Job Qualification Possible job/career expectations
Assistant Farmhand Certificate I in Rural Operations Assistant farmhand jobs are usually the beginning of a career in the produce/crop growing industry. Work undertaken usually involves working under direct supervision and can include: planting and picking crops; carrying out basic post harvest processes such as dipping, grading and sorting.
Production Horticulture Farmhand Certificate II in 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 crops; treating weeds, pests and diseases.
Production Horticulture Tradesperson Certificate III in Production Horticulture The production horticulture tradesperson is a skilled worker who has responsibility for a number of workers and growing activities including: preparing soils for planting; implementing crop plantings and maintenance programs; coordinating harvesting; supervising work site activities.
Production Horticulture Supervisor Certificate IV in Production Horticulture The production horticulture supervisor is likely to have significant responsibilities in managing produce/crop growing and harvesting activities including: developing plant nutrition programs; supervising staff, machinery and supplies; operating within budgets.
Production Horticulture Manager Diploma of Agriculture, Production Horticulture or Rural Business Management The production horticulture manager is likely to have significant responsibilities in managing growing and harvesting and related property activities including: developing planting programs and production plans; preparing and monitoring budget and financial reports; managing business operations.
Production Horticulture Business Manager Advanced Diploma of Agriculture or Rural Business Management The production horticulture business manager has responsibility for ensuring that the fruit growing enterprise is successfully managed. Responsibilities may include: business planning; managing people, physical resources and business capital; marketing and promotion.