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Piggery Attendant Courses

A Piggery Attendant works on the everyday tasks needed in the operation of a piggery. Attendants will have to get hands-on with the breeding and raising of pigs and will also have to help keep the animals in good health and peak condition. Your work might involve tending to the pastures and fodder to feed the pigs and maintaining the fences, pens and equipment around the piggery. You might also have to help with loading and transporting pigs.

Working in a piggery means you’ll need to be very comfortable with large animals. It can be a labour-intensive role so make sure you’re up to some heavy lifting and hard physical work. A Piggery Attendant spends a lot of time outdoors and will also need to operate various kinds of farm machinery. You’ll need to be able to work as part of a team and follow instructions from your supervisor.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Piggery Attendant earn?

In Australia, a full time Piggery Attendant 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 Piggery Attendant?

There are 31,500 people working as livestock farm workers in Australia and many of these are hired as Piggery Attendants. The industry is expected to see a slight rise in worker numbers over the next five years. The demand for Piggery Attendants varies throughout the states of Australia.

Source: The Labour Market Information Portal – 2019 Occupation Projections

How do I become a Piggery Attendant?

If you’re hoping to find work as a Piggery Attendant you could enrol in a Certificate II or III in Agriculture. These 9 or 12 month courses will give you the skills and knowledge needed to be a successful Piggery Attendant.

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Job Pathways

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