Work with our natural environment
Conservation, agriculture, vet science, and earth science
Want to work in the great outdoors?
You don’t have to be a farmer to work in this diverse sector. From agriculture and horticulture, forestry and fisheries, to dairy farming or biosecurity, you can build a career that gets you outside.
Cutting-edge tech is transforming this industry, and you could find yourself monitoring herds via drone, investigating marine stocks via mini-sub, or developing crops that feed more people with less drain on resources. Mining and resources careers are also found in this sector.
Engage and conserve our environment
Contribute to food security and agriculture
Maximise our natural resources in earth science
The mining, agricultural and resources industries are growing and provide a vital role in supporting our nation.
Sector-wide, we’ve seen an increase in technology-driven roles as industry seeks to automate and increase production, and that’s where many of the opportunities are.
Demand for roles like agricultural and forestry scientists, remote monitoring and sensing technologists, and ecologists will be strong for the years to come.
Strong future growth is also expected for operators in agriculture, forestry and horticulture too, but requires lower skill levels (meaning anyone could gain work in the industry).
Jobs in this industry
Skills and Attributes
This industry is highly dependant on technology, and your career could potentially lead in many different directions. Expect to work hard, adapt to challenges, and proactively address issues before the arise.
You’ll need to keep up with change – as this industry goes through an immense period of innovation and diversification you’ll need to think on your feet and grab opportunities where you can.