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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition, Revision 1  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/06/2009   
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    ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTISTS study, develop, implement and advise on policies and plans for managing and protecting the environment, flora, fauna and other natural resources.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    In Australia and New Zealand:

      Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

    Tasks Include:
    • evaluating habitat, wildlife and fisheries needs, and formulating short- and long-term management goals and objectives
    • enforcing laws and regulations to conserve and protect fish and wildlife
    • carrying out environmental impact assessments for a wide range of development projects
    • proposing solutions to address negative environmental impact
    • studying the effects of factors, such as terrain, altitude, climatic and environmental change, sources of nutrition, predators and the impacts of humans, on animal and plant life
    • studying and analysing pollution, atmospheric conditions, demographic characteristics, ecology, mineral, soil and water samples
    • developing conservation and management policies for biological resources, such as fish populations and forests, and establishing standards and developing approaches for the control of pollution and the rehabilitation of areas disturbed by activities such as mining, timber felling and overgrazing
    • implementing policies and organising activities in designated parks and other areas to conserve and protect natural and cultural heritage
    • participating in management planning by providing environmental information and making inventories of plants, animals and items of cultural and heritage significance

      234311 Conservation Officer
      234312 Environmental Consultant
      234313 Environmental Research Scientist
      234314 Park Ranger
      234399 Environmental Scientists nec


    Develops and implements programs and regulations for the protection of fish, wildlife and other natural resources.

    Skill Level: 1


      Landcare Facilitator


    Alternative Titles:
      Environmental Adviser
      Environmental Auditor
      Environmental Officer

    Analyses and advises on policies guiding the design, implementation and modification of government or commercial environmental operations and programs.

    Skill Level: 1


    Alternative Title:
      Environmental Scientist

    Studies and develops policies and plans for the control of factors which may produce pollution, imbalance in or degradation of the environment.

    Skill Level: 1


      Air Pollution Analyst
      Land Degradation Analyst
      Water Quality Analyst


    Assists in controlling a State or national park, scenic area, historic site, nature reserve, recreation area or conservation reserve in accordance with authorised policies and priorities.

    Skill Level: 1


      Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land and Sea Ranger (Aus)


    This occupation group covers Environmental Scientists not elsewhere classified.

    Skill Level: 1

    Occupations in this group include:

      Aquaculture Consultant
      Soil Scientist

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