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Agricultural Manager Courses

An Agricultural Manager coordinates the everyday operations at a farm, nursery or other agricultural production. You’ll be involved in planning the general running of the production from planting to harvesting and sale of your product at market. You may have to supervise other workers and organise duties like fertilising and irrigation. An Agricultural Manager needs to keep a close eye on market conditions and monitor things like weather and stock levels. You’ll also be involved in the financial side of running an agricultural endeavour so you’ll have to manage budgets and make sure you’re generating a profit.

An Agricultural Manager will usually be managing several activities at once so you’ll need to be organised. You’ll need to be a strong leader and be able to think ahead. You’ll have a lot of administrative tasks to do, but Agricultural Managers also spend a lot of time outdoors. You’ll be working long days in a range of weather conditions and will need to be capable of various manual labour tasks.

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Popular Agricultural Manager Courses

There are 4 courses available for people who want to become an Agricultural Manager.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Agricultural Manager earn?

In Australia, a full time Agricultural Manager generally earns $1,600 per week ($83,200 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an Agricultural Manager?

There are 178,500 people working in Australia as a farmer or farm manager and a small percentage of these are hired as Agricultural Managers. Over the next five years this number is expected to drop slightly. Most Agricultural Manager roles can be found in rural or remote areas of Australia.

Source: The Labour Market Information Portal – 2019 Occupation Projections

How do I become an Agricultural Manager?

An Advanced Diploma of Horticulture is a great qualification to have if you’re thinking of a career as an Agricultural Manager. This two year course has a focus on business administration and will give you the management and leadership skills you need to succeed in this role.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within production horticulture. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.