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Senior Aquaculture, Crop and Forestry Workers
Unit Group

Senior Aquaculture, Crop and Forestry Workers apply in-depth industry specific knowledge to manage and supervise aspects of aquaculture, broadacre, horticultural crop, fisheries, forestry and vineyard production.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • managing and supervising the breeding, raising and harvesting of fish, prawns, oysters and other aquatic stock
  • managing and supervising the planting, cultivation and harvesting of crops, including wine grapes
  • managing and supervising the cultivation and maintenance of natural and plantation forests
  • managing livestock breeding programs and the rearing of young livestock
  • managing and supervising stock feeding and watering programs
  • supervising and undertaking the operation and maintenance of farming equipment and machinery
  • supervising the operation and maintenance of specialised equipment and machinery used in aquaculture, fisheries, forestry and vineyard settings
  • supervising and managing the inspection and maintenance of farm infrastructure, including fencing, trellising and water supply systems
  • ensuring fishing gear is rigged to correct specifications including legislated requirements
  • managing offboarding of catches
  • conducting forestry and fisheries-specific safety drills
  • overseeing logging and haulage crews and directing activities for reafforestation
  • organising and training workers
  • supervising work routines and day to day production operations
  • supervising, maintaining and operating data collection and analysis and production technology systems
  • may undertake or supervise the application of pesticides and other chemicals

Occupations in this unit group

  • 363111 - Aquaculture Supervisor

    Supervises and performs specialist roles in aquacultural farming operations including in hatcheries, grow-out operations, and initial processing and packing of harvested product.

    Skill Level: 3


    • Processing Supervisor (Aquaculture)
  • 363112 - Fishing Leading Hand

    Supervises fishing hands to ensure safe, efficient and effective fishing operations, preservation of quality catch and cleanliness and maintenance of workplace.

    Skill Level: 3

  • 363113 - Forestry Operations Supervisor

    Supervises Forestry and Logging Workers to ensure safe, efficient and effective cultivation, maintenance and harvesting of natural and plantation forests.

    Skill Level: 3

  • 363114 - Horticultural Supervisor or Specialist

    Supervises or performs specialist roles in horticultural farming operations including the planting, cultivation, harvest and packing of horticultural crops.

    Skill Level: 3


    • Horticultural Chemical Spray Operator
    • Horticultural Fertigation Manager
    • Horticultural Harvest Supervisor
    • Horticultural Irrigation Manager
    • Horticultural Machine Supervisor
    • Horticultural Packing Facility Supervisor
    • Horticultural Production Supervisor
    • Horticulture Section Manager
  • 363115 - Senior Broadacre Crop and Livestock Farm Worker

    Performs skilled tasks to manage and supervise the cultivation of broadacre crops and the breeding and raising of livestock.

    Skill Level: 3

  • 363116 - Senior Broadacre Crop Farm Worker

    Performs skilled tasks on a broadacre crop farm in managing and supervising the planting, cultivation, and harvest of broadacre crops.

    Skill Level: 3


    • Broadacre Crop Chemical Spray Operator
  • 363117 - Vineyard Supervisor

    Alternative Title:

    • Leading Hand (Vineyard)

    Supervises aspects of vineyard operations including maintenance, pruning, harvest operations and disease and pest monitoring.

    Skill Level: 3

  • 363199 - Senior Aquaculture, Crop and Forestry Workers nec

    This occupation group covers Senior Aquaculture, Crop and Forestry Workers not elsewhere classified. This includes farm supervisors or specialists working on farms that involve two or more different commodity types not elsewhere classified.

    Skill Level: 3

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