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Training, Education & Recruitment

Visit the YouTube videos on the DPIPWE website. They demonstrate the diversity of career pathways in Tasmanian agribusiness and help to raise the profile of the food and agriculture sectors in the State. 

View the video - 'The Best Careers on Earth' - from the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA).

The Agri-Business Skills Database provides information on different career options, courses, scholarships and other resources for teachers, career advisors and people looking for job opportunities in the agriculture, aquaculture and food sectors in Tasmania.  For more information contact Caroline Brown at DPIPWE by email - Caroline.Brown@dpipwe.tas.gov.au< /a>

For the latest information on Training, Education and Recruitment, visit the News section of the FarmPoint website.

Go to the Calendar of Events section of FarmPoint for information on field days and industry training activities across the State.

Employment & recruitment

Provides information on apprenticeships and trainees, recruiting farm staff and employment opportunities in the agricultural sector. Includes obligations under federal and state laws, industrial awards and agreements, tribunal decisions and contracts of employment.

Farmer groups and production programs

There are a number of grower-focussed and groups in many Tasmanian farming communities across a range of commodities.

Research services for farmers

Research services offered by the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) Library include access to a number of free online databases and the library catalogue of the Department.


Provides links to various organisations providing scholarships and programs related to agriculture.

Training resources for farmers

Training resources and programs for Tasmanian farmers.

Training, education and career information for young people

Information on agricultural careers, youth networks, educational resources etc for students, teachers and schools.

Field Days - visit the Calendar of Events

For information on field days visit the Calendar of Events.
  Links (FarmPoint is not responsible for the content of the websites linked to below. The link does not constitute any form of endorsement.)

Agri-Business Skills Database

The Agri-Business Skills Database provides information about courses, scholarships and training opportunities plus resources to support teachers and career advisors about agriculture and aquaculture.

Agriculture and Horticulture courses map

Food Innovation Ltd have released a map providing a national overview of courses and degrees in Agriculture and Horticulture by educational institution, including online courses.


The 'Ausagventures' website provides information on studying, training and careers in agriculture for secondary and tertiary students interested in Australian agriculture.

Dairy Australia

Dairy Australia delivers the services needed by the Australian dairy industry for its ongoing and future development as a competitive, innovative and sustainable dairy industry that contributes to the overall prosperity of Australian and regional economies.


DairyTas is the Tasmanian service delivery arm of Dairy Australia. The aim is to identify, prioritise, promote, facilitate and leverage opportunities for research, development and extension activities in the Tasmanian dairy industry.

Food and Agribusiness Solutions

Food and Agribusiness Solutions are a dedicated entity with technical expertise, experience and extensive networks in skills, training and education that enable it to focus on building the right connections for industry and employers to deliver enterprise, sector and regional specific skills and workforce outcomes.

Ground Spraying and Pest Management Licences (ChemCert)

ChemCert Accreditation courses provide training in the safe and effective use of pesticides and veterinary medicines.

People in Dairy

This site is designed to assist dairy farmers to get the best outcomes from the people in their businesses.


Primezone provides teachers with single-point access to a range of primary industries education resources. It is an initiative of the Primary Industries Education Foundation.

State Library of Tasmania

State Library of Tasmania website with links to the online library catalogue, reference and research services.


Formed in 2013, TasTAFE is Tasmania’s largest public sector provider of vocational education and training.

Tips for hiring and keeping good staff (MLA)

A national survey has provided clues on how to attract, motivate and retain good staff for livestock enterprises.