Occupation Profile – Apiarist – (ANZSCO 121311) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

Occupation TitleAPIARIST
ANZSCO Code121311
Occupations in this Group121311 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
DescriptionPlans, organises, controls, coordinates and operates apiaries to produce honey, queen bee pollen, beeswax and royal jelly, breed queen bees and pollinate crops.
Skill Level1
Alternative TitleBeekeeper
Occupation ListShort-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
Combined list of eligible skilled occupations for subclasses 457 and 186
CaveatsExcludes positions that:

  • predominantly involve low skilled tasks (e.g. fruit picking or packing, feeding of livestock or animals), or
  • are not located in regional Australia
Caveat Relevant ‘note’ no. in instrument9,10
Tasks-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
Skills Assessment AuthorityVETASSESS
Related Occupations121312 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
State Sponsorship OptionsSkilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Sponsorship
English RequirementsCompetent English (e.g. IELTS: at least 6 in each skill)