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Explore career paths in environment and agriculture

Do you have a green thumb? Are you interested in creating large-scale solutions to agricultural challenges that could provide higher-quality food to millions of people? Is it your goal to develop a career that makes a positive impact on the environment? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then perhaps a career in the environment and agriculture sector is for you.

Introduction to careers in environment and agriculture

The environment and agriculture sector offers a diverse range of career opportunities.
Agriculture in Australia: an overview
Agriculture in Australia: an overview
In Australia, with its broad variations in climate and elevation, farmers are able to produce a wide range of cold weath…
5 ways environment and agriculture professionals make an impact on the world
5 ways environment and agriculture professionals make an impact on the world
From climate change and ocean acidification to dwindling freshwater supplies, endangered species, and imminent food shor…
An overview of jobs in the environment and agriculture sector
An overview of jobs in the environment and agriculture sector
Is a career in the environment and agriculture sector for you?
Agriculture in Australia: an overview
Agriculture in Australia: an overview
In Australia, with its broad variations in climate and elevation, farmers are able to produce a wide range of cold weath…
5 ways environment and agriculture professionals make an impact on the world
5 ways environment and agriculture professionals make an impact on the world
From climate change and ocean acidification to dwindling freshwater supplies, endangered species, and imminent food shor…
An overview of jobs in the environment and agriculture sector
An overview of jobs in the environment and agriculture sector
Is a career in the environment and agriculture sector for you?

Career stories

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Environment and agriculture career stories


Grace Moore
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Grace Moore

Grace Moore studied a Bachelor of Science in Geology and is now a Graduate Geologist at AngloGold Ashanti.
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Grace Moore

Grace Moore studied a Bachelor of Science in Geology and is now a Graduate Geologist at AngloGold Ashanti.
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment Graduate - Young male professional in shirt
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Sam Baxter

Sam Baxter graduated with Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Veterinary Science from The University of Queensland and is now working as a Policy Officer at the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.
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Sam Baxter

Sam Baxter graduated with Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Veterinary Science from The University of Queensland and is now working as a Policy Officer at the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.
Georgia Sheahan subject photo
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Georgia Sheahan

Georgia Sheahan studied Agriculture Science, Major in Economics and is a Graduate at Rural Bank
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Georgia Sheahan

Georgia Sheahan studied Agriculture Science, Major in Economics and is a Graduate at Rural Bank
Grace Moore
  • Day in the life

Grace Moore

Grace Moore studied a Bachelor of Science in Geology and is now a Graduate Geologist at AngloGold Ashanti.
  • Day in the life

Grace Moore

Grace Moore studied a Bachelor of Science in Geology and is now a Graduate Geologist at AngloGold Ashanti.
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment Graduate - Young male professional in shirt
  • Day in the life

Sam Baxter

Sam Baxter graduated with Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Veterinary Science from The University of Queensland and is now working as a Policy Officer at the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.
  • Day in the life

Sam Baxter

Sam Baxter graduated with Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Veterinary Science from The University of Queensland and is now working as a Policy Officer at the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.
Georgia Sheahan subject photo
  • Day in the life

Georgia Sheahan

Georgia Sheahan studied Agriculture Science, Major in Economics and is a Graduate at Rural Bank
  • Day in the life

Georgia Sheahan

Georgia Sheahan studied Agriculture Science, Major in Economics and is a Graduate at Rural Bank

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Career pathways

This is where the rubber hits the road! Check out if you're inspired by these career pathways in environment and agriculture?

Some of them are even recruiting students straight out of secondary school. If you like what you see, why not get in touch to learn more!? These employers would love to hear from you!

Related degrees

So you've decided you might like to pursue environment and agriculture further? Check out these related courses!

While further study is no longer always a prerequisite for a career in environment and agriculture, some courses can help launch your career to new levels!


Diploma

Does environmental science intrigue you? Are you unsure about studying at uni? USQ’s Diploma of Science (Environment and Sustainability) could be just the degree for you.

Bachelor

Learn how to tackle the threats facing our environment through this three-year course.