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Broadacre Crop Growers
Unit Group

Broadacre Crop Growers plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to grow broadacre crops such as cereals, oilseeds, pulses, sugar cane, rice, cotton and pasture crops.

Indicative Skill Level:

In Australia and New Zealand:

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 broadacre crops, from soil preparation to harvest, taking into account environmental and market factors

  • planning crop production and selecting seed and plant stock

  • coordinating and developing strategies for cultivating, fertilising and watering to maintain optimal production, crop health and growing conditions

  • organising farming operations and routines, such as collecting, storing, grading and packaging produce

  • planning and coordinating the sale, purchase and despatch of produce

  • directing and overseeing general farming activities to maintain crop health by managing biosecurity and other risks and controlling pests and weeds 

  • planning and overseeing the provision and maintenance of infrastructure such as equipment, machinery, sheds and water supply and irrigation systems

  • maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity, and planning production accordingly

  • overseeing data collection and analysis and farm technology systems

  • managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management

  • may select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Occupations in this unit group

  • 121599 - Broadacre Crop Growers nec

    This occupation group covers Broadacre Crop Growers not elsewhere classified.

    Skill Level: 1

    Occupations in this group include:

    • Tree Farmer
  • 121511 - Cotton Grower

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

    Skill Level: 1

  • 121512 - Grain, Oilseed, Pulse or Pasture Grower / Field Crop Grower

    Alternative Title:

    • Grain, Oilseed, Pulse or Pasture Farm Manager

    Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to grow grain (including certified seed and specialty grains), fodder, legumes, lupins, oilseeds, pulse and pasture crops.

    Skill Level: 1

  • 121513 - Sugar Cane Grower

    Alternative Title:

    • Sugar Cane Farm Manager

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

    Skill Level: 1

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