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841515 - Sheep Farm Worker

Description

Performs routine tasks on a sheep farm such as herding sheep into pens in preparation for branding, shearing, crutching, dipping and yarding for sale.

Skill Level

5

Specialisations

    • Shepherd

Skills Assessment Authority

Caveats

No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 8415 Livestock Farm Workers

Description

perform routine tasks in livestock, egg and wool production.

Tasks

    • patrolling, inspecting and reporting on the condition of livestock
    • providing livestock with feed and water
    • assisting with maintaining the health and welfare of livestock
    • mustering and droving livestock to milking and shearing sheds and between paddocks to ensure sufficient feed is available
    • washing and cleaning udders, and attaching milking machines to udders and milking cows
    • collecting eggs and placing in incubators
    • herding sheep for shearing and keeping mobs separate during shearing
    • spreading fleeces on skirting tables for classing, pressing wool and branding bales
    • exercising horses by walking, riding, leading and swimming, and attending to horses at track work, barrier trials and races
    • cleaning stables and hatcheries, storing bedding and performing minor repairs on fixtures, buildings and fences
    • assembling, preparing and storing horse gear

Skill Level

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

In Australia:

AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

Occupations in this Group

    • 841511 Beef Cattle Farm Worker
    • 841512 Dairy Cattle Farm Worker
    • 841513 Mixed Livestock Farm Worker
    • 841514 Poultry Farm Worker
    • 841515 Sheep Farm Worker
    • 841516 Stablehand
    • 841517 Wool Handler
    • 841599 Livestock Farm Workers nec

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