Vineyard Worker

Vineyard Workers perform routine tasks on vineyards, such as cultivating and fertilising soil, planting, training and pruning vines, and picking grapes.

Overview

Vineyard Workers perform routine tasks on vineyards, such as cultivating and fertilising soil, planting, training and pruning vines, and picking grapes.

Day-to-day

  • plants vines and other plants using hand tools and farm machines
  • builds trellises for climbing vines
  • operates farm machines to cultivate, fertilise, spray and harvest grapes
  • sprays vines and other plants with chemicals to control weed growth, insects, fungus growth and diseases
  • prunes vines
  • irrigates land for crop growth
  • selects and picks grapes according to size and ripeness, and discards rotting and over-ripened produce
  • grades, sorts, bunches and packs produce into containers
  • loads filled grape containers onto trucks.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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To become a Vineyard Worker

  • You can work as a Vineyard Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A diploma in viticulture or a certificate II or III in a related agriculture or horticulture field might be helpful.

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