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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ENVIRONMENTAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE PROFESSIONALS study and develop plans and policies for the environment, management of forest areas, flora and fauna, develop techniques for increased productivity, and advise farmers on various aspects of farming.

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 effects on animal and plant life of such factors as terrain, altitude, climatic conditions, sources of nutrition, and predators
  • investigating the structure of communities of organisms and predicting the effects of disturbances by human or environmental changes
  • managing forest resources to maximise their long-term commercial, recreational and environmental benefits for the community
  • studying the propagation and culture of forest trees, improvement of growing stock and the effects of thinning on forest yields
  • implementing policies and organising activities in a designated park or area to conserve and protect natural or cultural heritage
  • investigating soil fertility taking into account microbial populations, soil fauna, content of organic matter and presence of nitrogen, oxygen and other elements required for plant growth
  • studying the factors affecting commercial crops, pasture and animal breeding
  • advising farmers on improving the production of crops and livestock, and alternative agricultural enterprises


This section contains the following subsection :
              2114-11 Environmental Research Scientist
              2114-13 Forester
              2114-15 Park Ranger
              2114-17 Soil Scientist
              2114-19 Agricultural Scientist
              2114-21 Agricultural Adviser
              2114-79 Environmental and Agricultural Science Professionals nec

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