Careers in the Primary Industry
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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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com. 3 .wapitc.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. visit the Rural Skills Australia website at www.org.au or the Western Australian Primary Industries Training Council website at www.ruralskills.

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

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

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

and many more. 7 . Opportunities exist to enhance employment and career prospects in Animal Care. Disease Control Units. Veterinary or associated industries by gaining a tertiary qualification. Private Veterinary Practices. it is suggested you visit the university websites listed on Page 78. 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. For further information on courses related to this area of study. Veterinary Research. All offer full-time courses leading to the Certificate of Secondary Education and nationally recognised vocational certificates in agriculture. Careers include Laboratory Technician. 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). later in life. Quarantine Services.

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

Garden Centres and Landscapers. 7. 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 .employer listings under Local Government.

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

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

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

au for a list of all training organisations and courses. check out the Seafood Pathways guide on Page 93 of this booklet. Details of part-time courses and contact details of college information officers are available on this website.tafe.Education & Training Australian Apprenticeships (Traineeships and Apprenticeships) Traineeships You can complete a traineeship in Aquaculture. See Page 73 for a list of training providers. Other options include ringing the TAFEWA Career Development Centre on (08) 922 6500. or 800 999 67 for country callers or visit the National Training Information Service (NTIS) website at www. For details of the areas of study and the level of qualifications available in this sector of industry. although the course may involve work experience.wa. 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. TAFE or Private Training Providers Another option in gaining a qualification in Aquaculture is to study with a Private Training Provider or TAFE college. or visit the TAFEWA website at www. 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. A traineeship involves employment in the industry as well as training through a registered training organisation that delivers traineeships. gov.ntis. Some secondary schools offer special vocational (VET) courses where 6 . For more information about traineeships and details of how to sign up as a trainee in aquaculture see Page 69. You may be eligible for Youth Allowance Payments from Centrelink. Check out the TAFEWA Full-time Studies Guide (available from newsagents) to find out about full-time courses.au.edu.

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

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

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

However. take into consideration that many Conservation positions are voluntary. Another option is to ring the TAFEWA Career Development Centre on (08) 922 6500. Check with your local Centrelink office about this matter. talk to the VET Co-ordinator at your school.edu. tafe. You may be eligible for Youth Allowance payments while you study.gov. Some secondary schools offer special vocational (VET) courses where you can obtain a Certificate 1 in Conservation and Land Management. Check out the TAFEWA Full-time Studies Guide (available from newsagents) for information about full-time courses. 20 .getactiv8ed. For details of part-time courses and contact details of college information officers look on the same website. although the course may involve work experience.wa. For more information.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. or 800 999 67 for country callers. 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.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. For details of the areas of study and the level of qualifications available in this sector of industry. or online at www. so you may find it difficult to find an employer.au. visit the www. the better your chances of gaining employment.ntis. or units of competency towards a Certificate 1 or II. 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. You can also visit the National Training Information Service (NTIS) website www.

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

22 . The value of exports is almost $78 million. Whilst the industry is small by national standards. on average. The WA herd is recognised as being the highest producing herd in the country as each cow. Major employers are the four processors. accounting for around % of world dairy trade. WA dairy farmers are among the most efficient in the nation.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 $4.4 billion.750 employees on farms and in manufacturing jobs.6 million per annum (GDP) to the state economy. produces more litres of milk than cows in the other states. Australia is one of the world’s leading exporters of dairy products. The largest concentration of dairy farms is found within a 200km radius of Bunbury The Western Australian dairy industry contributes more than $9. The Dairy Industry in WA is mainly concentrated around the South West region and comprises a mix of irrigated and dryland farms. running larger operations than the national average. The WA dairy sector employs about 2.

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

Consider the following entry-level training options.wa.ntis.au. (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. stock agents. Check out the TAFEWA Handbook (available at newsagents) for information about full-time courses. distributors etc. or 800 999 67 for country callers. 2 . For details and how to sign up as a Trainee in Agriculture (Dairy) see Page 69. but you will need to talk to your local Centrelink office about this matter. 7.au for a list of all training organisations and courses. The website also provides details of part-time courses and contact details of college information officers. A Traineeship involves employment in the industry as well as training at a Registered Training Organisation that delivers Traineeships. 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).tafe. or online at www. 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.gov. You do not need to be employed in the industry to complete a course of study. Another option is to ring the TAFEWA Career Development Centre on (08) 922 6500.6. You may be eligible for Youth Allowance payments. You can also visit the National Training Information Service (NTIS) website www. Education & Training Australian Apprenticeships Traineeships You can complete a Traineeship in Agriculture (Dairy). Talk to people currently employed or associated with the industry. However. This may be one of the TAFE Colleges or a Private Training Provider listed on Page 73. truck drivers.edu.

