How to become a Stock and Station Agent

Stock and station agents advise and represent farmers and graziers in business transactions such as the buying and selling of livestock, wool, fertiliser, farming and grazing land, equipment and merchandise. Stock and station agents may specialise in livestock buying and selling, auctioneering, property and merchandise sales, arranging finance and insurance, pastoral inspections, and stud stock or wool. They may be classified as grain merchants, wool buyers or wool merchants.

Personal requirements of a Stock and Station Agent

  • Interested in the rural industry
  • Able to take initiative
  • Self-motivation
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good communication skills

Education & Training for a Stock and Station Agent

To become a stock and station agent you usually have to complete an accredited short course in real estate or 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 stock and station agent through a traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. For further details, visit www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au.

Additional Information

The Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association, which is the national peak industry body for livestock and property agents, also offers online courses and certification in property practice, stock and station licensing and real estate licensing.




Additional Information
The Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association, which is the national peak industry body for livestock and property agents, also offers online courses and certification in property practice, stock and station licensing and real estate licensing.
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