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311111 - Agricultural Technician


Performs tests and experiments, and provides technical support to assist Agricultural Scientists in areas such as research, production, servicing and marketing.

Skill Level


Alternative Titles

    • Agricultural Technical Officer


    • Agriculture Laboratory Technician
    • Artificial Insemination Technical Officer
    • Dairy Technician
    • Field Crop Technical Officer
    • Herd Tester
    • Horticultural Technical Officer

Skills Assessment Authority



Not eligible if:

Caveat 10

TSS, ENS - The position is not located in regional Australia (within the meaning of subregulation 5.19(7) of the Regulations).

Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations

    • 3112-17 Agricultural Technical Officer

Group: 3111 Agricultural Technicians


perform tests and experiments, and provide technical support to assist Agricultural Scientists in areas such as research, production, servicing and marketing.


    • examining topographical, physical and soil characteristics of farmland to determine its most effective use and identify nutrient deficiencies
    • assisting in developing new methods of planting, fertilising, harvesting and processing crops to achieve optimum land usage
    • identifying pathogenic micro-organisms and insects, parasites, fungi and weeds harmful to crops and livestock, and assisting in devising methods of control
    • analysing produce to set and maintain standards of quality
    • inspecting livestock to gauge the effectiveness of feed formulae
    • assisting in controlled breeding experiments to develop improved crop and livestock strains
    • arranging the supply of drugs, vaccines and other chemicals to Farmers and Farm Managers, and giving advice on their use
    • collecting and collating data for research
    • planning slaughtering, harvesting and other aspects of production processes
    • may advise producers on farming techniques and management

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Occupations in this Group

    • 311111 Agricultural Technician





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