Livestock Transporter Courses

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What does a Livestock Transporter do?

A Livestock Transporter is responsible for moving animals from their farm or agricultural facility to saleyards, markets or other destinations. You might have to get livestock ready for transport and organise appropriate vehicles. Livestock Transporters may be involved with loading animals onto trucks, driving a heavy vehicle and ensuring animal welfare during transportation. You might also have to unload livestock at their destination.

Being a Livestock Transporter can be a physically demanding role. You’ll need to be physically fit and capable of driving long distances. You may have to handle various kinds of livestock so you’ll need to be comfortable working with animals. Livestock Transporters also need to be able to drive heavy vehicles and operate loading and unloading equipment.

Livestock Transporter Courses

There are 2 courses available for people who want to become a Livestock Transporter.

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How much does a Livestock Transporter earn?

In Australia, a full time Livestock Transporter generally earns $960 per week ($49,920 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 Livestock Transporter?

There are currently 137,200 people employed in the transport industry in Australia and a small percentage of them work as a Livestock Transporter. This number has remained steady over the last five years. Livestock Transporters may find work across all regions of Australia, but mostly in rural or regional areas.

Source: The Labour Market Information Portal – 2019 Occupation Projections

How do I become a Livestock Transporter?

If you’re thinking of becoming a Livestock Transporter you could enrol in a course preparing you to work with animals. A Certificate II or III in Shearing or a Certificate II or III in Agriculture may be appropriate.

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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.