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36 Skilled Animal, Agricultural and Horticultural Workers

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

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