Agricultural scientists study commercial plants, animals and cultivation techniques to improve the productivity and sustainability of farms and agricultural industries.
Specialisations: Agricultural Adviser Agricultural Biotechnologist Agricultural Entomologist Agricultural Microbiologist Agronomist Animal Scientist Crop Physiologist Horticultural Scientist Soil Scientist
Agricultural and resource economists study and apply economic principles to the use and management of resources in the agricultural, fisheries, forestry and other primary industries.
Agricultural engineers study and advise on the use of engineering science and technology in agricultural production and management of natural resources. They solve problems relating to such things as sustainable agricultural production, the environmental impacts of intensive agriculture and the post-harvest handling of agricultural products.
Agricultural technical officers provide complex technical support and advise on aspects of agriculture such as research, production, servicing and marketing.
Animal attendants in animal shelters feed and care for animals, rescue animals and apply basic first aid, and run tours of the shelter or sanctuary.
Animal Attendants in veterinary clinics perform general reception duties and daily clinic routines such as feeding animals and assisting with surgery preparations.
Animal Control Officers enforce local and regional laws concerning the care and treatment of animals. They patrol public areas looking for potential signs of distressed animals and work directly with citizens concerning animal control issues. Some officers also educate the public about animal control safety.
Beekeepers operate beehives to produce honey and related products such as beeswax, pollen, royal jelly, propolis (bee glue and bee antiseptic) and queen bees, and to pollinate seed, fruit, nut and vegetable crops. Beekeepers also operate beehives to assist with the pollination of seed, fruit, nut and vegetable crops.
Aquaculture farmers direct, coordinate and perform farming operations to breed and raise fish and other aquatic stock such as oysters, crayfish, marron or prawns.
Aquaculture technicians are involved in freshwater and marine farming and hatchery management, as well as research into farmed species. They can be involved in equipment design, site development and research, and the harvesting, processing and shipment of products.