General operations include cultivation, seed drilling, harvesting of cereals, root and forage crops, hedge cutting, and agricultural lime and manure spreading.
Generally, Agricultural Contractors qualifications include:
- On-the-job training
- Correct class of drivers licence for heavy machinery
- National Certificate in Rural Contracting
- National Certificate in Agricultural Contracting
- Diploma in Agriculture
- Diploma in Agri-business Management
- Bachelor of Agri-business / Agri-science
- Bachelor of Business Studies
Watch this video about a day in the life of an Agricultural Contractor.
Read stories about people and their journeys to successful dairy sector careers.
“I studied a degree in farm management then went overseas and saw farming systems around the world. The knowledge I gained from travel, practical experience and university is invaluable.”
Matt Benton | Farm Consultant
Recommended secondary school subjects include English, Biology, Chemistry, Statistics and Modelling; Science, Maths with Calculus, Economics / Accounting, Geography.
It’s preferred you have a tertiary qualification. Find out about the course, the campus, city life, and lifestyle you can expect, find out where to study.