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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Dairy Industry in WA is mainly concentrated around the South West region and comprises a mix of irrigated and dryland farms.750 employees on farms and in manufacturing jobs. Whilst the industry is small by national standards. The WA dairy sector employs about 2. WA dairy farmers are among the most efficient in the nation.6 million per annum (GDP) to the state economy. The largest concentration of dairy farms is found within a 200km radius of Bunbury The Western Australian dairy industry contributes more than $9. The value of exports is almost $78 million.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. produces more litres of milk than cows in the other states. Australia is one of the world’s leading exporters of dairy products. accounting for around % of world dairy trade. The WA herd is recognised as being the highest producing herd in the country as each cow. Major employers are the four processors. running larger operations than the national average.4 billion. 22 . on average.

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

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

Animal Nutritionist. horticulture and related areas.School You may start your training in Agriculture (Dairy) whilst still at school as a School Based Trainee. All offer full-time courses leading to the Certificate of Secondary Education and nationally recognised vocational certificates in agriculture. It is also useful to undertake some Structured Workplace Learning in the industry (see Page 8). 25 . visit the www. Careers include an Agricultural Scientist. (See Page 7) or as a VET student. 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. Professional Artificial Inseminator. later in life. For further information on courses related to this area of study 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. Herd Manager. or units of competency towards a Certificate 1 or II. Environmental Health Officer and many more.getactiv8ed. Some enter tertiary studies straight from school while others come to the industry from other careers. For more information talk to the VET Co-ordinator at your school. Some secondary schools offer special vocational (VET) courses where you can obtain a Certificate 1 in Rural Operations. the better your chances of gaining employment.net website or contact the Department of Education and Training. Opportunities exist to enhance employment and career prospects in the Dairy or allied 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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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com. both within Australia and Overseas. 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.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.au 3 .au Web: www. Thinking of traveling abroad on a Working Holiday? We may be able to assist with placement into a position before you leave.com.ruralenterprises.

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

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

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

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

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

How to Enter the Poultry Industry 1. 2. Look in the employment section of your local newspaper or check out the newspaper’s website. 3. The Job Network can help you find employment. Your local office can be accessed through this site. at a later stage.au where you will find employment opportunities as well as traineeships. There are a range of Certificate level courses from which to choose. Farmers. You do not need to be actually employed in the industry to complete a 37 . with a view to acquiring the skills common to all sectors of the industry.Distributors. 4. However. 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. Have a look at www. the specific skills you will require to work in the Poultry industry. A traineeship involves employment in the industry as well as training through a Registered Training Organisation that delivers traineeships. and seek to develop.jobsearch. For details of how to sign up as a Trainee see Page 69. (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.gov. Talk to people currently employed or associated with the industry .

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

later in life. 39 . 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. horticulture and related areas. and many more. This qualification may be beneficial for students wishing to enter into further training in the Poultry Industry. Careers include. For further information on courses related to this area of study it is suggested you visit the university websites listed on Page 78.full-time courses leading to the Certificate of Secondary Education and nationally recognised vocational certificates in agriculture. Opportunities exist to enhance employment and career prospects in Poultry or associated industries by gaining a university qualification. Poultry Farm Management.

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

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

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

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

For details and how to sign up as a Trainee in Rural Merchandising see Page 69.  . This may be a TAFE College or a Private Training Provider.wa.edu. although the course may involve work experience.ntis.gov. You may be eligible for Youth Allowance payments while you study. 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.Education & Training Australian Apprenticeships Traineeships You can complete a traineeship in Rural Merchandising. For details of parttime courses and contact details of college information officers look on the same website. or 800 999 67 for country callers. See Page 73 for a list of training providers. You can also visit the National Training Information Service (NTIS) website www. Check out the TAFEWA Handbook for full-time courses (available at newsagents) or online at www.au. 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 actually employed in the industry to complete a course of study. Another option is to ring the TAFEWA Career Development Centre on (08) 922 6500. (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.tafe.au for a list of all training organisations and courses. Check with your local Centrelink office about this matter.

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

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

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

For details of the areas of study and the level of qualifications available in this sector of industry. See Page 69 for more general information on traineeships.wa. You may be eligible for Youth Allowance payments while you study.ntis.det.tafe.gov.au for course and other information.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. check out the Seafood Pathways guide on Page 93 of this booklet.au for a list of all training organisations and courses. 8 . although the course may involve work experience.edu. TAFE & Private Training Providers Another option in gaining a qualification 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. You will find full details on their website at www.wa. You can confirm this by contacting your local Centrelink office. Also. A Traineeship involves employment in the industry as well as training through a Registered Training Organisation that delivers traineeships. most TAFE colleges have information officers who can provide you with course information.au/apprenticentre. Check out the TAFEWA Full-time Studies Guide (available at newsagents) or visit the TAFEWA website at www. Another option is to ring the TAFEWA Career Development Centre on (08) 922 6500. or 800 999 67 for country callers.edu. You can also visit the National Training Information Service (NTIS) website www.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

gov. Step 3 The Australian Apprenticeships Centre (AAC) will sign you up and give you and your employer advice on a suitable training provider. the next step is to find an employer willing to take you on.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. 72 .australianapprenticeships. Step 2 Having found employment. If you wish to investigate the possible training provider options. see following page. You can also contact the Australian Apprenticeship Centre by telephone on 3 38 73 for further advice. 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.au or contact one of the Australian Apprenticeships Centres for further information on how an Australian Apprenticeship works.

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

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 .Training Providers C.Training Providers Central West TAFE .Batavia Coast Maritime Institute Challenger TAFE – Fremantle Maritime Centre Coastal & Rural Training Services Great Southern TAFE Kimberley TAFE Swan Maritime Institute 7 .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 .Y.

where applicable.australianapprenticeships. organise the payment of the eligible employer financial incentive and.Australian Apprenticeships Centres (AACs) Australian Apprenticeships Centres are contracted by the Government to promote traineeships and apprenticeships. Their role is to help you find a Registered Training Organisation. contact one of the AACs listed below or visit the website at www. register the training contract. 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.au.gov.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Level 3 (Trade Level) Certificate III in Agriculture Certificate II in Agriculture Farm/Station Worker Traineeship . 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. 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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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. this will affect the amount of fees you pay and your end benefits. A Product Disclosure statement can be obtained from the issuer by calling 1800 675 839. 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. 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. � � Many super funds offer valuable 'automatic' or default insurance cover. to live on when you retire. 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. � � One of the important features of most super funds is that it is portable. � � Your super fund will generally allow you to make a choice about where your savings are invested. What you can do to make the most of your super There are some important facts to remember when you are starting your super. your super fund or the Tax Office. your employer will make a choice for you. 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. There are eligibility rules. . you can contact Pat Breuer from Prime Super on 0429 410 426. 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 means that you can take it with you if you change jobs. 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 don't make a nomination. Prime Super (ABN 60 562 335 823) is a Regulated Superannuation Fund issued by Farm Plan Pty Limited (ABN 81 067 241 016. Check these features when you start comparing super products and you will be off to a great start. What is super? Superannuation is money you save and invest while you are working. Disclaimer: This publication provides general information only and may not be relied on as personal legal or financial advice. AFSL 219723). � � You can grow your super quickly if you make personal contributions. deducted regularly from your pay. By reading the Product Disclosure Statement you can compare investment options and performance as well as understand the balance between investment risk and rewards.Make the most of your super when you start work. It's helpful if you have this information ready when you start your new job. so check with your employer. can also tailor the cover to suit your own particular circumstances.

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