1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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SKILLED AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL WORKERS supervise and coordinate the activities of farm hands; shear animals and inspect and grade wool, skins and hides; train animals; propagate plants; establish and maintain parks and gardens and surfaces used for sport; and inspect, diagnose and treat trees and shrubs.

Most occupations in this sub-major group have a level of skill commensurate with an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks performed by Skilled Agricultural and Horticultural Workers typically include organising agricultural activities such as seeding and harvesting; shearing animals and grading wool, hides and skins; training animals; preparing soil, potting media and containers; selecting and planting seeds, bulbs or cuttings; performing budding or grafting; watering plants and applying chemicals to control pests, disease, weeds and plant disorders; establishing and maintaining turf or synthetic surfaces for sporting events; planning, constructing and maintaining parks, gardens and other landscapes.

Occupations in this sub-major group are classified into the following minor groups:

This section contains the following subsection :
          461 Skilled Agricultural Workers
          462 Horticultural Tradespersons

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