This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for general job roles in rural and regional Australia, and supporting job roles in agriculture including livestock production, cropping or in the case of mixed farming workplaces, both cropping and livestock. Job roles vary across different industry sectors and may include:
- Assistant animal attendant/stockperson
- Assistant farm or station hand/worker/labourer
- Assistant farm fencing contractor
- Farm machinery worker
- Saleyard livestock worker.
Depending on the units selected individuals can be employed not only in agriculture but also other rural and regional sectors.
Individuals with this qualification carry out routine tasks under supervision where the work is predictable and structured with limited judgement requirements.
The qualification is suited to VET programs delivered to secondary school students or learners with no previous connection the agriculture industry or relevant employment history.