Poultry Farm Worker Courses

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What does a Poultry Farm Worker do?

A Poultry Farm Worker assists with the daily tasks required to run a poultry farm. You might have to feed and water poultry and make sure the chickens are in good health. Poultry Farm Workers may have to collect eggs or monitor eggs while they are in an incubator. You’ll ensure cages and hatcheries are clean and you might be tasked with getting poultry or eggs ready for transport.

A Poultry Farm Worker has to perform various physical tasks so it’s important you are up to the demands of the job. You’ll need to be comfortable working with animals and you may also have to operate a range of farm machinery. Your job may involve long hours and you might be required to work outdoors in all sorts of weather conditions.

Poultry Farm Worker Courses

There are 4 courses available for people who want to become a Poultry Farm Worker.

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How much does a Poultry Farm Worker earn?

In Australia, a full time Poultry Farm Worker 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 Poultry Farm Worker?

The number of people working as a Poultry Farm Worker has increased slightly in recent years. There are currently 3,200 people working in this role in Australia compared to 2,900 five years ago. Poultry Farm Workers may find work across all regions of Australia but mostly in regional or rural areas.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Poultry Farm Worker?

To become a Poultry Farm Worker, consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Poultry Production. This course explores topics including poultry welfare, caring for day-old chicks, sexing young chicks and incubating eggs. You could also enrol in a Certificate II in Agriculture which allows you to specialise in an area that suits your career plans.

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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.