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

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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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

School
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

Career possibilities include Rural Consultant. 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.Tertiary Building on their industry experience with a university degree has proven a successful career pathway for many people. Farm Manager. later in life. For further information on courses related to this area of study. Research & Development Roles and many more. Rural Finance Officer. Many others enter tertiary studies straight from school or from other careers. 29 .

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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.au 3 .com. 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.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. both within Australia and Overseas.

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

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

au.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. 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. Check with your local Centrelink office about this matter.edu.gov.ntis. For parttime courses and contact details of college information officers look on the same website.tafe. although the course may involve work experience. 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. You can also visit the National Training Information Service (NTIS) website www. Another option is to ring the TAFEWA Career Development Centre on (08) 922 6500.wa. 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.au for a list of all training organisations and courses. You do not need to be actually employed in the industry to complete a course of study. or 800 999 67 for country callers. Some 3 .

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

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

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

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

Opportunities exist to enhance employment and career prospects in Poultry or associated industries by gaining a university qualification. 39 . 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. and many more. For further information on courses related to this area of study it is suggested you visit the university websites listed on Page 78. horticulture and related areas. 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. later in life.

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

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

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

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

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

5 . Some secondary schools offer special vocational (VET) courses where you can obtain a Certificate 1 in Rural Operations. Tertiary Building on their industry experience with a university degree has proven a successful career pathway for many people.School Currently there is no specific School Based Traineeship being delivered in Rural Merchandising. horticulture and related areas. For further information on courses related to this area of study visit the university websites listed on Page 78. Opportunities exist to enhance employment and career prospects in the Rural Merchandising or associated industries by gaining a university qualification. Careers include Marketing or Agribusiness type roles.net website. visit the www. 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. later in life.getactiv8ed. or contact the Department of Education and Training. Some enter tertiary studies straight from school. 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. Have a look at the section on the WA Colleges of Agriculture and the Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon (see Page 77). However. and others from alternative careers. 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).

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

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

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

the better your chances will be of gaining employment. Many others enter tertiary studies straight from school or from other careers. It is also useful to undertake some Structured Workplace Learning in the industry (see Page 8). 9 . 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. Have a look at the section on the WA Colleges of Agriculture and the Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon (see Page 77). Graduate professional and technical positions are available in natural resource management. marine science and other interesting fields of endeavour. The more industry experience you have. For further information on courses related to this area of study it is suggested you visit the university websites listed on Page 78. All offer full-time courses leading to the Certificate of Secondary Education and nationally recognised vocational certificates. 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 Seafood or associated industries by gaining a university qualification. later in life.School School Based Traineeships are available in the Seafood industry in Western Australia. This would give you some relevant industry experience. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Today. 3. when the cutting of trees was done by hand and teams of oxen were used to take the logs to the sawmill. 5.Forest and Timber Products The Forest and Timber Products industry has changed a lot since its beginnings in the early 800s. 7. 6. 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 . each of which offer a wide range of career opportunities. The work environment is high tech where highly skilled workers are required to use the latest equipment. 2. the industry consists of seven distinct sectors. The following are examples of the types of occupations available in each sector of the industry: . .

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

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

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

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

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

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

For further information on courses related to this area of study. Careers include. Disease Control Units. Private Veterinary Practices. 6 . Quarantine Services. This training may be beneficial for students wishing to enter into further training in Veterinary Nursing. 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 Veterinary or associated industries by gaining a university qualification. Have a look at the section on the WA Colleges of Agriculture and the Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon (see Page 77). 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. Veterinary Research and many more. it is suggested you visit the university websites listed on Page 78. horticulture and related areas. later in life.Agriculture Colleges Agricultural Colleges offer education and training opportunities for secondary students seeking careers in agriculture and related rural industries.

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

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

or contact the Department of Education and Training. 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. For information about part-time courses and contact details of college information officers look on the same website.500.edu.net website. for information about full-time courses. 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.au. 67 . For more information talk to the VET Co-ordinator at your school. visit the www. Have a look at the section on the WA Colleges of Agriculture and the Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon (see Page 77). It is also useful to undertake some Structured Workplace Learning in the industry (see Page 8).au for a list of all training organisations and courses.gov. 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.ntis. or 800 999 67 for country callers. Another option is to ring the TAFEWA Career Development Centre on (08) 922 6.tafe.at www.getactiv8ed. Agricultural Colleges Agricultural Colleges offer education and training opportunities for secondary students seeking careers in agriculture and related rural industries. horticulture and related areas. the better your chances will be of gaining employment.wa. You can also visit the National Training Information Service (NTIS) website www.

