Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers includes jobs like Bush Regenerator, Indoor Plant Technician, Irrigationist, Kelp or Seagrass Gatherer, Seed Collector, and Weed Controller.

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

    Tasks

    • Irrigates land for crop growth.
    • Collects seeds and cultivates seedlings for replanting purposes.
    • Plants crops using hand tools and farm machines.
    • Builds trellises for climbing plants and vines.
    • Fells and de-barks non-productive crops and thins young plantations.
    • Sprays plants, crops and pastures with chemicals to control weed growth, insects, fungus growth and diseases.
    • Operates machinery to cultivate, fertilise, spray and harvest crops.
    • Selects and harvests crops according to size and ripeness, while discarding rotting and over-ripened produce.
    • Grades, sorts, bunches and packs produce into containers and loads onto trucks.
    • Maintains farm, forest and garden roads, buildings, facilities, signs and equipment.

    More about Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers

    All Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers

    • $1,086 Weekly Pay
    • Moderate Future Growth
    • Average unemployment Unemployment

    Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers (not covered elsewhere)

    • 4,200 workers Employment Size
    • Entry level Skill level rating
    • 63% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 44 hours Average full-time
    • 41 years Average age
    • 20% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers (not covered elsewhere) (in their main job) grew strongly over 5 years:
    from 3,700 in 2011 to 4,200 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers (not covered elsewhere) work in many parts of Australia. New South Wales has a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; Public Administration and Safety; and Construction.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (63%, similar to the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 44 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 41 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 20% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing44.7
    Public Administration and Safety14.1
    Construction11.4
    Administrative and Support Services7.2
    Other Industries22.6

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateFarm, Forestry and Garden Workers (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs Average
    NSW43.031.6
    VIC15.025.6
    QLD17.920.0
    SA8.07.0
    WA11.410.8
    TAS1.82.0
    NT1.61.0
    ACT1.21.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketFarm, Forestry and Garden Workers (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-193.3-5.05.0
    20-2413.8-9.39.3
    25-3420.4-22.922.9
    35-4419.3-22.022.0
    45-5421.3-21.621.6
    55-5910.2-9.09.0
    60-646.9-6.06.0
    65 and Over4.8-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationFarm, Forestry and Garden Workers (not covered elsewhere)All Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate2.9-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree15.0-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma11.6-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV30.6-21.121.1
    Year 1214.7-18.118.1
    Year 116.0-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below19.2-12.512.5

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

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    Employers look for Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers who are fit, reliable and can work independently when needed but also as part of a team.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Biology

      56% Skill level

      Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

    2. Customer and Personal Service

      53% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    3. Production and Processing

      53% Skill level

      Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

    4. Transportation

      51% Skill level

      Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

    5. Education and Training

      51% Skill level

      Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Outdoors, Exposed to Weather

      95% Important

      How often do you work outdoors, exposed to the weather?

    2. In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment

      93% Important

      How often do you work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car)?

    3. Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment

      93% Important

      How often do you wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?

    4. Frequency of Decision Making

      91% Important

      How often do you make decisions that affect other people?

    5. Exposed to Contaminants

      88% Important

      How often are you exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours?

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    O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 37-3012.00 - Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation.

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