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$1,500 per week


Agricultural, Forestry and Horticultural Plant Operators operate agricultural, forestry and horticultural plant to clear and cultivate land, sow and harvest crops, and fell trees and move logs.


  • preparing and positioning plant for operation
  • operating tractor-drawn and self-propelled plant to plough land and sow, fertilise, cultivate and harvest crops, and avoid damaging crops
  • adjusting speed, height and depth of implements
  • operating plant to hold, lift and cut trees
  • operating attachments to lift, swing, release and sort trees and logs, and operating auxiliary plant such as chipping machines and log splitting machines
  • feeding felled trees into processors to strip limbs and cut into logs and loading logs onto stockpiles and into trucks
  • keeping log tallies and writing work reports
  • servicing plant and performing minor repairs.


  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

To become an Agricultural, Forestry & Horticultural Operator

Skills employers are looking for

  • Machinery Operation

  • Global Positioning System (GPS)

  • Communication Skills

  • Forklift Operation

  • Irrigation

  • Farm Equipment Operation

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