Agriculture is Australia’s second largest export industry. Valued at $60 billion, it supports 1.6 million jobs across supply chain areas such as production, retail, logistics, processing and marketing.

As the nation’s largest grain-growing region and a significant producer of Australia’s meat, livestock, dairy, wool, horticulture and honey products, Western Australia's agricultural sector offers many career opportunities, from working with livestock on a farm through to scientific research.

There really is something for everyone, and now is a great time to join this growing industry sector and start your journey to upskill or change direction to a new career path!

Search through the occupation profiles to find out more

Australia's agriculture industry.
Australia's agriculture industry.
Australia's agriculture industry.
Australia's agriculture industry.
Australia's agriculture industry.

Skills Ready: Free training and more!

Skills ready.

We’re making training affordable and accessible so you can boost your skills and be job ready as the WA economy recovers.

How about a free training course — yes... free! Or choose from over 70 half-price qualifications that match up with where the jobs are.

To meet the specific needs of businesses for COVID-19,  we have new skill sets — fast track training to get you job ready — and to make sure anyone can get skills ready we have made a range of courses available online at TAFE colleges.

Take a look!


Agriculture offers a huge range of training options. Use the course search below to find out more (select from the options under Industry area, and/or the keyword search, to refine the results). Select a qualification or course title to see a list of training providers in Western Australia who deliver it – then select a provider to find out more. 

Using this course list
The list presented here is only for this industry category.  You can select a qualification or course title to see a list of training providers in Western Australia who deliver it – then select a provider to find out more.
A full course list across all industry areas is available here

Industry categories
The list of courses displayed for a selected industry category is intended to assist individuals learn more about occupation and training pathways, and may not represent all possible pathways for an industry.  For further assistance on occupation and training pathways please contact your nearest Jobs and Skills Centre on 13 64 64. 

Please note
The vocational education and training (VET) courses delivered in Western Australia on this course list are funded through the Department of Training and Workforce Development; these are referred to as publicly funded training.  A range of qualifications and courses for priority industry areas and occupations are subsidised under Jobs and Skills WA, to reduce the cost of training in priority skill areas. To find out more about which courses are subsidised, please take a look at the information available on the main Training page.

Other non-publicly funded courses are available through TAFE colleges and private providers; however these are not included in this course list. To find these other courses, you can search a list of all VET courses in WA via the website.

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    Agricultural Chemical Skill Set

    National ID : AHCSS00074 | State ID : AD882

    Get specialised skills and knowledge for agriculture or farming - FEE FREE!

    If you work with chemicals in an agricultural or farming setting; and would like the skills to handle, transport, and store them safely — this is the short course for you!

    Broadacre Harvest Operations skill set

    State ID : AE387

    Start your career in agriculture — FEE FREE!

    The Broadacre Harvest Operations Skill Set will give anyone new to the agricultural industry the skills and knowledge to safely undertake employment for harvest operations in the broadacre sector. Gain the knowledge to safely operate a range of machinery used for harvest — including commercial tractors, headers, augurs and the chaser-bin.  You'll also learn how to undertake agricultural crop harvesting.

    Broadacre Seeding Operations Skill Set

    State ID : AE400

    Sow the seeds for a career in agriculture — FEE FREE!

    If you’d like to kickstart your career in the agriculture industry where you could work in the beautiful pastures of WA's south west or the golden fields of the Wheatbelt, this skill set is for you! You will gain the knowledge and skills to safely apply chemicals and operate a range of machinery used for seeding — including tractors, boomsprays and air seeders — to comply with work health and safety procedures.

    Certificate II in Agriculture

    National ID : AHC20116 | State ID : BCZ7

    Get ready for a career in agriculture!

    Get qualified as a farm hand with the Certificate II in Agriculture and gain job ready skills to set you up for a wide range of career options across agriculture, agribusiness and rural operations.

    Certificate II in Animal Care

    National ID : ACM20121 | State ID : BGQ7

    Doggone it, what a great career!

    If you’re just starting out on your dream of working with animals, this is a great place to start! This nationally recognised training course qualifies you for support roles at animal shelters, kennels, pet shops, and wildlife centres — the perfect way to kickstart your career in animal care, or gain the skills and experience to get you into other areas such as veterinary nursing.

    Certificate II in Aquaculture

    National ID : SFI20119 | State ID : BEI8

    Nothing fishy going on here — it's your new career!

    This qualification is your first step towards an exciting career in the aquaculture industry! You'll build a great range of skills and knowledge that will get you job ready to work as a field hand in a range of aquaculture operations.

    Certificate II in Meat Processing (Abattoirs)

    National ID : AMP20316 | State ID : BDI0

    Are you interested in a career in WA's meat industry?

    With Australians eating around 25kg of beef per person in 2018–19 (MLA State of the Industry Report — 2020), the meat industry makes a significant contribution to the Australian economy. This means secure work and in demand skills for those looking for a stable career in this sector!

    Certificate II in Rural Operations

    National ID : AHC21216 | State ID : BDE2

    Ready to moooo-ve into a career as a farmhand?

    This certificate will develop the skills required to start your career hands on in a cattle station as a farmhand, including livestock health and handling, fencing, and machinery operation.

    Certificate II in Shearing

    National ID : AHC21316 | State ID : BCY3

    A career in shearing wouldn't be baa-ad!

    Australia's wool industry is thriving, and we produce some of the highest quality fleece in the world. As a shearer, you could travel the country and enjoy working with farmers and wool producers. 

    Certificate II in Wool Handling

    National ID : AHC21416 | State ID : BDD3

    Here's a career with a difference!

    Australia's wool industry is strong, with our wool and fleece product considered some of the best quality in the world.

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    Muresk Institute: WA's agricultural skills hub

    Muresk Institute is Western Australia's skills hub for modern agriculture – offering a wide range of nationally accredited courses.

    You'll also find a great range of short courses, workshops and professional development, hand-picked from leading training providers and industry experts across the country available at Muresk.

    If you want to upskill, or acquire a new skill to keep up with the rapidly evolving agriculture industry, visit the Muresk Institute website to find out more about the courses available.

    Please note: Not all courses available at Muresk Institute are subsidised through Jobs and Skills WA.