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

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

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

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

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

au. Agriculture (including Wool) .Training Providers C. Please note.edu.tafe. 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 .wa.det.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.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 . it may be incomplete and is subject to change.Y.wa.edu.au/apprenticentre or explore your options under “Courses” on the TAFEWA website at www. Check out the Department of Education and Training’s official list of Registered Training Providers at www.Training Providers Applied Vocational Training Challenger TAFE Swan TAFE (08) 956 060 (08) 9239 889 (08) 9267 7500 Conservation and Land Management . that while every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided.

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.Y.Training Providers Central West TAFE . 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 .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 .

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 . For further information you can telephone the Australian Apprenticeships Centre on 3 38 73. the Living Away From Home Allowance.gov. Their role is to help you find a Registered Training Organisation. where applicable. organise the payment of the eligible employer financial incentive and.australianapprenticeships. contact one of the AACs listed below or visit the website at www.au.Australian Apprenticeships Centres (AACs) Australian Apprenticeships Centres are contracted by the Government to promote traineeships and apprenticeships. register the training contract.

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

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

muresk. It may also be worth enquiring if any of the units can be offered externally where this study option would suit your situation.au Murdoch University www.edu. Please contact these universities for a list of their course outlines.murdoch.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. which may coincide with university holidays.edu. Practical experience may consist of seasonal employment such as mustering. University of Western Australia www.nd.uwa. Graduates with Bachelor or Honours Degrees in agricultural or horticultural areas of study find employment within a wide range of government departments.fnas. Degrees also provide graduates with skills for self employment opportunities.edu. or seeding. Many of these universities not only deliver their courses on campus but also specialise in Distance Education.au Curtin University of Technology www. private organisations and educational institutions.ecu.au University of Notre Dame www. 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.edu.Universities University agricultural graduates are in high demand.au Edith Cowan University www.curtin. This is becoming a popular way 78 . harvesting.edu.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

docep.gov.gov. Centrelink Youth Allowance www. Austudy 13 24 90 If you are aged over 25 and enrolled as a full-time student. WAGELINE For wage information call 300 655 266.au 87 . Austudy will help with your study costs. You can visit the Centrelink website or call the numbers provided.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. Abstudy payments may be able to help you stay at school or go on to further study. Abstudy 13 23 17 For Indigenous students. It consists of fortnightly living allowance payments as well as additional components to help with the cost associated with attending school. www.wa.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.

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Conservation and Land Management and Animal Care.Level 2 (Agricultural College Level) Certificate I in Rural Operations (High School Level) Similar qualification pathways exist in Horticulture.Level 3 (Trade Level) Certificate III in Agriculture Certificate II in Agriculture Farm/Station Worker Traineeship . 95 .Level 4 Farm Operations Traineeship .NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR AGRICULTURE Agricultural Business Owner Agricultural Business Manager TAFE Lecturer Advanced Diploma in Agriculture Diploma in Agriculture Agriculture Business Manager Agricultural College Trainer Certificate IV in Agriculture Supervisor Agricultural Department Tech Quarantine Inspector Traineeship .

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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. What you can do to make the most of your super There are some important facts to remember when you are starting your super. so check with your employer. This means that you can take it with you if you change jobs. your super fund or the Tax Office. 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). 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. this will affect the amount of fees you pay and your end benefits. By reading the Product Disclosure Statement you can compare investment options and performance as well as understand the balance between investment risk and rewards. � � Your super fund will generally allow you to make a choice about where your savings are invested. What is super? Superannuation is money you save and invest while you are working. your employer will make a choice for you. If you don't make a nomination. you can contact Pat Breuer from Prime Super on 0429 410 426. � � You can grow your super quickly if you make personal contributions. to live on when you retire. Check these features when you start comparing super products and you will be off to a great start. 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. deducted regularly from your pay. Disclaimer: This publication provides general information only and may not be relied on as personal legal or financial advice. . Prime Super (ABN 60 562 335 823) is a Regulated Superannuation Fund issued by Farm Plan Pty Limited (ABN 81 067 241 016. There are eligibility rules. AFSL 219723). It's helpful if you have this information ready when you start your new job. � � One of the important features of most super funds is that it is portable. 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. can also tailor the cover to suit your own particular circumstances. 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.Make the most of your super when you start work. 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. A Product Disclosure statement can be obtained from the issuer by calling 1800 675 839.

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