"I knew I didn't want to wear a suit and tie to work every day, be stuck in an office or work on my own. The primary sector offers long-lasting careers."


At school, studying or in training?

You might love programming robots, working with animals or protecting the environment. You might be an unstoppable problem solver or budding entrepreneur.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve grown up in a city or the country, or where you’d like to spend your time in future. Whatever your talent, we need 50,000 more people with a diverse range of interests, experiences and backgrounds to join our food & fibre sectors by 2025.

Ready for a new role?

If you already work in a food & fibre sector (e.g. dairy) but are ready to take on a new role, there are plenty of opportunities for you to grow your career without changing sectors. Or, you can make the most of your skills and experience by taking on a new role within a different food & fibre sector (e.g. forestry).

Time to change direction?

If you’re looking for a change in career or lifestyle, our food & fibre sectors will welcome your skills and experience. You can be well rewarded financially by joining our food & fibre sectors or quickly progress to becoming self-employed.

Explore Careers in the Food & Fibre Sectors


Biosecurity Specialist

Business Analyst

Environmental Planner

Environmental Scientist

Export Manager

Farm Assistant

Farm Manager

Food Technologist

Forestry Machine Operator


Orchard Manager

Rural Accountant

Rural Consultant

Soil Scientist

Stock Manager