Your first step into farming is likely to be as a farm assistant where you’ll learn the ropes and gain the skills needed to advance your career. Once you have one or two years’ experience, you can become a herd manager or assistant manager.
You can study a Certificate, Diploma or Degree qualification before you get a job or study part time while you work.
Primary ITO & Dairy Training
- L3 Dairy Livestock Husbandry – gain skills and knowledge in dairy breeding, health and husbandry
- L3 Milk Harvesting – for those new to the sector
- Quad bike licence
- Farm discussion groups
- QuickPlan – develop a life plan within two hours
- Personal budgeting templates
- MilkSmart – practical tips, advice, and ideas for milking smarter
- CalvingSmart – practical tips for pre and post calving
Improve lives, enhance the environment, design the future
Build your reputation from day one and you’ll go far in the dairy sector. Be an employee with the right attitude, skills and a willingness to learn.
Get a mentor
A mentor is someone already working or familiar with the career you choose; someone you respect and can use as a sounding board for your ideas.
Employee information, tips and tricks for working in the dairy sector.
EMPLOYEE AND SELF-EMPLOYED CAREER PATHWAYS