Ostrich Farm Worker
Unit Group 8423: Livestock Farm Workers
Livestock Farm Workers perform routine tasks in livestock, meat, milk, egg and wool production.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
- AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)
In New Zealand:
- 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.
The occupations Stablehand, Wool Handler and Livestock Farm Workers nec 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:
- 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.
- assisting with maintaining the health and welfare of livestock, including by patrolling, inspecting and reporting on the condition of livestock
- providing livestock with feed and water and implementing livestock feeding and welfare programs
- carrying out livestock birthing or hatching, and rearing of young livestock duties
- establishing pastures and crops for livestock production
- herding and droving livestock to access feed as well as for shearing, milking and other farming operations
- washing and cleaning udders, and using and sterilising milking machines and performing milking shed hygiene processes
- collecting eggs and placing in incubators
- collecting and spreading fleeces on skirting tables for classing, pressing wool and branding bales
- undertaking animal husbandry duties for livestock such as lamb and calf marking, mulesing, foot paring and hoof care
- exercising horses by walking, riding (excluding galloping), leading and swimming, and attending to horses at track work, barrier trials and races
- undertaking general farming and maintenance activities such as erecting and repairing fences, maintaining and cleaning livestock housing and maintaining other infrastructure
- operating and maintaining general farm machinery and water supply and irrigation systems
- operating data collection and farm technology systems
- assembling, preparing and storing livestock feed, bedding and handling equipment, including horse equipment
Occupations in this unit group
- 842311 Station Hand (Beef Cattle)
- 842311 Beef Cattle Farm Worker
- 842312 Cattle and Sheep Farm Worker
- 842313 Dairy Cattle Farm Worker
- 842314 Cattle Hoof Trimmer
- 842314 Livestock Husbandry Worker
- 842314 Sheep Foot Parer
- 842314 Muleser
- 842314 Horse Hoof Carer
- 842314 Lamb Marker
- 842314 Livestock Contractor
- 842315 Piggery Farm Worker
- 842316 Poultry Farm Worker
- 842317 Sheep Farm Worker
- 842317 Station Hand (Sheep)
- 842318 Horse and Stud Worker
- 842318 Stablehand
- 842321 Shearing Shed Worker
- 842321 Shearing Shed Hand
- 842321 Wool Handler
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