A focus for the Department has been to develop initiatives that support development of people through skills and aims to address the decline in the number of people seeking agribusiness as a career.
One of these initiatives has been the development of six Tasmanian agribusiness case studies utilising YouTube. These demonstrate the diversity of career pathways in Tasmanian agribusiness and raise the profile of the food and agriculture sectors. The aim is to introduce young people and potential new entrants to the sector and show them a sample of the career pathways and opportunities it can offer.
Follow the links below to explore how six young Tasmanians with diverse skills and backgrounds are creating rewarding careers within Tasmanian agribusiness.
A degree in Agriculture opens the door to a diverse range of careers. For more information on courses and career opportunities follow the link to the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture web site on Education & Careers. The Tasmanian Agricultural Jobs Project is more than just a response to the backpacker tax issue. This is a Project to assist local Tasmanian’s, migrants and humanitarian entrants residing in Australia, international students or Pacific seasonal workers to connect with job opportunities within the State’s agricultural sector. This Project is a Tasmanian Government and industry response to the broader hubbing of agriculture jobs for willing and capable workers. These jobs may be casual seasonal work, part-time or even full-time with a focus on labour sources already within the State.
provides single-point access to range of Information on primary industries education resources. It is an initiative of the Primary Industries Education Foundation
is a hub for the most cutting-edge careers within the food and fibre industries. Whether you’re interested in feeding the world, adapting to climate change, developing the environment or managing future energy sources, this site helps create clearer pathways for you to harvest your agricultural career.