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Working with livestock is more than an Australian icon. It's a fulfilling and challenging career area that embraces husbandry, science, environmental concerns, animal welfare and more.

From handling to classing to shearing, Australian wool careers make Australia the largest producer of wool in the world, and the top producer of top quality wools.

The agricultural sector underpins much of Australia's culture and economy. Build a career on the land with agriculture courses from the grass roots to the advanced science of primary production. TAFE NSW specialist agriculture facilities are placed throughout the state.

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What job opportunities could an environment or agriculture course lead to?

An agriculture course can lead to a number of job opportunities; from animal husbandry, and animal welfare, to wool handling, agricultural machinery, and environmental science and efficiency.

Qualifications in agriculture can lead to a job as:

  • a meat or dairy producer 
  • a feedlot operations manager 
  • a shearer or wool classer 
  • an agribusiness manager
  • an organic farmer

The average weekly salary for a land care worker is $1,046. Whether you're just starting out in your agriculture career, you want to gain more qualifications, want to add to your previous experience, or you simply want to broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.

TAFE NSW courses in this area include:

  • Agriculture
  • Permaculture
  • Organic Farming
  • Mechanical Technology 
  • Wool Classing
  • Shearing
  • Dairy Production
  • Pork Production