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121318 - Pig Farmer


Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise pigs for meat and breeding stock.

Skill Level


Alternative Titles

    • Pig Farm Manager


    • Pig Breeder

Skills Assessment Authority



Not eligible if:

    • Caveat 9
      • TSS, ENS - The position predominantly involves responsibility for low skilled tasks.
        • Example 1: Rostering, maintaining records, reception duties and allocating duties to housekeepers, porters or doorpersons.
        • Example 2: Fruit picking or packing or feeding of livestock or animals.
        • Example 3: Truck driving.
    • Caveat 10
      • TSS, ENS - The position is not located in regional Australia (within the meaning of subregulation 5.19(7) of the Regulations).

Group: 1213 Livestock Farmers


plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to breed and raise livestock.


    • breeding and raising livestock for the production of honey, meat, milk, skins, eggs and wool
    • monitoring and maintaining the health and condition of livestock
    • providing pastures and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels
    • moving livestock to optimise feeding opportunities
    • organising and conducting farming operations such as catching, drenching and milking livestock, sterilising machines, and collecting, grading and packaging produce
    • directing and overseeing general farming activities such as maintaining pens, sheds and cages, fertilising, controlling pests and weeds, and growing fodder
    • maintaining fences, equipment and water supply systems
    • organising the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock and produce
    • maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly
    • managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management
    • may select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Skill Level

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).

Occupations in this Group

    • 121311 Apiarist
    • 121312 Beef Cattle Farmer
    • 121313 Dairy Cattle Farmer
    • 121314 Deer Farmer
    • 121315 Goat Farmer
    • 121316 Horse Breeder
    • 121317 Mixed Livestock Farmer
    • 121318 Pig Farmer
    • 121321 Poultry Farmer
    • 121322 Sheep Farmer
    • 121399 Livestock Farmers nec





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