Job Qualification Possible job/career expectations
Assistant Piggery Attendant Certificate I in Rural Operations Assistant piggery attendant positions are usually the beginning of a career in the pig production industry. Duties may include: basic handling of pigs including feeding, watering and moving; operating machinery and equipment; controlling pests.
Piggery Attendant Certificate II in Agriculture Piggery attendants are likely to be involved in a wide range of tasks, and to work under limited supervision. Their tasks may include: basic animal husbandry including assisting with farrowing (birth) of pigs; handling and using chemicals; operating machinery and equipment.
Senior Piggery Attendant Certificate III in Agriculture
(Pig Production)
A senior piggery attendant is likely to be involved in a wide range of piggery operations and to carry out daily production unit routines unsupervised. Their duties may include: pig handling, feeding and treating disease; piggery operations including identification, selection and mating of pigs; disposing of piggery effluent; operating machinery and equipment.
Piggery Unit Supervisor Certificate IV in Agriculture A piggery unit supervisor has responsibility for a number of workers and a range of piggery activities including: supervision of pig production activities; supervising and training staff; herd health management, budget and stock control; nutrition and feeding management.
Piggery Unit Manager Diploma of Agriculture or Rural Business Management A piggery unit manager is likely to have significant responsibilities in managing pig production activities. Their duties may include: property planing and management; livestock breeding and production; staff management; business planning and operations.
Piggery Manager Advanced Diploma of Agriculture or Rural Business Management A piggery manager has the primary responsibility for ensuring that the piggery production enterprise is successfully managed. These responsibilities may include: human resource management; managing production systems; product marketing; strategic planning; rural enterprise management.