Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Worker

Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers refers to members of this unit group that are not elsewhere classified. These workers include occupations involving caring for, hunting, trapping and shooting animals, as well as cultivating fields and controlling weeds.

Duties and tasks

  • Applies pesticides to gardens or fields
  • Builds or repairs fences and buildings
  • Hunts animals for food processing purposes
  • Manually plants, cultivates and harvests fruits, vegetables and field crops
  • Transplants, weeds, thins and prunes crops
  • Uses hand tools, such as knives, shovels, trowels and shears

Skills required

  • A hunting license may be required for some positions
  • Flexibility since work responsibilities will vary
  • Good physical stamina-- must be able to lift, stoop and carry
  • Good time management
  • Willing to work long hours, 5 to 7 days a week

Working conditions

Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers work mainly outdoors in all types of weather. The jobs are physical in nature. Some workers are expected to work seven days a week.

Professional associations / Industry information


Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA) 

Logging Investigation & Training Association (L.I.T.A.) 

Nursery and Garden Industry Australia 

Rural Skills Australia

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