Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator

Operates agricultural and horticultural plant to clear and cultivate land, and sow and harvest crops. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 12 months - 2 years
Average pay $41,021
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 3,200

What does an Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator do?

  • 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

Specialisations

  • Cotton Picking Machine Operator
  • Harvester Operator
  • Rotary Hoe Operator

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Commercial Composting