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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9921-11 General Farm Hand

Performs routine tasks to assist in plant cultivation and animal production on grain and livestock farms.

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

Tasks Include:

  • patrols, inspects and reports on the condition of crops and animal stock
  • operates farm machinery to cultivate, plant, fertilise, spray and harvest field crops
  • maintains and repairs buildings, machinery, fences, plant and water systems
  • cleans sheds and yards
  • loads and unloads seed grain, fertilisers and livestock feed, and loads field crops into transporters for marketing
  • feeds and waters stock
  • assists in maintaining the health and welfare of animals
  • assists with moving and transporting animals
  • services machinery and makes minor adjustments and repairs
  • may carry out artificial insemination of stock


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