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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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UNIT GROUP 8412 CROP FARM WORKERS


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

    Indicative Skill Level:
    Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.

    In Australia:

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

    In New Zealand:
      NZ Register 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.

    Tasks Include:

    • 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, grains, vegetables 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:
      841211 Fruit or Nut Farm Worker
      841212 Fruit or Nut Picker
      841213 Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Farm Worker (Aus) / Field Crop Farm Worker (NZ)
      841214 Vegetable Farm Worker (Aus) / Market Garden Worker (NZ)
      841215 Vegetable Picker
      841216 Vineyard Worker
      841217 Mushroom Picker
      841299 Crop Farm Workers nec

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.

    Skill Level: 5

    Specialisation:

      Orchard Worker

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.

    Skill Level: 5


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.

    Skill Level: 5


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.

    Skill Level: 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).

    Skill Level: 5


841216 VINEYARD WORKER

    Performs routine tasks on a vineyard such as cultivating and fertilising soil, planting, training and pruning vines, and picking grapes.

    Skill Level: 5


841217 MUSHROOM PICKER

    Harvests mushrooms and prepares produce for distribution.

    Skill Level: 5


841299 CROP FARM WORKERS NEC

    This occupation group covers Crop Farm Workers not elsewhere classified.

    Skill Level: 5

    Occupations in this group include:

      Coffee Plantation Worker (Aus)
      Flower Buncher or Picker
      Hop Farm Worker
      Lavender Farm Worker
      Sugar Cane Planter (Aus)
      Tea Plantation Worker (Aus)
      Tea Tree Farm Worker
      Turf Farm Worker


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