Sub-major Group

36 Skilled Animal, Agricultural and Horticultural Workers

Skilled Animal, Agricultural and Horticultural Workers care for, groom, train and shear animals, manage and supervise the farming and harvesting of livestock, aquatic stock, crops and forests, establish and maintain gardens, parks and surfaces used for sport, and prepare and sell floral arrangements and flowers.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this sub-major group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3); or
  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3); or
  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • caring for and grooming animals
  • training animals to obey commands and perform in competitions
  • assisting Veterinarians to perform procedures and operations
  • arranging supply and storage of flowers and selecting, trimming and arranging flowers and decorations
  • planning, constructing and maintaining gardens, parks and surfaces used for sports, and maintaining and caring for trees and shrubs
  • selecting seeds, bulbs and cuttings, and planting them in beds, lawn areas and tubs
  • supervising farming, fishery and forestry operations and the maintenance of related infrastructure
  • supervising work routines and training farm, fishery and forestry workers
  • undertaking specialised roles in agriculture, horticulture, aquaculture, fisheries and forestry
  • shearing and classing wool and hair from animals
Minor Group

361 Animal Attendants and Trainers, and Veterinary Nurses

Animal Attendants and Trainers, and Veterinary Nurses care for, groom and train animals, and assist Veterinarians.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3); or
  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3); or
  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • training animals to obey commands and perform in competitions
  • bathing, cutting, combing, blow-drying and styling pets' coats, clipping their nails and cleaning their ears
  • inspecting, preparing, cleaning, disinfecting and maintaining comfortable animal cages and enclosures
  • filling water troughs and feeding animals according to their individual needs
  • assisting Veterinarians to perform procedures and operations
  • maintaining animal health records and monitoring animal health conditions and recovery after operations
Unit Group

3611 Animal Attendants and Trainers

Animal Attendants and Trainers train, exercise, feed, groom, and care for animals.

Indicative Skill Level:

The occupations Dog Handler or Trainer, Horse Trainer, Zookeeper and Track Rider in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

The occupations Pet Groomer, Kennel Hand and Animal Attendants and Trainers nec in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • teaching animals to obey verbal and non-verbal commands and addressing behavioural problems
  • training animals to accept riders and pull vehicles
  • training animals and conditioning horses to perform in competitions
  • reporting to trainers on horses’ progress and performance
  • bathing, cutting, combing, blow-drying and styling pets' coats, clipping their nails and cleaning their ears
  • inspecting, preparing, cleaning, disinfecting and maintaining comfortable animal cages and enclosures
  • transporting food, filling water troughs and feeding animals according to their individual needs
  • maintaining animal health records, treating minor injuries and reporting serious conditions to Veterinarians
  • exercising and playing with animals, answering visitor questions, and transferring animals between enclosures by leading or carrying them
  • dusting and spraying insecticides on animals and immersing them in insecticide baths, to control insect pests

Occupations:

  • 361111 Dog Handler or Trainer
  • 361112 Horse Trainer
  • 361113 Pet Groomer
  • 361114 Zookeeper
  • 361115 Kennel Hand
  • 361116 Track Rider
  • 361199 Animal Attendants and Trainers nec

361111 Dog Handler or Trainer

Teaches dogs to obey commands and undertake specific tasks.

Skill Level: 3

361112 Horse Trainer

Prepares horses for riding, breeding, racing, work, show or competitions. Registration or licensing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Horse Breaker

361113 Pet Groomer

Washes, dries, brushes, combs, cuts and styles pets' coats, clips their nails and cleans their ears.

Skill Level: 4

361114 Zookeeper

Feeds, provides water for and monitors the health of animals in zoos, aquaria and wildlife parks, cleans, fixes and maintains animal cages, and informs visitors about animals.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Aquarist

361115 Kennel Hand

Provides routine care for dogs, including feeding, exercising, monitoring their health and cleaning kennels.

