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8424 Mixed Production Farm Workers

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
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Mixed Production Farm Workers perform routine tasks in support of farming spanning two or more of the three different primary production areas – aquaculture, crops, and livestock.

Indicative Skill Level:

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

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • patrolling, inspecting and reporting on the condition of crops and livestock
  • operating farm machines to cultivate, plant, fertilise, spray and harvest crops
  • maintaining and cleaning farming infrastructure and equipment such as sheds, pens, fences, plant and water and irrigation systems
  • loading and unloading seed grain, fertilisers and livestock feed, and loading produce into transporters
  • operating water supply and irrigation systems
  • providing livestock with feed and water and implementing livestock feeding programs
  • assisting with maintaining the health and welfare of livestock
  • mustering and droving livestock to milking and shearing sheds and between paddocks to ensure sufficient feed is available


  • 842411 Broadacre Crop and Livestock Farm Worker
  • 842499 Mixed Production Farm Workers nec

842411 Broadacre Crop and Livestock Farm Worker

Performs routine tasks in broadacre crop cultivation and livestock production.

Skill Level: 5

842499 Mixed Production Farm Workers nec

This occupation group covers Mixed Production Farm Workers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 5