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AGRICULTURAL SCIENTIST

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

    Skill Level: 1

    Specialisation:

      Agronomist
Average Income:
The average salary for an Agricultural Scientist is $ 92,959 for male employees and $ 64,215 for female employees per year.
Average Age: Males: 42.3 Females: 43.7 Persons: 43.0
[See: www.abs.gov.au 2341 Agricultural and forestry scientists - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]



Australian visa options for Agricultural Scientist

Employer Sponsorship
Direct Entry
Permanent
Permanent
Skilled Occupation
ANZSCO Code
Assessing Authority
189 Visa
190 Visa
489 Visa
186 Visa
187 Visa
457 Visa
Agricultural Scientist
234112
VETASSESS

Agricultural Scientist categories in Group A. To obtain a positive skills assessment form VETASSESS, applicants wishing to be assessed as a Agricultural Scientist must have a qualification minimum at the level of an Australian qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor degree.

1/02/2017 Round Results:

1/02/2017
189 Visa
489 Visa (Provisional)(Family Sponsored)
Number of total invitations
1144
28
Points Score
60
60
Visa date of effect
1/02/2017 0:06
1/01/2020 0:00



The maximum numbers of invitations in Next events:
189 Visa
489 Visa (Provisional)(Family Sponsored)
15-Feb-17
1600
200

Occupation Ceiling for Agricultural Scientist :
Results : 142 / 1000 (Available: 858) (Ceiling Value)


State and territory nominated visas is not subject to occupational ceiling limitations

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Sponsorship options for Agricultural Scientist
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190 Visa Sponsorship
489 Visa Sponsorship
Northern Territory (NT) (Darwin) Government Visa Sponsorship
NT
  • Financial capacity
  • Applicants living outside Australia:
    one year of skilled work experience in the past 2 years or alternatively have Australian qualifications.

NT
  • Financial capacity
  • Applicants living outside Australia:
    one year of skilled work experience in the past 2 years or alternatively have Australian qualifications.

Postcodes: Entire territory (including Darwin, Palmerston, Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy)

Nomination by South Australia State Government (SA) (Adelaide)
SA
List current as of 28/01/2017
SA
List current as of 28/01/2017
SAAvailable to South Australian international graduates, OR applicants have worked in a skilled occupation in South Australia, OR have an immediate family member permanently residing in South Australia OR have eighty points or higher (including state nomination points).
  • one year of skilled work experience in the past 3 years. See Work experience waiver
  • 49 years or less
  • Financial capacity
  • Competent English (e.g. IELTS 6.0 in each band)
  • See Exemption considerations for International graduates of South Australia
  • Processing Times: 6 - 7 weeks (Current at: 13/7/2016)
SAAvailable to South Australian international graduates, OR applicants have worked in a skilled occupation in South Australia, OR have an immediate family member permanently residing in South Australia OR have eighty points or higher (including state nomination points).
  • one year of skilled work experience in the past 3 years. See Work experience waiver
  • 49 years or less
  • Financial capacity
  • Competent English (e.g. IELTS 6.0 in each band)
  • See Exemption considerations for International graduates of South Australia
  • Processing Times: 6 - 7 weeks (Current at: 13/7/2016)
Victoria State Nomination (VIC) (Melbourne)
VIC
  • IELTS 6.0 in each band (Ambiguity: Minimum 6.0 in each band for PhD graduates)
  • Work experience: Two years (No work exprience is required for PhD graduates who have completed a doctorate within the past five years)
VIC
  • IELTS 6.0 in each band (Ambiguity: Minimum 6.0 in each band for PhD graduates)
  • Work experience: Two years (No work exprience is required for PhD graduates who have completed a doctorate within the past five years)
  • a current job offer within a regional area of Victoria.
Postcodes: 3211 to 3334, 3340 to 3424, 3430 to 3649, 3658 to 3749, 3753, 3756, 3758, 3762, 3764, 3778 to 3781, 3783, 3797, 3799, 3810 to 3909, 3921 to 3925, 3945 to 3974, 3979, 3981 to 3996 (Anywhere except the Melbourne metropolitan area; including Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Shepparton, Mildura and Warrnambool)

VIC For Graduates in Victoria:
  • IELTS 6.0 in each band
  • Must have either:
    a PhD qualification in your skilled occupation;
    and/or
    an offer of employment in your skilled occupation and evidence of acceptance.
VIC For Graduates in Victoria:
  • IELTS 6.0 in each band
  • Must have either:
    a PhD qualification in your skilled occupation;
    and/or
    an offer of employment in your skilled occupation and evidence of acceptance.
Skilled Migration Western Australia State Nomination (WA) (Perth)
WAAvailable
A limited number of nominations are available.
  • one year of Australian work experience within the last 10 years; or 3 years of overseas work experience within the last ten years
  • IELTS score of at least 7 in all bands or OET score of at least B in all bands

    IELTS exemption: citizens of UK, Ireland, USA, Canada and New Zealand.

Have an employment contract.

Applicants living in another Australian state or territory:
an employment contract

Applicants living Outside WA
evidence showing sufficient funds
WAAvailable
A limited number of nominations are available.
  • one year of Australian work experience within the last 10 years; or 3 years of overseas work experience within the last ten years
  • IELTS score of at least 7 in all bands or OET score of at least B in all bands

    IELTS exemption: citizens of UK, Ireland, USA, Canada and New Zealand.

Have an employment contract.

Applicants living in another Australian state or territory:
an employment contract.