Skill Level: 4

361116 Track Rider

Alternative Titles:

  • Exercise Rider
  • Trackwork Rider

Exercises thoroughbreds to condition them for racing by riding the horse at varying speeds. Registration or licensing may be required

Skill Level: 3

361199 Animal Attendants and Trainers nec

This occupation group covers Animal Attendants and Trainers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 4

Occupations in this group include:

  • Animal Trainer
  • Animal Welfare Officer
Unit Group

3613 Veterinary Nurses

Veterinary Nurses care for animals under treatment and in temporary residence at veterinary facilities and assist Veterinarians to perform procedures and operations.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • holding animals to allow examination and treatment by Veterinarians
  • cleaning and sterilising examination tables and equipment
  • preparing instruments and handing them to the Veterinarian
  • assisting Veterinarians to administer anaesthetics and oxygen during operations
  • placing animals in cages for recovery from operations and monitoring their condition
  • giving medications to animals
  • maintaining stock control and records
  • providing animal care advice, and preparing, delivering, and reviewing animal care education programs
  • may perform diagnostic laboratory tests
  • may act as receptionist, accept payments, and undertake clerical work

Occupation:

  • 361311 Veterinary Nurse

361311 Veterinary Nurse

Alternative Titles:

  • Animal Nurse
  • Veterinary Assistant

Cares for animals under treatment or in temporary residence at veterinary facilities and assists Veterinarians to perform procedures and operations.

Skill Level: 3

Minor Group

362 Horticultural Trades Workers

Horticultural Trades Workers prepare and sell floral arrangements and flowers, establish, landscape and maintain gardens, parks and surfaces used for sport, and plant, cultivate and maintain plants and trees, and design and install irrigation systems.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • arranging supply and storage of flowers and selecting, trimming and arranging flowers and decorations
  • preparing plans and drawings, and selecting materials and plants
  • scheduling and constructing garden landscapes, and installing irrigation systems
  • preparing soil, potting media, growing sites and seedbeds before planting seeds, bulbs and new turf
  • maintaining parks, gardens, surfaces used for sport, and plants in nurseries
  • applying pesticides, fertilisers and other chemicals to control pests, diseases, weeds and nutritional and environmental plant disorders
  • examining trees to assess their condition and determine treatment
Unit Group

3621 Florists

Florists prepare and sell floral arrangements.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • planning and designing floral arrangements
  • arranging supply and storage of flowers, greenery, decorations and other items
  • treating flowers to extend their life
  • selecting, trimming and arranging flowers and other materials
  • packing, wrapping, and attaching message cards to, and organising delivery of, completed arrangements
  • serving customers and accepting payments
  • advising customers on the selection of flowers and floral arrangements
  • may decorate hotels, churches, halls and other facilities for special events

Occupation:

  • 362111 Florist

362111 Florist

Prepares and sells floral arrangements.

Skill Level: 3

Unit Group

3623 Sports Turf Managers and Trades Workers

Sports Turf Managers and Trades Workers establish and maintain fine turf, grassed areas and synthetic surfaces used for sporting events.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • preparing seedbeds for new turf
  • establishing and maintaining turf by watering, over sowing or over seeding, and repairing green damage
  • mowing, rolling and levelling turf
  • pegging and marking out lines and logos, installing nets, posts and stumps, and placing other sports equipment on playing areas
  • operating and maintaining hand and power-driven equipment such as mowers, aerators, cultivators, corers and line marking equipment
  • constructing cricket wickets, tennis courts, and bowling, croquet, and golf greens
  • replanting, repairing, aerating, fertilising and topdressing lawns
  • diagnosing, treating, and preventing turf pests and diseases
  • installing and maintaining synthetic surfaces
  • may maintain buildings, fences, and surrounding gardens
  • may oversee and coordinate workers maintaining sports turf facilities

Occupations:

  • 362312 Sports Turf Manager
  • 362313 Sports Turf Trades Worker

362312 Sports Turf Manager

Alternative Title:

  • Sportsground Manager

Manages fine turf sporting facilities and supervises and coordinates the activities of sports turf tradespersons and maintenance staff. Registration or licencing may be required.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisation:

  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Head Curator (Sportsground)

362313 Sports Turf Trades Worker

Alternative Titles:

  • Greenkeeper
  • Groundsperson (Sportsground)
  • Turf Tradesperson

Maintains fine turf sporting facilities and related irrigation systems; and diagnoses, treats and prevents turf pests and diseases to enhance the presentation and playability of sport and recreation facilities. Registration or licencing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Grounds Curator
  • Sportsground Foreperson
Unit Group

