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.
- 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:
Main training packages
Occupations with skills in demand
We anticipate that the following occupations will have good employment prospects in the near future as they are experiencing shortages, are already a large occupation group or are anticipating strong growth from 2014-19.
Occupations with shortages
Largest employing occupations
In 2014, the top five employing occupations in the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing industry accounted for 74 per cent of all employment within the industry. They are:
Occupations anticipating strongest growth (2014 to 2019)
Over the next five years (2014-19), the following occupations are forecast for the strongest growth:
Skills and training market publications
Training market intelligence
Vocational training enrolments summary
For all industry comparisons refer to:
For more information on occupations, courses and the Victorian Training Guarantee, see: Victorian Skills Gateway