1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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FARM HANDS perform routine tasks to assist in plant cultivation and animal production in various types of agricultural establishments.

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

Tasks Include:

  • patrolling, inspecting and reporting on the condition of crops and animal stock
  • operating farm machinery to cultivate, plant, fertilise, spray and harvest field crops
  • maintaining and repairing buildings, machinery, fences, plant and water systems
  • loading and unloading seed grain, fertilisers and livestock feed, and loading field crops into transporters for marketing
  • planting fruit and nut trees, seeds, seedlings, roots, bulbs, vines and other plants using hand tools or farm machinery
  • grooming, feeding and caring for stud animals
  • handling fleeces and controlling sheep for shearing


This section contains the following subsection :
              9921-11 General Farm Hand
              9921-13 Fruit, Vegetable or Nut Farm Hand
              9921-15 Stud Hand or Stable Hand
              9921-17 Shearing Shed Hand
              9921-79 Farm Hands nec

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