3624 Nurserypersons

Nurserypersons propagate and cultivate trees, shrubs, and ornamental and flowering plants in a plant or forestry nursery.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • preparing potting media and containers before planting
  • selecting seeds, bulbs and cuttings, and planting them in beds, lawn areas and tubs
  • budding and grafting vegetative material onto root stock
  • watering plants manually and controlling automatic watering operations
  • applying pesticides to control pests, diseases, weeds, and nutritional and environmental plant disorders
  • keeping records of soil mixtures, plantings, treatments, losses and yields
  • selecting plants and packaging them for presentation and delivery
  • advising customers on plant care and appropriate plants for local conditions
  • may plan sales area layouts and visual merchandise presentation

Occupation:

  • 362411 Nurseryperson

362411 Nurseryperson

Propagates and cultivates trees, shrubs, and ornamental and flowering plants in a plant or forestry nursery.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Forest Nursery Production Operator
  • Plant Propagator
Unit Group

3625 Arboriculture Workers

Arboriculture Workers maintain and care for individual trees and shrubs and provide specialist assessment and advice on trees and tree management in urban environments.

Indicative Skill Level:

The occupation Arborist has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

The occupation Tree Worker has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • advising on species selection, site planning and overall tree management and care
  • examining individual trees to assess their condition, potential risks associated with limbs or trees falling, and determine treatment
  • climbing trees using ropes and harnesses and elevated work platforms to reach limbs and branches
  • maintaining and caring for trees and shrubs by pruning limbs and shaping branches using chain and handsaws
  • removing dead and decaying trees, and grinding out tree stumps
  • clearing trees from overhead electricity and telecommunications lines

Occupations:

  • 362511 Arborist
  • 362512 Tree Worker

362511 Arborist

Alternative Title:

  • Arboriculturist
  • Urban Forester

Provides specialist assessment and advice on individual trees and tree management in urban environments, including risk assessment, species selection and site planning. Works with allied professionals such as Urban and Regional Planners, Landscape Architects and Environmental Consultants to provide strategic planning for urban forest preservation, protection and management.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Arboricultural Consultant

362512 Tree Worker

Alternative Title:

  • Tree Surgeon

Maintains and cares for individual trees and shrubs in urban environments by pruning and shaping branches, treating for pests and disease, removing dead or decaying trees, and advising on general tree care. Often employs specialist skills including aerial access of the tree using rope access or elevated work platforms.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Utility Tree Worker
Unit Group

3626 Gardeners (General)

Gardeners (General) plant, cultivate and maintain parks and gardens.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • preparing and maintaining seedbeds and growing sites
  • propagating and planting trees, bushes, hedges, flowers, and bulbs
  • preparing lawn areas by spreading topsoil and planting grass, and by laying instant turf
  • maintaining planted and grassed areas by weeding, trimming, fertilising, watering and mowing
  • pruning trees and hedges, and installing plant support and protection devices
  • spraying and dusting plants and trees to control insects and disease

Occupation:

  • 362611 Gardener (General)

362611 Gardener (General)

Plants, cultivates and maintains parks and gardens.

Skill Level: 3

Unit Group

3627 Landscape Gardeners and Irrigation Technicians

Landscape Gardeners and Irrigation Technicians plan and construct garden landscapes, and install irrigation systems.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • preparing plans and drawings, selecting materials and plants, and scheduling landscape construction
  • setting out and installing hardscape and softscape structures
  • constructing gravel and paved areas, walls, fences, trellises, pergolas, ponds, barbecues and garden furniture
  • preparing seedbeds and growing sites
  • planting trees, bushes, hedges, flowers and bulbs
  • preparing lawn areas by spreading topsoil and planting grass, and by laying instant turf
  • determining irrigation system hydraulic parameters
  • installing irrigation systems including pumps and meters
  • testing, maintaining, and repairing irrigation systems

Occupations:

  • 362711 Landscape Gardener
  • 362712 Irrigation Technician

362711 Landscape Gardener

Plans and constructs garden landscapes.

Skill Level: 3

362712 Irrigation Technician

Installs, maintains and services irrigation systems for agriculture, sports turf and horticulture.

