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What does a Sustainable Farmer do?

A Sustainable Farmer works on an agricultural operation using farming practices that protect the property from long term environmental impacts. You’ll work in a range of agricultural industries but will carry out your duties using sustainable principles and practices. Sustainable Farmers usually make use of natural systems based on ecological patterns to manage their farm. You’ll be dedicated to harvesting your product without having a negative effect on the environment.

A Sustainable Farmer must be passionate about farming but also about protecting ecological systems. You’ll spend a lot of time outdoors and need to be prepared to work in a range of weather conditions. Sustainable farming can involve a lot of manual labour and heavy lifting and you’ll often work very long days. You’ll need a strong understanding of how sustainable farming works and how to create a quality product using these principles.

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How much does a Sustainable Farmer earn?

In Australia, a full time Sustainable 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 a Sustainable Farmer?

Currently there are 178,500 people working as a farmer in Australia, but only a small number of these will be classified as a Sustainable Farmer. The number of people working in this industry is expected to drop slightly over the next five years. Sustainable Farmers work in rural or remote regions of Australia.

Source: The Labour Market Information Portal – 2019 Occupation Projections

How do I become a Sustainable Farmer?

If a career as a Sustainable Farmer interests you, consider enrolling in a Diploma of Permaculture. This course takes between 12 and 24 months and covers all the principles and practices of permaculture farming.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within permaculture. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

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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.