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ANZSCO 121211 - Registered Migration Australia


A cotton grower plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to grow cotton. A cotton grower in Australia is classified as a Skill Level 1 occupation.


Cotton Grower Occupation Lists
This occupation is on the following skill lists:




This occupation is not on the following skills list:



Group: 1212 Crop Farmers




Job Description - Registered Migration Australia

The job of a cotton grower in Australia is to plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to grow crops. 



  • planning and coordinating the production and marketing of crops, such as grain, cotton, sugar cane, fruit and nuts, vegetables, turf and flowers, from soil preparation to harvest taking into account environmental and market factors
  • selecting and planting seeds, seedlings and bulbs, and grafting new varieties to root stocks
  • maintaining crop production by cultivating, de-budding and pruning, and maintaining optimal growing conditions
  • organising and conducting farming operations, such as collecting, storing, grading and packaging produce, and organising the sale, purchase and despatch of produce
  • directing and overseeing general farming activities such as fertilising and pest and weed control
  • maintaining farm buildings, fences, equipment and water supply systems
  • maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity, and planning crop preparation and production to meet contract requirements and market demand
  • managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management
  • may select, train and supervise staff and contractors


Skill Level
Most occupations in the cotton grower unit group (Group 1212) 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).


Study Courses available in Australia


  • Diploma of Organic Farming - TAFE
  • Graduate Certificate in Management - TAFE


Occupations within the Cotton Grower Group



Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the cotton grower group if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.



English Requirement for a Cotton Grower 


  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate Exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.




Visa Caveats


  • The following caveats apply to the Subclass 457 visa or ENS (Subclass 186Direct Entry Stream application:


    Caveat 9:

    The position predominantly involves responsibility for low skilled tasks.

    Example 1: Rostering, maintaining records, reception duties and allocating duties to housekeepers, porters or doorpersons.

    Example 2: Fruit picking or packing or feeding of livestock or animals.

    Example 3: Truck driving.


    Caveat 10:

    The position is not located in regional Australia


For Subclass 457 visa applications this occupation is restricted to regional areas on the RSMS postcode list



Assessment Authority


  • Cotton Grower is currently assessed with VETASSESS - (Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services); more information regarding assessment bodies




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