Skill Level: 3

Minor Group

363 Primary Production Supervisors and Specialists

Primary Production Supervisors and Specialists apply in-depth industry specific knowledge to undertake, manage and supervise aspects of breeding, feeding and raising livestock and aquatic stock, catching fish, cultivating and harvesting broadacre and horticultural crops, managing forests, and shearing or classing wool and hair from animals.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • supervising the breeding, rearing and feeding of livestock for the production of breeding stock, milk, meat, eggs and wool or hair
  • shearing or classing wool and hair from animals
  • managing crops and pastures for livestock production
  • managing the planting, cultivation and harvest of broadacre or horticultural crops
  • managing implementation of animal health and plant pest control programs
  • supervising farming operations and maintenance of farming infrastructure
  • supervising work routines and training Farm Workers
  • undertaking specialised roles in agriculture, aquaculture, fisheries or forestry
Unit Group

3631 Senior Aquaculture, Crop and Forestry Workers

Senior Aquaculture, Crop and Forestry Workers apply in-depth industry specific knowledge to manage and supervise aspects of aquaculture, broadacre, horticultural crop, fisheries, forestry and vineyard production.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • managing and supervising the breeding, raising and harvesting of fish, prawns, oysters and other aquatic stock
  • managing and supervising the planting, cultivation and harvesting of crops, including wine grapes
  • managing and supervising the cultivation and maintenance of natural and plantation forests
  • managing livestock breeding programs and the rearing of young livestock
  • managing and supervising stock feeding and watering programs
  • supervising and undertaking the operation and maintenance of farming equipment and machinery
  • supervising the operation and maintenance of specialised equipment and machinery used in aquaculture, fisheries, forestry and vineyard settings
  • supervising and managing the inspection and maintenance of farm infrastructure, including fencing, trellising and water supply systems
  • ensuring fishing gear is rigged to correct specifications including legislated requirements
  • managing offboarding of catches
  • conducting forestry and fisheries-specific safety drills
  • overseeing logging and haulage crews and directing activities for reafforestation
  • organising and training workers
  • supervising work routines and day to day production operations
  • supervising, maintaining and operating data collection and analysis and production technology systems
  • may undertake or supervise the application of pesticides and other chemicals

Occupations:

  • 363111 Aquaculture Supervisor
  • 363112 Fishing Leading Hand
  • 363113 Forestry Operations Supervisor
  • 363114 Horticultural Supervisor or Specialist
  • 363115 Senior Broadacre Crop and Livestock Farm Worker
  • 363116 Senior Broadacre Crop Farm Worker
  • 363117 Vineyard Supervisor
  • 363199 Senior Aquaculture, Crop and Forestry Workers nec

363111 Aquaculture Supervisor

Supervises and performs specialist roles in aquacultural farming operations including in hatcheries, grow-out operations, and initial processing and packing of harvested product.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Processing Supervisor (Aquaculture)

363112 Fishing Leading Hand

Supervises fishing hands to ensure safe, efficient and effective fishing operations, preservation of quality catch and cleanliness and maintenance of workplace.

Skill Level: 3

363113 Forestry Operations Supervisor

Supervises Forestry and Logging Workers to ensure safe, efficient and effective cultivation, maintenance and harvesting of natural and plantation forests.

Skill Level: 3

363114 Horticultural Supervisor or Specialist

Supervises or performs specialist roles in horticultural farming operations including the planting, cultivation, harvest and packing of horticultural crops.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Horticultural Chemical Spray Operator
  • Horticultural Fertigation Manager
  • Horticultural Harvest Supervisor
  • Horticultural Irrigation Manager
  • Horticultural Machine Supervisor
  • Horticultural Packing Facility Supervisor
  • Horticultural Production Supervisor
  • Horticulture Section Manager

363115 Senior Broadacre Crop and Livestock Farm Worker

Performs skilled tasks to manage and supervise the cultivation of broadacre crops and the breeding and raising of livestock.

Skill Level: 3

363116 Senior Broadacre Crop Farm Worker

Performs skilled tasks on a broadacre crop farm in managing and supervising the planting, cultivation, and harvest of broadacre crops.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisation:

  • Broadacre Crop Chemical Spray Operator

363117 Vineyard Supervisor

Alternative Title:

  • Leading Hand (Vineyard)

Supervises aspects of vineyard operations including maintenance, pruning, harvest operations and disease and pest monitoring.

