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What does a Vineyard Hand do?

A Vineyard Hand attends to the daily duties involved in growing and harvesting grapes. Your job might involve preparing soil or planting vines and ensuring the grapes are in good health. You might have to irrigate the crop, control weeds or pick the grapes when they’re ready. A Vineyard Hand may also prepare the fruit for sale or for wine production by getting it packaged and ready for transport.

A Vineyard Hand will need to be able to operate a range of equipment and tools and be able to perform a lot of physical work. You’ll need to be ready to work in a range of weather conditions and be able to follow instructions. Vineyard Hands need good attention to detail and will often have to attend to several tasks at once. You’ll often be working as part of a team so you’ll need to be a good communicator.

Vineyard Hand Courses

There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Vineyard Hand.

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How much does a Vineyard Hand earn?

In Australia, a full time Vineyard Hand 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 Vineyard Hand?

The number of people working as a Vineyard Hand has dropped slightly over the last five years. There are 4,500 Vineyard Hands currently working in Australia. This work is found in areas of Australia where conditions are suitable for making wine.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Vineyard Hand?

A Diploma of Viticulture is a great qualification if you’re planning a career as a Vineyard Hand. This two year course covers all aspects of growing grapes and producing wine.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within production horticulture and winemaking. 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.