Performs routine tasks on a vegetable farm or market garden such as cultivating and fertilising soil, and planting and irrigating crops. May spray chemicals on crops to treat disease and pests.
Vegetable Pickers are excluded from this occupation. Vegetable Pickers are included in Occupation 841215 Vegetable Picker.
Skills Assessment Authority
No caveats apply to this occupation.
Group: 8412 Crop Farm Workers
perform routine tasks in producing crops such as fruit, nuts, grains, vegetables and mushrooms.
planting trees, seeds, seedlings, roots, bulbs, vines and other plants using hand tools and farm machines
building trellises for climbing vegetables and vines
operating farm machines to cultivate, fertilise, spray and harvest fruit, nuts, grains and vegetables
spraying trees, vines and other plants with chemicals to control weed growth, insects, fungus growth and diseases
thinning, weeding and hoeing row crops, and pruning trees and vines
irrigating land for crop growth
selecting and picking fruit, nuts, grains, vegetables and mushrooms according to size and ripeness, and discarding rotting and over-ripened produce
grading, sorting, bunching and packing produce into containers
loading filled fruit, nut, grain and vegetable containers onto trucks
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.