How to become a Landcare Worker

Landcare workers perform a range of tasks to maintain and restore native bushland and farmland.

Personal requirements of a Landcare Worker

  • Interested in the preservation of natural bushland
  • Good attention to detail
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Able to work as part of a team

Education & Training for a Landcare Worker

You can work as a landcare worker without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job. Entry to this occupation may be improved if you have qualifications. You may like to consider a VET qualification. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. You can also become a landcare worker through a traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. For further details, visit

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:

moderate growth

Employment by state:

ACT 2.1%

NSW 26.4%

NT 0.8%

QLD 23.7%

SA 11.8%

TAS 2%

VIC 14.5%

WA 18.7%

Hours worked:



below average

Gender split:

Male 95%

Female 5%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 18.5%

Not completed Year 12: 48.1%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 16%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 17.3%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 0%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 0%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 26%

Above 35 years: 71%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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