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Vegetable Picker Australia

Vegetable Picker Australia ANZSCO  841215:

Vegetable Picker Australia ANZSCO 841215:

Description

Harvests vegetables and prepares produce for distribution.
Vegetable Farm Workers (Aus) / Market Garden Workers (NZ) are excluded from this occupation. Vegetable Farm Workers (Aus) / Market Garden Workers (NZ) are included in Occupation 841214 Vegetable Farm Worker (Aus) / Market Garden Worker (NZ).

Skill Level

5

Group: 8412 Crop Farm Workers

Description

perform routine tasks in producing crops such as fruit, nuts, grains, vegetables and mushrooms.

Tasks

  • 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

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.

Occupations in this Group