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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 8415 LIVESTOCK FARM WORKERS


    LIVESTOCK FARM WORKERS perform routine tasks in livestock, egg and wool production.

    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:

    • patrolling, inspecting and reporting on the condition of livestock
    • 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
    • washing and cleaning udders, and attaching milking machines to udders and milking cows
    • collecting eggs and placing in incubators
    • herding sheep for shearing and keeping mobs separate during shearing
    • spreading fleeces on skirting tables for classing, pressing wool and branding bales
    • exercising horses by walking, riding, leading and swimming, and attending to horses at track work, barrier trials and races
    • cleaning stables and hatcheries, storing bedding and performing minor repairs on fixtures, buildings and fences
    • assembling, preparing and storing horse gear

    Occupations:
      841511 Beef Cattle Farm Worker
      841512 Dairy Cattle Farm Worker
      841513 Mixed Livestock Farm Worker
      841514 Poultry Farm Worker
      841515 Sheep Farm Worker
      841516 Stablehand
      841517 Wool Handler
      841599 Livestock Farm Workers nec

841511 BEEF CATTLE FARM WORKER

    Performs routine tasks on a beef cattle farm such as feeding, mustering and moving cattle, and assisting with animal husbandry.

    Skill Level: 5


841512 DAIRY CATTLE FARM WORKER

    Performs routine tasks on a dairy farm such as herding and milking cattle.

    Skill Level: 5


841513 MIXED LIVESTOCK FARM WORKER

    Performs routine tasks on a mixed livestock farm such as moving, feeding and counting livestock, and assisting with animal husbandry.

    Skill Level: 5


841514 POULTRY FARM WORKER

    Performs routine tasks on a poultry farm such as collecting eggs and placing them in incubators, providing poultry with feed and water, and disinfecting hatcheries to prevent disease.

    Skill Level: 5


841515 SHEEP FARM WORKER

    Performs routine tasks on a sheep farm such as herding sheep into pens in preparation for branding, shearing, crutching, dipping and yarding for sale.

    Skill Level: 5

    Specialisation:

      Shepherd

841516 STABLEHAND

    Assists with handling of horses and maintaining and cleaning stables.

    Skill Level: 5

    Specialisations:

      Horse Stud Worker
      Track Rider

841517 WOOL HANDLER

    Alternative Titles:
      Shearing Shed Hand
      Shearing Shed Worker

    Regulates the flow of sheep to be shorn, keeps the shearing shed clean and tidy, and assists with wool clip preparation.

    Skill Level: 5


841599 LIVESTOCK FARM WORKERS NEC

    This occupation group covers Livestock Farm Workers not elsewhere classified.

    Skill Level: 5

    Occupations in this group include:

      Deer Farm Worker
      Emu Farm Worker (Aus)
      Goat Herder
      Ostrich Farm Worker
      Piggery Worker


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