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1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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9921-13 Fruit, Vegetable or Nut Farm Hand

Performs routine tasks to assist in crop production on fruit, vegetable and nut farms, market gardens and orchards.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is completion of compulsory secondary education or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • plants fruit and nut trees, seeds, seedlings, roots, bulbs, vines and other plants using hand tools or farm machinery
  • operates farm machinery to cultivate, plant, fertilise, spray and harvest nuts, fruit and vegetables
  • sprays trees, vines and other plants with chemicals to control weed growth, insects, fungus growth and diseases
  • thins, weeds and hoes row crops
  • cuts grass around trees and vines
  • irrigates land for crop growth
  • builds trellises for climbing vegetables or vines
  • grades, sorts, bunches and packs produce into containers
  • loads filled nut, fruit and vegetable containers on to trucks
  • may service and make minor repairs to machinery and buildings

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