Performs routine tasks in crop cultivation and animal production.
Skill Level 5
General Farm Hand
Skills Assessment Authority
Caveats No caveats .
Group: 8416 Mixed Crop and Livestock Farm Workers
perform routine tasks in crop cultivation and animal production.
patrolling, inspecting and reporting on the condition of crops and livestock
operating farm machines to cultivate, plant, fertilise, spray and harvest field crops
maintaining and repairing buildings, machines, fences, plant and water systems
loading and unloading seed grain, fertilisers and livestock feed, and loading field crops into transporters for marketing
irrigating land for crop growth
providing livestock with feed and water
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
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.
AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register 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.