Growing Demand for Qualifications

There is a growing demand for qualified and experienced managers to run some of the larger dairy farms in the state. Such positions can command a good salary with an employment package possibly including accommodation and a vehicle.

The experience required to fulfill the requirements of a farm manager can be very broad and diverse. In terms of formal qualifications it would be a general expectation that applicants will have completed an apprenticeship in a related field and will have at least 3 years additional experience.

A Diploma in farm management would be considered desirable but not essential.

Farm management requires a high degree of practical application and as a result there are positions available to individuals with limited formal qualifications but extensive practical and managerial experience.