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What does a Farm Manager do?

A Farm Manager oversees the general running of a farm to make sure everything is operating effectively and profitably. The Farm Manager will not only supervise other workers on the farm, you’ll also look after the business side of things. Farm Managers need to plan ahead and make decisions about all aspects of farming: when to plant and harvest, how to manage weather conditions and how to get the best product to sell at market. They also make sure the farm follows correct procedures and meets all industry regulations.

Being a Farm Manager is hard work with long days and plenty of physical labour. You’ll be in a farm supervisor role, so good leadership skills are essential. You’ll also need to be good at administrative tasks and be able use computers and other office technology. A Farm Manager still need to be hands on though, so you’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors getting your hands dirty.

Farm Manager Courses

There are 9 courses available for people who want to become a Farm Manager.

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How much does a Farm Manager earn?

In Australia, a full time 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 Farm Manager?

In Australia, there are 178,500 people working as a farmer or Farm Manager. Over the next five years, this number is expected to reduce slightly. Most farm management work can be found in rural or remote areas of Australia.

Source: The Labour Market Information Portal – 2019 Occupation Projections

How do I become a Farm Manager?

Being a Farm Manager requires a complex set of skills so you could try a Certificate IV in Agriculture or Agribusiness. You’ll want to cover not only the various aspects of farming, but also the administration and business skills needed to successfully manage a farm. Depending on your current skill level, you might also consider a Diploma of Agriculture or 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.