Agricultural, forestry and fishery labourers
Agricultural, forestry and fishery labourers perform simple and routine tasks in the production of crops and livestock, cultivation and maintenance of gardens and parks, exploitation and conservation of forests, and conduct of aquaculture and fisheries operations.
Tasks performed usually include: digging, raking and shovelling, using hand tools; loading unloading and stacking supplies, produce and other materials; watering, thinning, weeding and tending crops by hand or using hand tools; planting, harvesting, picking and collecting produce by hand; feeding, watering and cleaning animals and keeping their quarters clean; monitoring livestock, reporting on their condition; preparing and operating nets, lines and other fishing tackle and deck equipment; grading, sorting, bunching and packing produce into containers; performing minor repairs on fixtures, buildings, equipment, vessels and fences.
Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups:
9211 Crop Farm Labourers
9212 Livestock Farm Labourers
9213 Mixed Crop and Livestock Farm Labourers
9214 Garden and Horticultural Labourers
9215 Forestry Labourers
9216 Fishery and Aquaculture Labourers
Workers in subsistence agriculture who perform a limited range of simple and routine tasks, usually under the direction of others, are classified in the relevant unit group in Minor Group 921: Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Labourers. Workers in an agricultural setting whose main tasks are fetching water and gathering firewood are classified in Unit Group 9624: Water and Firewood Collectors.
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