Organic Farmer Courses

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What does an Organic Farmer do?

An Organic Farmer operates a farm that does not use chemicals like pesticides or herbicides when producing fruit and vegetables or grain. Organic livestock farmers use only organic feed and don’t use things like hormones or additives when raising their animals. An Organic Farmer will do a range of daily tasks to keep a farm running effectively. You might be planting or harvesting crops, tending to livestock, irrigating your produce or making general repairs around the farm.

Organic Farmers spend most of their day outdoors and you’ll need to work in all sorts of weather conditions. The work is physically demanding and you’ll put in a lot of hours. You’ll need a passion for organic farming and a strong understanding of how to keep your organic certification. Organic Farmers will need to be good with animals if you have livestock and you’ll also have to be ready to work with various farm equipment.

Organic Farmer Courses

There is one course available for people who want to become an Organic Farmer.

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How much does an Organic Farmer earn?

In Australia, a full time Organic Farmer 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 an Organic Farmer?

Although there are 178,500 people working as a farmer in Australia, only a small percentage of these are Organic Farmers. The number of people working in this industry is expected to drop slightly over the next five years. Organic Farmers usually work in rural or remote regions of Australia.

Source: The Labour Market Information Portal – 2019 Occupation Projections

How do I become an Organic Farmer?

If you’re considering becoming an Organic Farmer think about enrolling in the Diploma of Organic Farming. This 12 month course covers various topics about organic farming and will help you plan to get your farm ready for organic certification.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within livestock and animal production, permaculture and production horticulture. 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.