AGRICULTURAL, FORESTRY AND HORTICULTURAL PLANT OPERATORS – UNIT GROUP 7211

General Description

AGRICULTURAL, FORESTRY AND HORTICULTURAL PLANT OPERATORS operate agricultural, forestry and horticultural plant to clear and cultivate land, sow and harvest crops, and fell trees and move logs.

 

Indicative Skill Level

ANZSCO Skill Level: 3、4

In Australia the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand the majority of occupations in this unit group have:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

The occupation Logging Plant Operator in this unit group has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. 

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

 

Task Information

  • preparing and positioning plant for operation
  • operating tractor-drawn and self-propelled plant to plough land and sow, fertilise, cultivate and harvest crops, and avoid damaging crops
  • adjusting speed, height and depth of implements
  • operating plant to hold, lift and cut trees
  • operating attachments to lift, swing, release and sort trees and logs, and operating auxiliary plant such as chipping machines and log splitting machines
  • feeding felled trees into processors to strip limbs and cut into logs and loading logs onto stockpiles and into trucks
  • keeping log tallies and writing work reports
  • servicing plant and performing minor repairs

 

Occupations in this group:

(1)721111 AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL MOBILE PLANT OPERATOR
Operates agricultural and horticultural plant to clear and cultivate land, and sow and harvest crops. Registration or licensing may be required.

Specialisations: Cotton Picking Machine Operator、Harvester Operator、Tractor Operator

(2)721112 LOGGING PLANT OPERATOR
Operates plant to fell trees and drag, transport and load logs onto trucks. Registration or licensing may be required.

Specialisations: Forwarder Operator、Skidder Operator、Tree Feller Operator

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