Dairy Farm Manager Courses

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What does a Dairy Farm Manager do?

A Dairy Farm Manager is responsible for the daily running of farms producing milk and dairy products. You’ll be in charge of breeding and raising dairy cattle and keeping them in optimum physical health. Dairy Farm Managers need to prepare pasture and fodder for dairy cows and oversee the milking schedule. You’ll need to ensure all equipment is properly maintained and all hygiene and animal care practices meet industry regulations. Your role as Dairy Farm Manager means you also need to organise the sale and collection of the milk supply.

A Dairy Farm Manager works long hours with very early starts. You’ll need to have good animal handling skills and be able to supervise a team of workers. Your role involves a lot of business administration and you’ll need to make sure the farm is profitable. Dairy Farm Managers need to be adaptable because you might be called on to do anything from fixing a fence to delivering a calf.

Dairy Farm Manager Courses

There are 5 courses available for people who want to become a Dairy Farm Manager.

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How much does a Dairy Farm Manager earn?

In Australia, a full time Dairy Farm Manager generally earns $1,440 per week ($74,880 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 a Dairy Farm Manager?

There are 11,200 Dairy Farm Managers in Australia and this number has dropped a little in recent times. Five years ago there were 13,100 people working in this role. Dairy Farm Managers can find work in rural areas of Australia where conditions are suitable for this farming industry.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Dairy Farm Manager?

A Certificate IV in Agribusiness is a good course to look into if you’re planning a career as a Dairy Farm Manager. This is a 12 month course, but you could also consider a Diploma of Agriculture or an Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within livestock and animal production. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.