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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4611-11 Farm Overseer

Supervises and coordinates the activities of Farm Hands.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification and at least 3 years relevant experience. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • organises farming activities and allocates duties to Farm Hands
  • ensures deadlines are met for activities such as seeding and harvesting
  • organises transportation for livestock and crops
  • confers with managers to coordinate activities with other farming or organisational units
  • maintains attendance records and rosters
  • explains and enforces safety regulations
  • oversees the work of farming units and suggests improvements and changes
  • confers with workers to resolve grievances
  • may hire casual workers during peak seasonal activity
  • may perform the tasks of a Farm Hand

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