Rural Production

The rural/agricultural workforce has a high proportion of family-owned and managed businesses. Commercial farming is a small part of the total industry. It is mainly, but not entirely, in the dry-land pastoral regions of Australia.
There has been development towards specialisation in intensive animal industries. In the past many mixed farms were varied and grew relatively small amounts of several products, including plants and animals.  It is currently commonplace to focus on a minimal number of business activities that harmonise each other. This has helped to create more visible and rewarding career paths for a higher proportion of highly-skilled staff.
RTO Information


Training Packages

The Training Council has direct influence on the development and review of the following Industry Training Package(s).  To view the current Training Package(s) please click on the relevant link below:


AHC10   Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management


For further information on the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management training package visit  Skills Impact.

Links & Resources

Please refer to our Links & Resources for information on Careers, Industry Associations and Employee and Employer organisations within this industry.