Applicants living Outside WA:
evidence showing sufficient funds

Peel Area:
an employment contract

Postcodes: 6041 to 6044, 6083 to 6084, 6121 to 6126,6200 to 6799 (Anywhere except Perth and surrounding areas; including Mandurah, Bunbury, Kalgoorlie, Geraldton and Albany)
New South Wales (NSW) (Sydney) State Visa Sponsorship
NSW
NSW
Far South Coast
Mid North Coast
Murray
Northern Inland
Orana
Riverina
Southern Inland
Queensland (QLD) State Visa Sponsorship (Brisbane)
QLD

For applicants currently working in Queensland:
  • Open
  • Currently working in Queensland in the nominated or closely related occupation for the previous 6 months at time of lodging the Expression of Interest; and
  • Have an offer to continue your employment and the same employer for 12 months in your nominated or closely related occupation
  • Sponsorship Fee: $ 200


QLD
  • Open
  • Currently working in regional Queensland in the nominated or closely related occupation for the previous 4 months at time of lodging the Expression of Interest; and
  • Have an offer to continue your employment and the same employer for 12 months in regional Queensland in your nominated or closely related occupation
  • Sponsorship Fee: $ 200
Eligible Postcodes: 4124 to 4125, 4133, 4211, 4270 to 4272, 4275, 4280, 4285, 4287, 4307 to 4499, 4515, 4517 to 4519, 4522 to 4899 (Anywhere except the greater Brisbane area and the Gold Coast; including Sunshine Coast, Townsville, Cairns, Toowoomba, Rockhampton, Mackay, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Pacific Pines, Carrara, Nerang and Gladstone)

QLDFor Graduates in Queensland (Master):
  • Completed Masters Degree or higher within the last two years
  • Have a job offer in your skilled occupation (or a closely related occupation).
  • Sufficient funds
  • Sponsorship Fee: $ 200
For PhD Graduates in Queensland:
  • Completed within the last two years
  • Have a positive decision on thesis
  • Sufficient funds
  • Sponsorship Fee: $ 200
Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (Canberra) Visa Sponsorship
ACT
  • Closed

  • Applicants working in Canberra are eligible to apply. Overseas applicants with an ACT job offer or close family member living in Canberra may be eligible to apply.

  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overal; or OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections; or TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overallL93); or PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overal; (For overseas residents)

  • Passport Holders of the following countries are exempt from submitting IELTS or OET: UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; or Ireland

  • Service fee: A$300

Effective 13 September 2016, applications for ACT nomination from overseas residents will not be accepted. The program reopens in July 2017.

ACT
Tasmanian (TAS) (Hobart) Government Visa Sponsorship
TASNomination Criteria:
  • Available to Tasmanian international graduates who studied for a minimum of one academic year (46 weeks);
    or
  • have formal job offer for a job that is based in Tasmania and in-line with applicant's skills assessment (for a minimum of 35 hours per week);
    or
  • have an immediate family member (parent, child, sibling, aunt, uncle, first cousin, or grandparent) permanently residing in Tasmania.
and

sufficient funds.

Processing Time: 20 working days

Sponsorship Fee: Nill
TASNomination Criteria:
  • Available to Tasmanian international graduates who studied for a minimum of one academic year (46 weeks);
    or
  • have formal job offer for a job that is based in Tasmania in any fields (for a minimum of 35 hours per week);
    or
  • have an immediate family member (parent, child, sibling, aunt, uncle, first cousin, or grandparent) permanently residing in Tasmania;
    or
  • Available to small business owners with past business experience and management expertise who have a business plan
and

sufficient funds.

Processing Time: 20 working days

Sponsorship Fee: Nill

Eligible Postcodes: Entire territory (including Hobart, Launceston, Devonpor, Burnie, Kingston, Ulverstone, Wynyard, George Town and Sorell)

489 Relative Sponsorship
StateDesignated Areas
NTAnywhere
SAAnywhere
VICAnywhere
WAAnywhere
NSWPost areas 2311-2312, 2328-2333, 2336-2490, 2535-2551, 2575-2739, 2787-2898 (anywhere except Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong)
QLDPostcode areas 4019-4028, 4037-4050, 4079-4100, 4114, 4118, 4124-4150, 4158-4168, 4180-4899 (anywhere except Brisbane metropolitan area)
ACTAnywhere
TASAnywhere

Source: DIBP, migration.tas.gov.au, business.nsw.gov.au, migration.qld.gov.au, migration.sa.gov.au, australiasnorthernterritory.com.au, liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au, migration.wa.gov.au,

Agricultural Scientist job description, duties and education requirements

UNIT GROUP 2341 AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENTISTS

    AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENTISTS advise farmers, rural industries and government on aspects of farming, develop techniques for increasing productivity, and study and develop plans and policies for the management of forest areas.


    Indicative Skill Level:

    In Australia and New Zealand:

      Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).


    Tasks Include:
    • collecting and analysing data and samples of produce, feed, soil and other factors affecting production
    • advising Farmers and Farm Managers on techniques for improving the production of crops and livestock, and alternative agricultural options
    • advising farmers on issues such as 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, and the growth and health of forest trees
    • studying the effects of cultivation techniques, soils, insects and plant diseases on animal, crop and forest production
    • developing procedures and techniques for solving agricultural problems and improving the efficiency of production
    • managing forest resources to maximise their long-term commercial, recreational and environmental benefits for the community
    • studying the propagation and culture of forest trees, methods for improving the growth of stock, and the effects of thinning on forest yields
    • preparing plans for reafforestation and devising efficient harvesting systems
    • investigating, planning and implementing management procedures to cope with the effects of fires, floods, droughts, soil erosion, insect pests and diseases

    Occupations:

    Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP


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