CROP FARM WORKERS – UNIT GROUP 8412

General Description

CROP FARM WORKERS perform routine tasks in producing crops such as fruit, nuts, grains, vegetables and mushrooms.

 

Indicative Skill Level

ANZSCO Skill Level: 5

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

  • AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

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

  • NZQF Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

 

Task Information

  • planting trees, seeds, seedlings, roots, bulbs, vines and other plants using hand tools and farm machines
  • building trellises for climbing vegetables and vines
  • operating farm machines to cultivate, fertilise, spray and harvest fruit, nuts, grains and vegetables
  • spraying trees, vines and other plants with chemicals to control weed growth, insects, fungus growth and diseases
  • thinning, weeding and hoeing row crops, and pruning trees and vines
  • irrigating land for crop growth
  • selecting and picking fruit, nuts, grainsvegetables and mushrooms according to size and ripeness, and discarding rotting and over-ripened produce
  • grading, sorting, bunching and packing produce into containers
  • loading filled fruit, nut, grain and vegetable containers onto trucks

 

Occupations in this group:

(1)841211 FRUIT OR NUT FARM WORKER
Performs routine tasks on a fruit or nut farm such as cultivating and fertilising soil, and planting, irrigating and pruning crops. May spray chemicals on crops to treat disease and pests.
Fruit or Nut Pickers are excluded from this occupation. Fruit or Nut Pickers are included in Occupation 841212 Fruit or Nut Picker.

Specialisation: Orchard Worker

(2)841212 FRUIT OR NUT PICKER
Harvests fruit and nuts and prepares produce for distribution.
Fruit or Nut Farm Workers, and Grape Pickers are excluded from this occupation. Fruit or Nut Farm Workers are included in Occupation 841211 Fruit or Nut Farm Worker. Grape Pickers are included in Occupation 841216 Vineyard Worker.

(3)841213 GRAIN, OILSEED OR PASTURE FARM WORKER (AUS) / FIELD CROP FARM WORKER (NZ)
Performs routine tasks on a grain, oilseed protein, or pasture farm such as cultivating and fertilising soil, and planting and irrigating crops. May spray chemicals on crops to treat disease and pests.

(4)841214 VEGETABLE FARM WORKER (AUS) / MARKET GARDEN WORKER (NZ)
Performs routine tasks on a vegetable farm or market garden such as cultivating and fertilising soil, and planting and irrigating crops. May spray chemicals on crops to treat disease and pests.
Vegetable Pickers are excluded from this occupation. Vegetable Pickers are included in Occupation 841215 Vegetable Picker.

(5)841215 VEGETABLE PICKER
Harvests vegetables and prepares produce for distribution.
Vegetable Farm Workers (Aus) / Market Garden Workers (NZ) are excluded from this occupation. Vegetable Farm Workers (Aus) / Market Garden Workers (NZ) are included in Occupation 841214 Vegetable Farm Worker (Aus) / Market Garden Worker (NZ).

(6)841216 VINEYARD WORKER
Performs routine tasks on a vineyard such as cultivating and fertilising soil, planting, training and pruning vines, and picking grapes.

(7)841217 MUSHROOM PICKER
Harvests mushrooms and prepares produce for distribution.

(8)841299 CROP FARM WORKERS NEC
This occupation group covers Crop Farm Workers not elsewhere classified.

Occupations in this group include: Coffee Plantation Worker (Aus)、Flower Buncher or Picker、Hop Farm Worker、Kelp Harvester、Lavender Farm Worker、Sugar Cane Planter (Aus)、Tea Plantation Worker (Aus)、Tea Tree Farm Worker、Turf Farm Worker

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