BUILD THE DAIRY WORKFORCE
THE DAIRY CAPABILITY GUIDE
Forward thinking businesses understand that people are the key to productivity, profitability and sustainability.
The Dairy Capability Guide (DCG) provides a framework that describes the range of expected skills, behaviours and capabilities required of people working on successful dairy farms.
What is the Dairy Capability Guide?
The DCG is the one of many tools that dairy farmers can use to show that safe and capable people are important to the successful operations of the farm.
The DCG is a tool that will assist dairy farming businesses, people working in dairy, the people who are interested in a career in dairy (such as high school students) and the industry overall to understand the capabilities needed across a breadth of roles on-farm. Through this understanding, people will be able work out what their current capabilities are, what capabilities they need to develop to take the next step in their dairy career and then go forward to develop their capabilities to be successful in their work tasks and lead others at all levels across dairy farming.
The DCG will allow the dairy industry to establish, develop and track the necessary behaviours and capabilities over the longer term, ensuring we have what is required today and into the future to be a successful and sustainable industry.
Understand what is involved in a career in dairy and expectations of you when working on a dairy farm.
Learn how to map the capabilities of your staff and identify future development needs.
Here, employers and employees can assess their own capabilities.
Employers, assess the capabilities of employees on your farm.