If you enjoy coming up with solutions to real problems, planning and organising practical projects of varying sizes and like working outdoors, then a career in the Primary Industries, Horticulture and Environment sector may just be what you’re looking for.
As well as being well known for its beautiful scenery, Tasmanian has a strong reputation for the production of high quality food and fibre, and a career in the primary industries sector is not only rewarding, but an exciting place to work.
As the demand for high quality Tasmanian produce continues, technology and innovation are driving the sector into adopting new practices from the office and the workshop to the field.
The primary industries are hands-on, practical, and calling out for enthusiastic, hardworking individuals who want to work in a range of diverse and rapidly changing environments. Employment opportunities exist in areas as diverse as dairy farming, agriculture, production horticulture, wool production, animal studies, forestry, or wine and viticulture – so you’ll be able to follow your interests and career goals in a wide range of areas.
At TasTAFE, we can help you gain the skills you need to complete a short course, nationally recognised skill set, qualification or apprenticeship/traineeship.
So, if you are interested in rolling up your sleeves and discovering how you can make a difference in managing our vast natural resources, a qualification in primary industries could set you on the way to a very rewarding career!
The Horticulture industry is experiencing strong growth with job openings expected to increase across Australia over the next five years – so if you are enthusiastic, hardworking and love to work outdoors, the Horticulture industry might just be the place to be!
Offering a broad range of career opportunities, including landscaping, turf management, parks and gardens, arboriculture, retail or wholesale plant nurseries, biosecurity or undertaking roles within the conservation and land management sector, the Horticulture industry really can offer something for everyone!
At TasTAFE, our courses cover topics including planting, propagating, irrigating, pruning, weed and pest control, safe machinery and equipment operations and much, much more.
Exciting advances in technology are currently driving this industry, so a career in this area may involve designing and testing new practices, ensuring sustainability and beautifying our environment.
If you are interested in rolling up your sleeves and discovering how you can make a difference in managing our vast natural resources, a qualification in Horticulture could set you on the way to a very rewarding and diverse career.
So, what are you waiting for? Contact us today and find out more about the range of short courses, nationally recognised qualifications and apprenticeships we have on offer in Primary Industries, Horticulture and Environment.
Kim Jones didn’t grow up in the agricultural industry, but since buying a farm five years ago, her interest has grown. She’s studying a TasTAFE Diploma of Agribusiness and says the knowledge she’s gaining has helped advance the farm and plan for the future.
One of the bulls bred on the farm has just become the champion of Asia and Africa in the Speckle Park breed.