Job Qualification Possible job/career expectations
Assistant Farmhand Certificate I in Rural Operations Farm assistant jobs are usually the beginning of a career in the viticulture industry. Work undertaken usually involves working under direct supervision and can include: planting and pruning vines and picking grapes; carrying out basic post harvest processes such as grading and sorting.
Farmhand Certificate II in Agriculture or Production Horticulture The production horticulture farmhand is likely to be involved in a wide range of growing and harvesting tasks under limited supervision. Tasks could include: operating tractors and equipment; undertaking irrigation activities; establishing and maintaining vines; treating weeds, pests and diseases.
Tradesperson Certificate III in Agriculture or Production Horticulture The production horticulture tradesperson has responsibility for a number of workers and planting, growing and harvesting activities including: preparing soils for planting; implementing vine plantings and maintenance programs; coordinating harvesting; and supervising work site activities.
Supervisor Certificate IV in Agriculture or Production Horticulture The production horticulture supervisor likely to have significant responsibilities in managing planting, growing and harvesting activities including: developing wine nutrition programs; supervising staff, machinery and supplies; operating within budgets.
Manager Diploma of Agriculture, Production Horticulture or Rural Business Management A viticulture manager is likely to have significant responsibilities in managing vineyard activities including: property planning and management; crop management and production; staff management; business planning and operations.
Business Manager Advanced Diploma of Agriculture, Production Horticulture or Rural Business Management The production horticulture business manager has the primary responsibility to ensure that the vineyard enterprise is successfully managed. Responsibilities may include: business planning; managing people, physical resources and business capital; marketing and promotion.