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Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation system
Audit irrigation systems
Design irrigation system maintenance and monitoring programs
Design irrigation, drainage and water treatment systems
Develop an irrigation and drainage management plan
Monitor and manage soils for production
Manage sales and service delivery
Monitor and review business performance
Manage staff
Market products and services
Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders

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Plan production for the whole business
Manage an agroecology production system
Manage biodynamic production
Manage organic soil improvement
Prepare the enterprise for organic or biodynamic certification
Develop production plans for crops
Manage agricultural crop production
Monitor and review business performance
Plan, implement and review a quality assurance program
Design irrigation, drainage and water treatment systems

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Provide advice on permaculture principles and practices
Design an integrated permaculture system
Develop a strategic plan for a permaculture project or enterprise
Manage a permaculture project
Research and interpret requirements for a permaculture project
Carry out permaculture field research
Plan and supervise the implementation of permaculture project works
Design permaculture structures and features
Facilitate participatory planning and learning activities
Plan community governance and decision making processes
Manage organic soil improvement
Develop an organic or biodynamic management plan

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Plan a seed crop establishment program
Supervise seed crop establishment
Plan and implement seed crop maintenance
Supervise seed crop harvesting
Maintain work health and safety processes
Analyse and interpret production data
Identify risk and apply risk management processes
Supervise irrigation system maintenance
Develop a regional pest management program
Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures
Sample soils and interpret results
Supervise work routines and staff performance

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Prepare and maintain a seed reference collection
Develop and implement laboratory policy and procedures
Undertake internal audits in a seed laboratory
Perform a tetrazolium test
Perform seed vigour test
Perform a 1000 seed weight test
Maintain work health and safety processes
Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures
Supervise work routines and staff performance
Maintain a quarantine approved laboratory
Perform an Anguina test on annual ryegrass seed
Handle & store quarantinable materials
Perform an endophytic seed test
Perform an electrophoresis test on a seed sample
Perform standard calibrations
Process and interpret data
Use laboratory application software
Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes

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Provide advice on permaculture principles and practices
Plan and implement permaculture works
Select appropriate technology for a permaculture system
Identify and analyse bioregional characteristics and resources
Evaluate suitability of species as solutions for permaculture applications
Design a rural permaculture system
Design an urban permaculture system
Design harvesting and storage systems for permaculture products
Implement and monitor animal health and welfare programs for a permaculture system
Recommend approaches for sustainable community and bioregional development
Establish a rural permaculture system
Provide work skill instruction

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Diagnose plant health problems
Develop a horticultural production plan
Manage a controlled growing environment
Monitor and manage soils for production projects
Manage work health and safety processes
Develop and manage a chemical use strategy
Manage enterprise staff requirements
Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports
Manage machinery and equipment
Source goods/services and evaluate contractors

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Develop climate risk management strategies
Plan and manage infrastructure requirements
Plan production for the whole business
Plan and implement administrative systems
Monitor and review business performance
Analyse machinery options
Manage estate planning
Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders
Negotiate and monitor contracts
Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies

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Prepare a working sample
Identify seeds
Perform a seed purity analysis
Perform a seed moisture test
Perform a seed germination test
Perform a “Determination of Other Seeds by Number” test
Comply with industry quality assurance requirements
Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
Contribute to work health and safety processes
Perform a fluorescence test on seeds
Handle & store quarantinable seeds
Respond to emergencies
Record and present data
Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose
Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance
Maintain and control stocks
Perform microscopic examination
Provide work skill instruction

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Research and communicate information on permaculture principles and practices
Develop recommendations for integrated plant and animal systems
Maintain integrated plant and animal systems
Select plant and animal species for permaculture systems
Conduct site inspections
Establish an rural permaculture system
Implement crop maintenance and harvesting programs for permaculture systems
Install structures for permaculture systems
Coordinate preparation and storage of permaculture products
Test, improve and maintain soil in a permaculture system
Read and interpret property maps and plans
Plan propagation activities for a permaculture system
Manage plant pests, diseases and disorders in a permaculture system
Implement property improvements, construction and repair
Monitor weather conditions