Job Qualification Possible job/career expectations
Farm Assistant Certificate I in Rural Operations Farm assistant jobs are usually the beginning of a career in the beef cattle industry. Work undertaken usually involves working under direct supervision and can include: basic cattle handling duties including mustering with horses and motorbikes; machinery and equipment operation; property maintenance.
Stationhand or Farmhand Certificate II in Agriculture A station hand or farmhand is likely to be involved in a wide range of tasks, working under limited supervision. Tasks could include: operation of machinery, equipment and ride-on farm vehicles; handling of cattle including mustering and preparation for competition, riding and handling horses; property maintenance.
Senior Stationhand or Farmhand Certificate III in Agriculture
(Beef Production)
A senior stationhand or farmhand is a skilled worker and is likely to be involved in coordinating a wide range of beef cattle and property operations including: handling of cattle including transport, calving, parasite control; constructing fences and servicing and repair of bores and windmills; advanced horse riding and handling.
Head Stockman Certificate IV in Agriculture A head stockman has responsibility for a number of workers and a range of beef cattle and property operations including: supervision of cattle operations including feeding, mating, and managing artificial breeding and embryo transfer programs; managing vehicle and equipment maintenance; repair and maintenance of property water supplies; supervising and training of staff.
Station or Farm Manager Diploma of Agriculture or Rural Business Management A farm or station manager is likely to have significant responsibilities in managing beef cattle production activities including: property planning and management; livestock breeding and production; marketing livestock; staff management; business planning and operations.
Rural Business Manager Advanced Diploma of Agriculture or Rural Business Management A rural business manager has the primary responsibility for ensuring that the beef cattle enterprise is successfully managed. These responsibilities may include: whole farm planning and management; managing production systems; marketing of products; strategic planning; rural enterprise management.