Skill Level: 3

363199 Senior Aquaculture, Crop and Forestry Workers nec

This occupation group covers Senior Aquaculture, Crop and Forestry Workers not elsewhere classified. This includes farm supervisors or specialists working on farms that involve two or more different commodity types not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 3

Unit Group

3632 Senior Livestock Farm Workers

Senior Livestock Farm Workers perform a variety of skilled tasks in managing and supervising the breeding, feeding, raising and milking of livestock for the production of breeding stock, milk, eggs, meat, wool and hair.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • managing livestock breeding programs and the rearing of young livestock
  • identifying livestock health and nutrition problems
  • supervising animal health and welfare programs
  • establishing and managing pastures and fodder crops for livestock production, and identifying plant health and nutrition problems
  • developing and implementing livestock feeding plans
  • implementing biosecurity management measures
  • managing water supply and irrigation systems
  • supervising farming operations such as herding, catching, drenching and milking livestock
  • supervising general farming activities such as maintenance and cleaning of livestock housing and other farm infrastructure
  • supervising work routines and training farm workers
  • supervising, maintaining and operating data collection and analysis and farm technology systems

Occupations:

  • 363211 Senior Beef Cattle Station Worker
  • 363212 Senior Cattle and Sheep Farm Worker
  • 363213 Senior Dairy Cattle Farm Worker
  • 363214 Senior Piggery Stockperson
  • 363215 Senior Sheep Farm Worker
  • 363299 Senior Livestock Farm Workers nec

363211 Senior Beef Cattle Station Worker

Alternative Title:

  • Leading Hand (Beef Cattle)
  • Overseer (Beef Cattle)

Performs skilled tasks on a beef cattle farm or station in managing and supervising the breeding, raising, feeding, treatment and welfare of cattle.

Skill Level: 3

363212 Senior Cattle and Sheep Farm Worker

Performs skilled tasks on a cattle and sheep farm in managing and supervising the breeding, raising, feeding, treatment and welfare of a cattle and sheep.

Skill Level: 3

363213 Senior Dairy Cattle Farm Worker

Alternative Title:

  • Dairy Herd Manager

Performs skilled tasks on a dairy farm in managing and supervising the breeding, raising, droving, feeding and milking of dairy cattle.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Production Manager (Dairy Cattle) (Skill Level 2)

363214 Senior Piggery Stockperson

Alternative Title:

  • Senior Piggery Attendant

Performs skilled tasks in a piggery in managing and supervising the breeding, farrowing, raising, feeding, treatment and welfare of pigs.

Skill Level: 3

363215 Senior Sheep Farm Worker

Performs skilled tasks on a sheep farm or station in managing and supervising the breeding, raising, feeding, treatment and welfare of sheep.

Skill Level: 3

363299 Senior Livestock Farm Workers nec

This occupation group covers Senior Livestock Farm Workers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Senior Horse Stud Worker
  • Senior Poultry Farm Worker
Unit Group

3633 Shearers and Wool Classers

Shearers and Wool Classers remove and classify wool and hair from sheep, goats, alpacas and other animals.

Indicative Skill Level:

The occupation Shearer has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

The occupation Wool Classer has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:
  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • selecting and preparing shearing equipment
  • catching and positioning animals for shearing
  • shearing and removing wool and hair from animals
  • identifying contaminated fibre and injured, infected and diseased animals
  • treating skin cuts
  • returning shorn animals to let-out pens for counting and checking
  • inspecting fleece to determine its type according to physical characteristics (staple length and strength, fibre diameter, colour)
  • classing wool into lines to meet processors’ requirements and to optimise growers’ returns
  • managing wool handling teams
  • instructing wool handlers and supervising the picking up, skirting, rolling and pressing of fleeces
  • may service, maintain and repair shearing equipment
  • may shear stud animals with hand shears or special combs

Occupations:

  • 363311 Shearer
  • 363312 Wool Classer

363311 Shearer

Removes wool and hair from sheep, goats, alpacas and other animals.

Skill Level: 3

363312 Wool Classer

Classifies wool to industry standards or market requirements.

Skill Level:

  • 3 Australia
  • 2 New Zealand