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1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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Contents >> Field of Education Structure and Definitions >> Definitions >> 05 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies



AGRICULTURE, ENVIRONMENTAL AND RELATED STUDIES is the study of the theory and practice of breeding, growing, gathering, reproducing and caring for plants and animals. It includes the study of the interaction between people and the environment and the application of scientific principles to the environment to protect it from deterioration.

The theoretical content of Broad Field 05 Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies includes:
. crop production
. animal production and management
. environmental impact and assessment
. forest resource management
. soil and water conservation
. aquatic resource management

The main purpose of this broad field of education is to develop an understanding of the management and use of natural resources, and the production of primary agricultural products.

This broad field comprises the narrow fields listed below but excludes:

Veterinary science. This is included in Narrow Field 0611 Veterinary Science.

This section contains the following subsection :
          0501 Agriculture
          0503 Horticulture and Viticulture
          0505 Forestry Studies
          0507 Fisheries Studies
          0509 Environmental Studies
          0599 Other Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies

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