MIXED CROP AND LIVESTOCK FARM WORKERS – UNIT GROUP 8416

General Description

MIXED CROP AND LIVESTOCK FARM WORKERS perform routine tasks in crop cultivation and animal production.

 

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

    • patrolling, inspecting and reporting on the condition of crops and livestock
    • operating farm machines to cultivate, plant, fertilise, spray and harvest field crops
    • maintaining and repairing buildings, machines, fences, plant and water systems
    • loading and unloading seed grain, fertilisers and livestock feed, and loading field crops into transporters for marketing
    • irrigating land for crop growth
    • providing livestock with feed and water
    • assisting with maintaining the health and welfare of livestock
    • mustering and droving livestock to milking and shearing sheds and between paddocks to ensure sufficient feed is available

 

Occupation in this group:

841611 MIXED CROP AND LIVESTOCK FARM WORKER

Alternative Title: General Farm Hand
Performs routine tasks in crop cultivation and animal production.

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