Australian Jobs In Demand

Australian Jobs In Demand

Group 84 Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers

FARM, FORESTRY AND GARDEN WORKERS perform a variety of routine tasks in cultivating and harvesting crops, plants and forests, breeding and raising of livestock and aquatic stock, and the management of pests and weeds.
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:
NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4); or

NZ Register 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