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    MARINE BIOLOGIST

      Studies the anatomy, physiology, functions, characteristics, behaviour and environments of all forms of life living in the sea and connected water bodies.

      Skill Level: 1

    Marine-Biologist
    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Marine Biologist is $ 90,825 for male employees and $ 64,914 for female employees per year.
    Average Age: Males: 37.5 Females: 41.5 Persons: 39.8
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 2345 Life scientists - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]



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    ANZSCO Code
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    Marine Biologist
    234516
    VETASSESS
    Visa processing times-months (75%)
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    Visa processing times-months (90%)
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    9
    9

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

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    Marine Biologist job description, duties and education requirements

    UNIT GROUP 2345 LIFE SCIENTISTS

      LIFE SCIENTISTS examine the anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of humans, animals, plants and other living organisms to better understand how living organisms function and interact with each other and the environment in which they live.


      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:
      • designing and conducting experiments, making observations and measurements, researching information, analysing data, preparing or supervising the preparation of laboratory reports and scientific papers, presenting findings at scientific meetings and conferences, and supervising the work of staff
      • studying the forms and structures of bodily organs and tissues by systematic observation, dissection and microscopic examination
      • investigating the chemical structure and function of living cells and their isolated components, organs and tissues in humans, animals, plants, and micro-organisms
      • examining micro-organisms, such as bacteria, fungi, yeast and their enzymes, and using the knowledge gained to create and develop new, and improve existing, products, materials and processes
      • investigating the effects of environmental factors, such as rainfall, temperature, sunlight, soil, topography and disease, on plant growth
      • planning and undertaking experiments to study, measure and understand marine animals and plants
      • studying the growth and characteristics of micro-organisms, such as bacteria, algae and fungi, and the effects they have on plants, animals and humans to develop medical, veterinary, industrial, environmental and other practical applications
      • investigating the interrelationships between animals in their natural surroundings, in captivity and in laboratories

      Occupations:

      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP


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