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ANZSCO 121399 - Registered Migration Australia


This occupation group covers Livestock Farmers not elsewhere classified. In Australia a livestock famer (nec) is a Skill Level 1 occupation.




  • Alpaca Farmer
  • Crocodile Farmer (Aus)
  • Dog Breeder
  • Emu Farmer (Aus)
  • Llama Farmer
  • Ostrich Farmer


Occupation Lists
Livestock Farmer (nec) is on the following skill lists:



This occupation is not on the following skills list:




Group: 1213 Livestock Farmers




Livestock Farmer (nec) Job Description - Registered Migration Australia

A livestock farmer plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to both grow crops and to breed and raise livestock. 



  • breeding and raising livestock for the production of honey, meat, milk, skins, eggs and wool
  • monitoring and maintaining the health and condition of livestock
  • providing pastures and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels
  • moving livestock to optimise feeding opportunities
  • organising and conducting farming operations such as catching, drenching and milking livestock, sterilising machines, and collecting, grading and packaging produce
  • directing and overseeing general farming activities such as maintaining pens, sheds and cages, fertilising, controlling pests and weeds, and growing fodder
  • maintaining fences, equipment and water supply systems
  • organising the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock and produce
  • 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


Skill Level
Most occupations in the livestock farming nec unit group (Group 1213) 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).



Occupations within the Livestock Farming (nec) Group




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


English Requirement


  • 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.



Assessment Authority


  • Livestock Farmers (nec) is currently assessed with VETASSESS; more info regarding assessment bodies.


Visa Caveats



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 application this occupation is restricted to regional areas on the RSMS postcode list



Please contact us if you would like assistance with your Livestock Farmer nec (not elsewhere classified) skilled visa application. Registered Migration Australia is a licensed migration company. We are proudly 100% Australian owned and operated.