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 sheep and wool industry. Work undertaken usually involves working under direct supervision and can include: basic handling of sheep including mustering, and administration of treatments; riding horses and motorbikes for mustering purposes; property maintenance; operation of machinery and equipment.
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 sheep including mustering, lambing, slaughtering and preparation of sheep for competition; property maintenance; machinery and equipment operation.
Senior Stationhand or Farmhand Certificate III in Agriculture
(Sheep and Wool Production)
A senior stationhand or farmhand is a skilled worker and is likely to be involved in coordinating a wide range of sheep and wool and property operations including: handling of sheep including transport, lambing and parasite control; caring for working dogs; property maintenance; maintaining property water supplies.
Head Stockman Certificate IV in Agriculture A head stockman has responsibility for a number of workers and a range of sheep and wool and property operations including: supervising of sheep feeding and handling operations; preparation of sheep and facilities for shearing; property and water supply maintenance; managing vehicle and equipment maintenance; 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 sheep and wool 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 sheep and wool enterprise is successfully managed, these responsibilities may include: whole farm planning and management; managing production systems; marketing of products; strategic planning; rural enterprise management.