8412 Crop Farm Workers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Crop Farm Workers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


CROP FARM WORKERS perform routine tasks in producing crops such as fruit, nuts, grains, vegetables and mushrooms.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.
In Australia:
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.
Tasks Include:

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

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
1 083.70
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012):