Occupation Profile – Agricultural Consultant – (ANZSCO 234111) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

Occupation TitleAGRICULTURAL CONSULTANT
ANZSCO Code234111
Occupations in this Group234111 Agricultural Consultant
234112 Agricultural Scientist
234113 Forester (Aus) / Forest Scientist (NZ)
DescriptionAdvises farmers, agricultural businesses, rural industries and government on the production, processing and distribution of farm products.
Skill Level1
SpecialisationAgricultural Extension Officer
Landcare Officer
Alternative TitleAgricultural Adviser
Occupation ListMedium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
Combined list of eligible skilled occupations for subclasses 457 and 186
CaveatsNone
Tasks-collecting and analysing data and samples of produce, feed, soil and other factors affecting production
-advising Farmers and Farm Managers on techniques for improving the production of crops and livestock, and alternative agricultural options
-advising farmers on issues such as livestock and crop disease, control of pests and weeds, soil improvement, animal husbandry and feeding programs
-studying the environmental factors affecting commercial crop production, pasture growth, animal breeding, and the growth and health of forest trees
-studying the effects of cultivation techniques, soils, insects and plant diseases on animal, crop and forest production
-developing procedures and techniques for solving agricultural problems and improving the efficiency of production
-managing forest 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
Skills Assessment AuthorityVETASSESS
Related Occupations234112 Agricultural Scientist
234113 Forester (Aus) / Forest Scientist (NZ)
State Sponsorship OptionsSkilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Sponsorship
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Sponsorship
English RequirementsCompetent English (e.g. IELTS: at least 6 in each skill)