Job Qualification Possible job/career expectations
Assistant Farmhand Certificate I in Rural Operations Cotton farmhand assistant jobs are usually the beginning of a career in the cotton industry. Work undertaken usually involves working under direct supervision and can include: basic field duties; machinery and equipment operations and maintenance.
Farmhand Certificate II in Agriculture The cotton farmhand is likely to be involved in a wide range of farming tasks under limited supervision. Tasks could include: operating tractors and equipment; undertaking irrigation activities; chemical application; crop maintenance; farm maintenance.
Field Equipment Operator Certificate III in Agriculture
(Cotton Production)
A cotton field equipment officer is a skilled farmhand, and is likely to be involved in co-ordinating a wide range of cotton farm operations including: irrigation operations and maintenance; harvesting; farm maintenance; machinery and equipment operation.
Field Supervisor Certificate IV in Agriculture The cotton field supervisor has responsibility for a number of workers and cotton farm activities including: supervision of planting and crop maintenance activities; staff supervision and training; budget and stock control; machinery and equipment management.
Farm Business Manager Diploma of Agriculture or Rural Business Management The cotton farm business manager is likely to have significant responsibilities in managing cotton farm activities including: property planning and management; crop management and production; staff management; business planning and operations.
Rural Business Manager Advanced Diploma of Agriculture or Rural Business Management The cotton farm business manager has the primary responsibility to ensure that the cotton farm enterprise is successfully managed. Responsibilities may include: whole farm planning and management; managing production systems; product marketing; strategic planning; rural enterprise management.