Occupation Profile – Agricultural Scientist – (ANZSCO 234112) – Skilled / Employer-Sponsored Migration

Occupation TitleAGRICULTURAL SCIENTIST
ANZSCO Code234112
Occupations in this Group234111 Agricultural Consultant
234112 Agricultural Scientist
234113 Forester (Aus) / Forest Scientist (NZ)
DescriptionStudies commercial plants, animals and cultivation techniques to enhance the productivity of farms and agricultural industries.
Skill Level1
SpecialisationAgronomist
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 Occupations234111 Agricultural Consultant
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)