com. Job Guide www. The organisation can also be contacted on phone 3 6 6. and Private Training Providers.agric.

per@centrelink.edu.myfuture.gov. Click on the ‘Education and Youth’ link for information about different career opportunities.au A Department of Education.au This website has many valuable resources for young people. Employment and Workplace Relations www. For General Career and Training Information Contact Career Information Centre cic. City Central Building 166 Murray Street Mall PERTH WA 6000 Phone. Employment and Workplace Relations website providing information about careers. job profiles and useful job seeking tips.gov. including the Australian Job Guide. myfuture www.au 2nd Floor.deewr.The Department of Education.(08) 9464 1305 86 .

You can visit the Centrelink website or call the numbers provided.gov. Austudy 13 24 90 If you are aged over 25 and enrolled as a full-time student. Austudy will help with your study costs.centrelink. Abstudy 13 23 17 For Indigenous students.wa.Government Financial Assistance There are several options available for financial government assistance if you are an eligible young person and are either studying or undertaking training. Centrelink Youth Allowance www.docep. Abstudy payments may be able to help you stay at school or go on to further study. WAGELINE For wage information call 300 655 266.au 87 . It consists of fortnightly living allowance payments as well as additional components to help with the cost associated with attending school. www.au 13 24 90 For fulltime students aged between 6 and 2 Youth Allowance will provide you with a basic income to support you in this time of study.gov.

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your super fund or the Tax Office. AFSL 219723). to live on when you retire. � � Your super fund will generally allow you to make a choice about where your savings are invested. If you think about this now and get involved you will enjoy seeing your super grow quickly and make confident investment choices throughout your working life. It can be easy to lose track of your super if you change super funds each time you change jobs and you may end up paying more in fees than you need to. Your savings begin to grow when you start work In most cases your employer is obligated under the Superannuation Guarantee (SG) system to pay 9% of your wages into super. � � You can grow your super quickly if you make personal contributions. can also tailor the cover to suit your own particular circumstances. This means that you can take it with you if you change jobs. It's helpful if you have this information ready when you start your new job. . What is super? Superannuation is money you save and invest while you are working. What you can do to make the most of your super There are some important facts to remember when you are starting your super. A Product Disclosure statement can be obtained from the issuer by calling 1800 675 839. Check these features when you start comparing super products and you will be off to a great start.Make the most of your super when you start work. One of the important benefits of saving your money in superannuation is that it offers tax advantages which are generally not available in other forms of investment. � � Many super funds offer valuable 'automatic' or default insurance cover. As well as your super fund details your employer will also ask you to provide your Tax File Number (TFN) and bank account details (including the BSB). your employer will make a choice for you. Prime Super (ABN 60 562 335 823) is a Regulated Superannuation Fund issued by Farm Plan Pty Limited (ABN 81 067 241 016. you can contact Pat Breuer from Prime Super on 0429 410 426. � � One of the important features of most super funds is that it is portable. There are eligibility rules. Disclaimer: This publication provides general information only and may not be relied on as personal legal or financial advice. Check the costs and whether you � � Compare the fees and charges and ask product providers if they pay any commission to sales people as For more information and help with your superannuation questions. By reading the Product Disclosure Statement you can compare investment options and performance as well as understand the balance between investment risk and rewards. so check with your employer. The choice is yours When you start your new job your employer will give you a Standard Choice form which will allow you to nominate your super fund of choice. If you don't make a nomination. deducted regularly from your pay. this will affect the amount of fees you pay and your end benefits.

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