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Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

Industry overview

The Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry is mainly engaged in growing crops, raising animals, growing and harvesting timber, and harvesting fish and other animals from farms or their natural habitats. The industry covers both production and support services to production.

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing provided $9.1 billion to Victoria's output in 2013-14, representing 3 per cent of the total.
  • The sector employs approximately 89,900 people, with a growth of 13 per cent over the past five years, with the largest growth in the Agriculture sub-sector.
 Training snapshot
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing related courses accounted for 11,884 government subsidised enrolments in 2014. TAFE fee-for-service provision in the sector had 4,292 enrolments.
  • Apprenticeships grew by 368 per cent to 173 government subsidised enrolments between 2009 and 2014.
  • Traineeships grew by 117 per cent to approximately 2,351 government subsidised enrolments between 2009 and 2014.
  • In 2014, 6 per cent of government subsidised enrolments related to specialised or in shortage occupations.
  • There were 40 training providers delivering government subsidised training related to the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing sector in 2014. TAFEs provided 58 per cent of government subsidised enrolments in 2014. Private Registered Training Organisation (RTOs) accounted for 40 per cent of training delivery in 2014.
The largest number of course enrolments by occupation include: