7211 AGRICULTURAL, FORESTRY AND HORTICULTURAL PLANT OPERATORS
AGRICULTURAL, FORESTRY AND HORTICULTURAL PLANT OPERATORS operate agricultural, forestry and horticultural plant to clear and cultivate land, sow and harvest crops, and fell trees and move logs.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)
At least one year 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.
Registration or licensing may be required.
preparing and positioning plant for operation
operating tractor-drawn and self-propelled plant to plough land and sow, fertilise, cultivate and harvest crops, and avoid damaging crops
adjusting speed, height and depth of implements
operating plant to hold, lift and cut trees
operating attachments to lift, swing, release and sort trees and logs, and operating auxiliary plant such as chipping machines and log splitting machines
feeding felled trees into processors to strip limbs and cut into logs and loading logs onto stockpiles and into trucks
keeping log tallies and writing work reports
servicing plant and performing minor repairs