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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.

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.

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TAFE NSW has a variety of marketing courses, ranging from short courses for beginners wanting to dip their toe into the marketing and communications industry, through to diploma level courses for experienced marketers wanting to hone their social media marketing and advertising skills.

What you learn from farm hand training will depend largely on the specific type of farm you want to work on. The agriculture courses at TAFE NSW gives you a general overview of farm hand training in areas such as meat and dairy farming, as well as a range of crop farming practices.

With a TAFE NSW wool classing qualification, and TAFE NSW’s valuable industry connections, you’ll be ready to begin your wool classing career the right way.

No matter the specific area of the agriculture industry you’re interested in, there is a TAFE NSW qualification to help you find your ideal career. From short courses and certificates, through to advanced diplomas, you’ll find the agriculture course you need to become qualified.

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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