Occupation Profile – Vegetable Grower (Aus) / Market Gardener (NZ) – (ANZSCO 121221) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

Occupation TitleVEGETABLE GROWER (AUS) / MARKET GARDENER (NZ)
ANZSCO Code121221
Occupations in this Group121211 Cotton Grower
121212 Flower Grower
121213 Fruit or Nut Grower
121214 Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower (Aus) / Field Crop Grower (NZ)
121215 Grape Grower
121216 Mixed Crop Farmer
121217 Sugar Cane Grower
121218 Turf Grower
121221 Vegetable Grower (Aus) / Market Gardener (NZ)
121299 Crop Farmers nec
DescriptionPlans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming, greenhouse and market garden operations to grow vegetables.
Skill Level1
Alternative TitleVegetable Farm Manager
SpecialisationMarket Gardener (Vegetables) (Aus)
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-planning and coordinating the operation of hatcheries to produce fish fry, seed oysters, crayfish, marron and prawns taking into account environmental and market factors
-monitoring the environment to maintain optimal growing conditions
-identifying and controlling environmental toxins and diseases
-monitoring stock growth rates to determine when to harvest
-transporting fish, crayfish, marron, prawns and sticks of seed oysters to new tanks, ponds, cages and floating net pens
-directing and overseeing the harvesting, grading and packaging of fish, oysters and other aquatic stock
-organising the sale, purchase and transportation of fish stock
-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 Occupations121211 Cotton Grower
121212 Flower Grower
121213 Fruit or Nut Grower
121214 Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower (Aus) / Field Crop Grower (NZ)
121215 Grape Grower
121216 Mixed Crop Farmer
121217 Sugar Cane Grower
121218 Turf Grower
121299 Crop Farmers nec
State Sponsorship OptionsSkilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Sponsorship
English RequirementsCompetent English (e.g. IELTS: at least 6 in each skill)