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121 Farmers and Farm Managers

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
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Farmers and Farm Managers plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations involving aquaculture, broadacre crops, horticultural crops, and livestock.

Indicative Skill Level:

In Australia and New Zealand:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Tasks Include:

  • planning and coordinating the operation of hatcheries and crop production
  • breeding and raising livestock and aquatic stock
  • monitoring and maintaining the health of stock
  • identifying and controlling environmental toxins, weeds, pests and diseases
  • organising and conducting farming operations such as maintaining buildings, water supply systems and equipment
  • managing business capital, monitoring market activity and planning production to meet contract requirements and market demand