UNIT GROUP 1212 CROP FARMERS
CROP FARMERS plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to grow crops.

Indicative Skill Level:
In Australia:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Tasks Include:

    • planning and coordinating the production and marketing of crops, such as grain, cotton, sugar cane, fruit and nuts, vegetables, turf and flowers, from soil preparation to harvest taking into account environmental and market factors
    • selecting and planting seeds, seedlings and bulbs, and grafting new varieties to root stocks
    • maintaining crop production by cultivating, de-budding and pruning, and maintaining optimal growing conditions
    • organising and conducting farming operations, such as collecting, storing, grading and packaging produce, and organising the sale, purchase and despatch of produce
    • directing and overseeing general farming activities such as fertilising and pest and weed control
    • maintaining farm buildings, fences, equipment and water supply systems
    • maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity, and planning crop preparation and production to meet contract requirements and market demand
    • managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management
    • may select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Occupations:

121211 Cotton Grower
121212 Flower Grower
121213 Fruit or Nut Grower
121214 Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower

121215 Grape Grower
121216 Mixed Crop Farmer
121217 Sugar Cane Grower
121218 Turf Grower
121221 Vegetable Grower
121299 Crop Farmers nec


121211 COTTON GROWER

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to grow cotton.

Skill Level: 1


121212 FLOWER GROWER

Alternative Title:

Floriculturist
Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs planting, cultivating and harvesting activities to grow flowering and foliage plants.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisation:

Market Gardener (Flowers)


121213 FRUIT OR NUT GROWER

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to grow fruit and nuts.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

Market Gardener (Fruit)
Olive Grower
Orchardist


121214 GRAIN, OILSEED OR PASTURE GROWER

Alternative Title:

Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Farm Manager
Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to grow grain, oilseed, protein and pasture crops.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisations:

Lucerne Farmer
Soybean Grower
Wheat Farmer


121215 GRAPE GROWER

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to grow table or wine grapes.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisation:

Viticulturist


121216 MIXED CROP FARMER

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to grow a variety of crops.

Skill Level: 1


121217 SUGAR CANE GROWER

Alternative Title:

Sugar Cane Farm Manager
Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to grow sugar cane.

Skill Level: 1


121218 TURF GROWER

Alternative Title:

Turf Farmer
Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to grow turf.

Skill Level: 1


121221 VEGETABLE GROWER

Alternative Title:

Vegetable Farm Manager
Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming, greenhouse and market garden operations to grow vegetables.

Skill Level: 1

Specialisation:

Market Gardener (Vegetables)


121299 CROP FARMERS NEC

This occupation group covers Crop Farmers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level: 1

Occupations in this group include:

Coffee Grower
Ginger Farmer
Hop Farmer
Mushroom Farmer
Tea Tree Farmer
Tree Farmer