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What does a Station Manager do?

Station Managers supervise the overall running of cattle stations in remote areas of Australia. It’s a complex role which involves keeping the station productive by making crucial decisions about livestock production and organising your team of workers. But you’ll also need to make sure the station is profitable so your work will involve a lot of business planning and administrative tasks. You’ll need to know all the current regulations for your industry and make sure the station is meeting the necessary requirements.

Station Managers need to be flexible and able to perform a range of different tasks during any working day. You’ll spend a great deal of time outdoors and have to be capable of physically demanding jobs. Your work as a cattle manager will mean you’ll need to be good with livestock and you’ll have a lot people working under you so you’ll need to bring strong leadership qualities to the role. You’ll also need a good head for business and be able to conduct administration tasks when needed.

Station Manager Courses

There are 5 courses available for people who want to become a Station Manager.

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How much does a Station Manager earn?

In Australia, a full time Station 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 Station Manager?

While there are 178,500 people working as a farmer or farm manager in Australia, only a small percentage of these are working as Station Managers. The number of people in this industry is expected to reduce slightly over the next five years. You must be willing to live in a remote area of Australia if you wish to be a Station Manager.

Source: The Labour Market Information Portal – 2019 Occupation Projections

How do I become a Station Manager?

A Certificate IV in Agriculture or Agribusiness is a great entry point to working as a Station Manager. You’ll develop the skills needed to run a station successfully, including necessary business and administration skills. If you’re interested in further study you could enrol in 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.