Performs routine tasks on a sheep farm such as herding sheep into pens in preparation for branding, shearing, crutching, dipping and yarding for sale.
Skills Assessment Authority
No caveats apply to this occupation.
Group: 8415 Livestock Farm Workers
perform routine tasks in livestock, egg and wool production.
patrolling, inspecting and reporting on the condition of livestock
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
washing and cleaning udders, and attaching milking machines to udders and milking cows
collecting eggs and placing in incubators
herding sheep for shearing and keeping mobs separate during shearing
spreading fleeces on skirting tables for classing, pressing wool and branding bales
exercising horses by walking, riding, leading and swimming, and attending to horses at track work, barrier trials and races
cleaning stables and hatcheries, storing bedding and performing minor repairs on fixtures, buildings and fences
assembling, preparing and storing horse gear
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.