How to become a Agricultural Technical Officer

Agricultural technical officers provide complex technical support and advise on aspects of agriculture such as research, production, servicing and marketing.

Personal requirements of a Agricultural Technical Officer

  • Able to analyse and solve problems
  • Enjoy agriculture and the environment
  • Able to make accurate observations and recordings
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Enjoy working outdoors

Education & Training for a Agricultural Technical Officer

To become an agricultural technical officer you usually have to complete a VET qualification in agriculture, horticulture, sustainable agriculture or animal technology. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. Entry to this occupation may be improved if you have a degree in agricultural science, or a science degree with a major in agriculture-related studies. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. Prerequisite subjects, or assumed knowledge, in one or more of English, mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics are normally required. For further details, visit

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:

moderate growth

Employment by state:

ACT 0%

NSW 24%

NT 0%

QLD 4.2%

SA 14.7%

TAS 4.8%

VIC 14.6%

WA 37.6%

Hours worked:



below average

Gender split:

Male 36.3%

Female 63.6%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 0%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 0%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 0%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 0%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 0%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 42.9%

Above 35 years: 57.2%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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