Agricultural, Fishery and Forestry Scientist ANZSCO

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Source from: https://labourmarketinsights.gov.au/occupation-profile/agricultural-and-forestry-scientists?occupationCode=2341

 

Job Summary of this Unit Group:

Agricultural, Fisheries and Forestry Scientists advise farmers, primary industries and government on aspects of farming, fisheries, aquaculture and forestry, develop techniques for increasing productivity, and study and develop plans and policies for the management of land, fisheries and forest areas.

 

Requisite Education:

Bachelor degree or higher qualification

 

Whether the Education can be substituted with experience:

  • In some instances, relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

 

Detailed Tasks:

  • collecting and analysing data and samples of produce, feed, soil, water quality and other factors affecting stock and production
  • advising Farmers and Farm Managers on techniques for improving production, and alternative options
  • advising farmers on issues such as livestock and crop disease, control of pests and weeds, soil improvement, animal husbandry and nutrition and feeding programs
  • studying environmental and other factors affecting commercial crop production, pasture growth, animal breeding, fisheries, and forests and forest trees
  • studying the effects of cultivation techniques, soils, insects and diseases on production
  • developing procedures and techniques for solving problems and improving the efficiency of production
  • managing forest and aquatic resources to maximise their long-term commercial, recreational and environmental benefits for the community
  • studying the propagation and culture of forest trees, methods for improving the growth of stock and the effects of thinning on forest yields
  • preparing plans for reafforestation and devising efficient harvesting systems
  • investigating, planning and implementing management procedures to cope with the effects of fires, floods, droughts, soil erosion, insect pests and diseases

 

234111 Agricultural Consultant ANZSCO

Advises farmers, agricultural businesses, rural industries and government on the production, processing and distribution of farm products.

Skill Level: 1

Skilled Occupations List: Long Term

Alternative Title:

  • Agricultural Adviser

Specialisations:

  • Agricultural Extension Officer
  • Landcare Officer

 

234113 Forester / Forest Scientist ANZSCO

Studies, develops and manages forest areas to maintain commercial and recreational uses, conserve flora and fauna, and protect against fire, pests and diseases.

Skill Level: 1

Skilled Occupations List: Long Term

Specialisations:

  • Forestry Adviser
  • Forestry Consultant

 

234114 Agricultural Research Scientist ANZSCO

Researches and studies commercial plants, animals, and cultivation techniques to enhance the productivity of farms and agricultural industries.

Aquaculture or Fisheries Scientists are excluded from this occupation. Aquaculture or Fisheries Scientists are included in Occupation 234116 Aquaculture or Fisheries Scientist.

Skill Level: 1

Skilled Occupations List: N/A

Alternative Title:

  • Agricultural Scientist

Specialisation:

  • Research Agronomist

 

234115 Agronomist ANZSCO

Provides advice on quality, production and management of crops and livestock by assessing growing conditions and environmental factors and examining crops and livestock.

Research Agronomists are excluded from this occupation. Research Agronomists are included in Occupation 234114 Agricultural Research Scientist.

Skill Level: 1

Skilled Occupations List: N/A

Specialisations:

  • Animal Nutritionist
  • Sales Agronomist

 

234116 Aquaculture or Fisheries Scientist ANZSCO

Studies commercial marine and aquatic plants, animals, ecosystems, and aquaculture techniques to assess stock and enhance the productivity of aquatic wild harvest and aquaculture and developing better ways of harvesting fish and plants.

Marine Biologists are excluded from this occupation. Marine Biologists are included in Occupation 234516 Marine Biologist.

Skill Level: 1

Skilled Occupations List: N/A

Alternative Title:

  • Aquaculture or Fisheries Research Scientist

 


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