The Rural Career Guide was produced by Rural Skills Australia with support from the Australian Government through the Australian Apprenticeships Advisers’ Program.

The guide seeks to assist students and job seekers, new entrants to the industry, parents and educators, counsellors and employers. It provides significant resources, career descriptions, interactive displays, education and training options to highlight career pathways in rural and related industries.

These are presented in many cases by people already working in the rural industry giving first-hand accounts of what rural jobs actually involve, who does the work and all training and qualifications.

The Rural Career Guide captures the successes from almost 20 years of our hard working network of agricultural and horticultural Education and Training Advisers.

The guide combines a range of previously developed RSA materials and information and assembled with new and revised content.

Key features
  • ONtrack – a interactive presentation of job choices
  • Rural Apprenticeship Recruitment – comprehensive account of how to recruit, induct and retain rural employees, including Australian Apprentices and trainees
  • Your Future is Here – a production horticulture feature
  • Identifies the potential access points for industries, training, qualifications, scholarships and jobs

The first steps to developing the Rural Career Guide began in 2008 when Rural Skills Australia was contracted to develop industry-specific career information for rural careers under the Australian Government’s former Careers Advice Australia program.

This was then part of the former Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (now the Department of Education and Department of Employment).