Every year, Australian agriculture is making the world a little better. Today as we celebrate National Agriculture Day, it's the perfect time to consider a career in agriculture, and get a head start with ag sector training.
Using scientific advancements and innovations in technology our Aussie farmers feed more people, more sustainably, with every passing year. As a result, the Australian community enjoys food that is safe, affordable and nutritious, while wearing some of the world’s most loved natural fibres.
Whether it’s helping feed a hungry world, caring for our environment, or creating jobs in disadvantaged communities – every day our agricultural sector is doing good for our community and providing jobs and careers for thousands of Australians. This is an industry definitely worth getting into!
In 2017, there was approximately 85,681 farm businesses in Australia, 99 percent of which are Australian owned and operated. Each Australian farmer produces enough food to feed 600 people; 150 at home and 450 overseas.
Australian farmers produce almost 93 percent of Australia’s daily domestic food supply, and the gross value of Australian farm production in 2016-17 was $60 billion.
As of 2016-17, there was 304,200 people directly employed in Australian agriculture. The complete agricultural supply chain, including the affiliated food and fibre industries, provides over 1.6 million jobs to the Australian economy.
Get started on your career in agriculture
The agriculture industry is an exciting and rewarding place to be. Whether it's hands-on working a farm, with livestock or growing crops, behind the scenes in scientific research, or working on land management and conservation, there really is something for everyone. And it all starts with training!
Check our course list to see what options are available - from entry level qualifications through to higher level specialist training, you'll find something to suit you.
You can also take a look at what's on offer at Muresk Institute, Western Australia's skills hub for modern agriculture. There's a huge range of courses running throughout the year at Muresk, from short specialist programs through to full qualifications.
Muresk Institute is on a fully working farm, giving you the opportunity to do your training in a real life agricultural farm setting and gain hands-on experience from industry experts.