Agricultural Visas To Australia

Emigrate To Australia In An Agricultural Role

There is a large demand for a variety of skills in farming and agriculture in Australia currently.  A person would require the necessary level of qualifications and experience to qualify for a 189 visa or 190 visa to emigrate based on these skills.

We have listed the most popular skills criteria for agricultural roles in Australia.  There are dozens of roles we have not listed and would be happy to discuss your prospects if you can not find your profession shown in the list below.

Government Report On Job Prospects

Government data on Job Outlook are updated on a yearly basis and are compiled from national statistics which may not reflect either regional variations or more recent changes in employment conditions.  Recent reports show strong growth in this profession along with high average salaries.   It is important to note the average salaries could be easily doubled for people with three or more years experience and qualified with a positive skills assessment.

  • Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Agricultural and Forestry Professionals is expected to be low (equal to or less than 5,000). Job openings count both employment growth and turnover (defined as workers leaving their occupation for other employment or leaving the workforce).
  • Employment for this occupation rose very strongly (in percentage terms) in the past five years, rose slightly in the long-term (ten years). Looking forward, employment for Agricultural and Forestry Scientists to November 2020 is expected to grow moderately.
  • This is a small occupation (8000 in November 2015) suggesting that opportunities may be quite limited in some regions.
  • Agricultural and Forestry Professionals have an above average proportion of full-time jobs (80 per cent). For Agricultural and Forestry Professionals working full-time, average weekly hours are 42.6 (compared to 40.2 for all occupations) and earnings are above average - in the eighth decile. Unemployment for Agricultural and Forestry Professionals is average.
  • The most common level of educational attainment for Agricultural and Forestry Scientists is Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate (38.8 per cent).
  • Agricultural and Forestry Professionals are mainly employed in: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and Public Administration and Safety.

Key Indicators

Key Indicators graph - see table below for a summary

This table shows how this occupation compares with other occupations on 9 key measures: employment size; full-time share of employment; earnings; unemployment; employment growth over the past 2, 5 and 10 years; future growth (projected growth rate over 5 years); and future job openings (estimated number of vacancies due to employment growth and turnover). The Future Growth indicator is based on growth in percentage terms, while the Future Job Openings indicator is based on an estimated number of vacancies.

A small occupation with a strong Future Growth score may have a weak Job Openings score, while a large occupation with a weak Future Growth score may have a strong Job Openings score, as even a small percentage change can result in a relatively large number of new jobs.

IndicatorLevelDecile
How many workers are employed in this occupation?80003
How many work full-time (% share)?80.06
What are the weekly earnings for full-time workers ($ before tax)?14818
How does unemployment compare with other occupations?average5
What has been the long-term employment growth - 10 years (%)?9.55
What has been the medium-term employment growth - 5 years (%)?42.310
What has been the short-term employment growth - 2 years (%)?-13.72
What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?moderate growth5
What will be the level of future job openings?low2

Agricultural Consultant

Will often require a degree plus five years experience post qualification in the following role.

  • collecting and analysing data and samples of produce, feed, soil and other factors affecting production
  • advising Farmers and Farm Managers on techniques for improving the production of crops and livestock, and alternative agricultural options
  • advising farmers on issues such as livestock and crop disease, control of pests and weeds, soil improvement, animal husbandry and feeding programs
  • studying the environmental factors affecting commercial crop production, pasture growth, animal breeding, and the growth and health of forest trees
  • studying the effects of cultivation techniques, soils, insects and plant diseases on animal, crop and forest production
  • developing procedures and techniques for solving agricultural problems and improving the efficiency of production
  • managing forest resources to maximise their long-term commercial, recreational and environmental benefits for the community
  • studying the propagation and culture of forest trees, methods for improving the growth of stock, and the effects of thinning on forest yields
  • preparing plans for reafforestation and devising efficient harvesting systems
  • investigating, planning and implementing management procedures to cope with the effects of fires, floods, droughts, soil erosion, insect pests and diseases

Agricultural Engineer

A person will require a degree in engineering and further experience and on the job training that focuses on develops their skills in agriculture.  See our engineering page for more information as the standard remains the same for all engineers in Australia.

Agricultural Scientist

As expected a degree is required along with additional training and experience to be able to perform the duties and responsibilities required

collecting and analysing data and samples of produce, feed, soil and other factors affecting production

  • advising Farmers and Farm Managers on techniques for improving the production of crops and livestock, and alternative agricultural options
  • advising farmers on issues such as livestock and crop disease, control of pests and weeds, soil improvement, animal husbandry and feeding programs
  • studying the environmental factors affecting commercial crop production, pasture growth, animal breeding, and the growth and health of forest trees
  • studying the effects of cultivation techniques, soils, insects and plant diseases on animal, crop and forest production
  • developing procedures and techniques for solving agricultural problems and improving the efficiency of production
  • managing forest resources to maximise their long-term commercial, recreational and environmental benefits for the community
  • studying the propagation and culture of forest trees, methods for improving the growth of stock, and the effects of thinning on forest yields
  • preparing plans for reafforestation and devising efficient harvesting systems
  • investigating, planning and implementing management procedures to cope with the effects of fires, floods, droughts, soil erosion, insect pests and diseases

AGRICULTURAL ENGINEER

Alternative Title:Natural Resources Engineer

Performs and supervises engineering work related to the use and development of agricultural land, buildings, machines and equipment.

Landscape Architect

Tasks Include:

  • obtaining advice from clients and management to determine type, style and size of planned buildings and alterations to existing buildings
  • providing information regarding designs, materials and estimated building times
  • preparing project documentation, including sketches and scale drawings, and integrating structural, mechanical and aesthetic elements in final designs
  • writing specifications and contract documents for use by builders and calling tenders on behalf of clients
  • consulting with Professionals and clients about external area designs, costs and construction
  • compiling and analysing site and community data about geographical and ecological features, landforms, soils, vegetation, site hydrology, visual characteristics and human-made structures, to formulate land use and development recommendations, and for preparing environmental impact statements
  • preparing reports, site plans, working drawings, specifications and cost estimates for land development, showing location and details of proposals, including ground modelling, structures, vegetation and access
  • inspecting construction work in progress to ensure compliance with plans, specifications and quality standard

FORESTER

Studies, develops and manages forest areas to maintain commercial and recreational uses, conserve flora and fauna, and protect against fire, pests and diseases.

Australian Visas Available:

The most popular visas are the (189) and (190) which allows you to live and work in Australia.
Australia remains one of the most attractive immigration destinations for skilled workers and families around the world. However, this means Australia can be selective over who they accept each year to join them.

What are the Skilled Worker Visa basic requirements?

For both the Independent Skilled Worker Visa (189) and the State Sponsored Skilled Worker Visa (190) potential applicants must meet the following basic criteria:
  • Be under 50 years of age
  • Demonstrate competence in the English language
  • Possess skills and qualifications that address the needs of the Australian labour market
  • Meet the skills assessment test

What is the difference between the two Skilled Worker Visas?

Independent Skilled Worker Visas (189) provide permanent residency on arrival and you are free to live and work anywhere in Australia.

State Sponsored Skilled Worker Visas (190) requires one of the following:

A nomination from a State or Territory government agency.  You will be expected to live in that state for two years after arrival and then secure your permanent residency visa.

What do Skilled Work Visas allow me to do?

 Successful applicants for an Australian work visa are entitled to:
  • Reside permanently in Australia and engage work opportunities
  •  Receive healthcare
  •  Study at a school, vocational education programs, or university
  •  Become eligible for Australian Citizenship in time

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