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Horticultural Machine Supervisor Jobs in Australia


Supervises or performs specialist roles in horticultural farming operations including the planting, cultivation, harvest and packing of horticultural crops.

Skill Level: 3


  • Horticultural Chemical Spray Operator
  • Horticultural Fertigation Manager
  • Horticultural Harvest Supervisor
  • Horticultural Irrigation Manager
  • Horticultural Supervisor or Specialist
  • Horticultural Packing Facility Supervisor
  • Horticultural Production Supervisor
  • Horticulture Section Manager

Unit Group 3631: Senior Aquaculture, Crop and Forestry Workers

Senior Aquaculture, Crop and Forestry Workers apply in-depth industry specific knowledge to manage and supervise aspects of aquaculture, broadacre, horticultural crop, fisheries, forestry and vineyard production.

Indicative Skill Level:

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

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • managing and supervising the breeding, raising and harvesting of fish, prawns, oysters and other aquatic stock
  • managing and supervising the planting, cultivation and harvesting of crops, including wine grapes
  • managing and supervising the cultivation and maintenance of natural and plantation forests
  • managing livestock breeding programs and the rearing of young livestock
  • managing and supervising stock feeding and watering programs
  • supervising and undertaking the operation and maintenance of farming equipment and machinery
  • supervising the operation and maintenance of specialised equipment and machinery used in aquaculture, fisheries, forestry and vineyard settings
  • supervising and managing the inspection and maintenance of farm infrastructure, including fencing, trellising and water supply systems
  • ensuring fishing gear is rigged to correct specifications including legislated requirements
  • managing offboarding of catches
  • conducting forestry and fisheries-specific safety drills
  • overseeing logging and haulage crews and directing activities for reafforestation
  • organising and training workers
  • supervising work routines and day to day production operations
  • supervising, maintaining and operating data collection and analysis and production technology systems
  • may undertake or supervise the application of pesticides and other chemicals

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