1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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2114-19 Agricultural Scientist

Studies commercial plants, animals and cultivation techniques to enhance the productivity of farms and agricultural industries.

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

Tasks Include:

  • studies the environmental factors affecting commercial crops, pasture and animal breeding
  • studies the effects of cultivation techniques, soils, insects and plant diseases on animal and crop production
  • prepares technical papers and reports describing the outcome of research
  • develops procedures and techniques for solving agricultural problems or improving the efficiency of production
  • may advise farmers on improving the production of crops and livestock
  • may supervise and coordinate the work of technical officers and other workers


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