Job Qualification Possible job/career expectations
Fieldhand Certificate I in Rural Operations Sugar Cane Fieldhand jobs are usually the beginning of a career in sugar cane farming. The fieldhand is usually either an employee of a haulout and harvesting contractor or employed by a cane farmer, assisting with routine field duties. Work undertaken may include: basic field duties; machinery and equipment operations and maintenance.
Senior Fieldhand Certificate II in Agriculture The sugar cane senior fieldhand is likely to be involved in a wide range of farming tasks under limited supervision. The senior fieldhand is usually an employee of a haulout and harvesting contractor or employed by a cane farmer carrying out field duties. Tasks could include: operating tractors and equipment; chemical application; crop maintenance; farm maintenance.
Field Tradesperson Certificate III in Agriculture
(Sugar Production)
A sugar cane field tradesperson is an skilled worker, and is likely to be involved in co-ordinating a wide range of sugar cane cultivation and/or harvesting operations including: monitoring cane production and harvesting; farm maintenance; specialised machinery and equipment operation; coaching workers; implementing sustainable management practices; communicating with sugar industry organisations, suppliers and contractors.
Advanced Field Tradesperson Certificate IV in Agriculture The advanced field tradesperson has responsibility for coordinating farm activities and workers engaged in a sugar cane production and/or sugar cane harvesting including: supervision of planting and crop maintenance activities; planning and coordination of haulout and harvesting operations; staff supervision and training; budget and stock control; specialised machinery and equipment management.
Farm Business Manager Diploma of Agriculture or Rural Business Management The farm business manager is likely to have significant responsibilities in managing sugar cane 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 rural business manager has the primary responsibility to ensure that the sugar cane farm enterprise is successfully managed. Responsibilities may include: whole farm planning and management; managing production systems; product marketing; strategic planning; rural enterprise management.