1212 Broadacre Crop Growers

Broadacre Crop Growers plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to grow broadacre crops such as cereals, oilseeds, pulses, sugar cane, rice, cotton and pasture crops.

Indicative Skill Level:

In Australia:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Tasks Include:

  • planning and coordinating the production and marketing of broadacre crops, from soil preparation to harvest, taking into account environmental and market factors
  • planning crop production and selecting seed and plant stock
  • coordinating and developing strategies for cultivating, fertilising and watering to maintain optimal production, crop health and growing conditions
  • organising farming operations and routines, such as collecting, storing, grading and packaging produce
  • planning and coordinating the sale, purchase and despatch of produce
  • directing and overseeing general farming activities to maintain crop health by managing biosecurity and other risks and controlling pests and weeds
  • planning and overseeing the provision and maintenance of infrastructure such as equipment, machinery, sheds and water supply and irrigation systems
  • maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity, and planning production accordingly
  • overseeing data collection and analysis and farm technology systems
  • managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management
  • may select, train and supervise staff and contractors


  • 121211 Cotton Grower
  • 121214 Grain, Oilseed, Pulse or Pasture Grower / Field Crop Grower
  • 121217 Sugar Cane Grower