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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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Contents >> Major Group 7 Machinery Operators and Drivers >> SUB-MAJOR GROUP 72 Mobile Plant Operators >> MINOR GROUP 721 Mobile Plant Operators >> UNIT GROUP 7211 Agricultural, Forestry and Horticultural Plant Operators

UNIT GROUP 7211 AGRICULTURAL, FORESTRY AND HORTICULTURAL PLANT OPERATORS


    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:
    Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

    In Australia:

      AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

    In New Zealand:
      NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

    At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. 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.

    Tasks Include:

    • 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:
      721111 Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator
      721112 Logging Plant Operator

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.

    Skill Level: 4

    Specialisations:

      Cotton Picking Machine Operator (Aus)
      Harvester Operator
      Tractor Operator

721112 LOGGING PLANT OPERATOR

    Operates plant to fell trees and drag, transport and load logs onto trucks. Registration or licensing may be required.

    Skill Level: 4

    Specialisations:

      Forwarder Operator
      Skidder Operator
      Tree Feller Operator


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