Latest release
Group
Sub-major Group

84 Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers

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

Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers perform a variety of routine tasks in cultivating and harvesting crops, plants and forests, breeding, feeding and raising livestock and aquatic stock, and the management of pests and weeds, to support the production of breeding stock, meat, milk, eggs, wool, wood, crops and plants.

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 Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4); or
  • AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4); or
  • NZQF Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. In the case of some Skill Level 5 occupations, a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification, or no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • planting and propagating trees, seeds, seedlings, bulbs and vines
  • pruning and thinning crops, vines and trees
  • monitoring the condition of crops and livestock and ensuring that they have adequate water and feed
  • harvesting, sorting and packing produce into containers
  • mustering and droving livestock
  • cultivating and maintaining natural and plantation forests and felling trees
  • managing and controlling pests and weeds species by applying chemicals and trapping and shooting animals