Agriculture Consultant (Occupation Code : 213201)
DescriptionAdvises farmers, agricultural businesses, rural industries and government on the production, processing and distribution of farm products.
Collecting and analysing data and samples related to produce, feed, soil, water quality and other factors affecting farm, forest or fishery production.
Advising on techniques for improving the production of crops, livestock and fish, and alternative production options.
Advising on livestock and crop disease, control of pests and weeds, soil improvement, animal husbandry and feeding programs.
Studying the environmental factors affecting commercial crop production, pasture growth, animal breeding, fish stocks and the growth and health of forest trees.
Studying the effects of cultivation techniques, soils, insects, diseases and fisheries practices on animal, crop, forestry and fisheries yield.
Studying fish migration, growth, feeding and spawning and devising methods of collecting, fertilizing, incubating and hatching fish eggs.
Researching into characteristics, use capability and productivity of soils and applying findings to development of improved agricultural, horticultural and forestry practices.
Developing procedures and techniques for solving agricultural problems and improving the efficiency of production.
Managing forest and fisheries resources to maximize their long-term commercial, recreational and environmental benefits.
Studying the propagation and culture of forest trees, methods for improving the growth of stock, and the effects of thinning on forest yields.
Investigating, planning and implementing management procedures to cope with the effects of fires, floods, droughts, soil erosion, pests and diseases.
Preparing scientific reports and conducting advisory information sessions and lectures for farming, forestry and fishing communities and other groups.
Alternate Occupation Names
Animal Husbandry Consultant / Advisor
Horticulture Consultant / Advisor
Farm Economic Techniques Advisor
Floriculture Consultant / Advisor
Agriculture Field Officer
Agriculture Extension Officer
Farm Consultant / Advisor
Agriculture Economic Advisor
Field Husbandry Consultant / Advisor
Step 1 : Admission requirements
- NSC Bachelor Admission (BACH)
Admission into a Degree requires the achievement of a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with the minimum requirements for admission into a degree or a National Certificate (Vocational) NC(V). In addition, each education institution has its own unique entry requirements for each of its programmes. It is important to check the entry requirements for this programme with the institution of your choice before you apply.