1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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LIFE SCIENTISTS examine the anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of humans, animals, plants and other living organisms.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • studying the forms and structures of bodily organs and tissues by systematic observation, dissection and microscopic examination
  • investigating the effects of environmental factors such as rainfall, temperature, sunlight, soil, topography and disease on plant growth
  • investigating the interrelationships between animals and their environment by studying animals in their natural surroundings, in captivity and in laboratories
  • investigating the chemical structure and function of living cells, organs and tissues in humans, animals, plants or micro-organisms
  • planning and undertaking experiments to study, measure and understand marine animals and plants
  • preparing and supervising the preparation of laboratory reports and scientific papers


This section contains the following subsection :
              2113-11 Anatomist or Physiologist
              2113-13 Botanist
              2113-15 Zoologist
              2113-17 Biochemist
              2113-19 Marine Biologist
              2113-79 Life Scientists nec

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