Horticulture Industry Labour Agreement (HILA)

The Horticulture Industry Labour Agreement is for Australian employers who are looking at sponsoring skilled and semi-skilled overseas workers for the horticulture industry, where appropriately qualified Australian workers are unavailable.

VETASSESS is the Skills Assessing Authority for the specified occupations in Table 1 below. Details of the assessment criteria for VETASSESS occupations under HILA can be downloaded here.

Occupation

ANZSCO Code or nearest equivalent

ANZSCO Skill Level

Cold Storage Manager

149999^

3

Facility Supervisor

070499*

2

Fork Lift Driver

721311^

4

Horticulture Farm Manager

070499*

1

Horticulture Grower

070499*

1

Horticulture Section Manager

070499*^

5

Irrigationist

841999^

5

Irrigationist Assistant

841999^

5

Machinery Manager

149913

4

Machinery Manager

149999^

4

Machinery Supervisor

149999^

4

Mobile Plant Operator

721111^

4

Production Horticulture Supervisor

070499*^

4

Production Horticulturist

070499*^

3

Protected Cropping Grower

070499*

1

Section Supervisor

070499*^

4

Truck Driver

733111^

4

Note:

* Code 070499 is used for occupations which do not have a close equivalent in ANZSCO.

^ The closest equivalent code available under ANZSCO has been applied for these occupations. The relevant requisite criteria may differ from the indicative skill level and tasks in ANZSCO or existing DAMA criteria.

A VETASSESS Skills Assessment is for migration purposes only. It involves an assessment of your qualification(s) and/or employment experience to determine if they are comparable with Australian standards for a skilled worker in your nominated occupation. In order for VETASSESS to proceed with your skills assessment application, you will need to prepare the required supporting documentation for your application.