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    AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIAN

      Alternative Title:
        Agricultural Technical Officer

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

      Skill Level: 2

      Specialisations:

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

    Agricultural-Technician
    Average Income:
    The average salary for an Agricultural Technician is $ 68,535 for male employees and $ 59,827 for female employees per year.
    Average Age: Males: 47.2 Females: 49.0 Persons: 48.1
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 3111 Agricultural technicians - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]



    Australian visa options for Agricultural Technical Officer (Agricultural Technician)

    Employer Sponsorship
    Permanent
    491 Visa
    Permanent
    482 TSS Visa
    Skilled Occupation
    ANZSCO Code
    Assessing Authority
    189 Visa
    190 Visa
    State
    Family
    186 Visa (DE)
    187 Visa
    All area
    Regional area
    Agricultural Technician
    311111
    VETASSESS
    Visa processing times-months (75%)
    -
    17
    Business Visas
    Assessment
    Visa processing times-months (90%)
    -
    19
      Inapplicability conditions (for a TSS visa):

    • The position is not located in regional Australia (within the meaning of subregulation 5.19(16) of the Regulations).

    Agricultural Technician categories in Group C.

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    Sponsorship options for Agricultural Technician
    190 Visa Sponsorship
    491 / 491 Visa Sponsorship
    Northern Territory (NT) (Darwin) Government Visa Sponsorship
    NT_______________________________________ NT_______________________________________
    NT NTFor applicants who are able to provide evidence of positive employment prospects
    NTNTFor Graduates in the NT
    NTNTFor applicants who have strong family connections
    NTNTFor applicants who meet the NT residency and work requirements (including 485, 417, 462 and 457 visas Holders)
    Nomination by South Australia State Government (SA) (Adelaide)
    SA SAImmigration South Australia stopped accepting state nomination applications for the subclass 491 visa at 11am on 14 August 2019. Applications for the new Skilled Worker Regional (Provisional 491) visa will be open from the first week in December 2019.

    Eligible Postcodes: Entire territory (including Adelaide, Mount Gambier, Whyalla, Gawler, Port Pirie, Bridgewater, Port Augusta, Murray Bridge, Port Lincoln, Mount Barker, Victor Harbor and Aldinga Beach)
    SA SA
    Victoria State Nomination (VIC) (Melbourne)
    VIC VIC
    • A current job offer within a regional area of Victoria; The employment offer must be in your nominated occupation and must be for full time work for a period of at least 12 months.
    • A Competent level of English (or equivalent); Exemptions: citizens of the USA, UK, Canada, Republic of Ireland or New Zealand.
    • meet the financial requirement.

    Postcodes: Cities and major regional centres (3211 to 3232, 3235, 3240, 3328, 3330 to 3333, 3340 and 3342); Regional centres and other regional areas(3097 to 3099, 3139, 3233 to 3234, 3236 to 3239, 3241 to 3325, 3329, 3334, 3341, 3345 to 3424, 3430 to 3799, 3809 to 3909, 3912 to 3971 and 3978 to 3996); Anywhere except the Melbourne metropolitan area; including Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Shepparton, Mildura and Warrnambool)

    VIC VIC For Graduates in Victoria:
    • completed a PhD in Victoria within the past five years.
    • IELTS: Minimum 6.0 in each band
    Skilled Migration Western Australia State Nomination (WA) (Perth)
    WA WA
    WA WA
    WA WA
    New South Wales (NSW) (Sydney) State Visa Sponsorship
    NSW
    Invitation results between January to August 2019
    NSW
    Central West
    Far South Coast
    Please note that applications for the Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (SRS) 491 for the NSW Far South Coast is currently suspended.
    Mid North Coast
    Murray
    Northern Inland
    Northern Rivers
    Minimum of 12 months work experience in Australia - Expressions of Interest are closed from 5pm Friday 9 August 2019.
    Orana
    1/8/19 AS OF 12:30PM DUE TO A LARGE VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS, ALL EOI OCCUPATIONS HAVE BEEN CLOSED
    Riverina
    REGIONAL NOMINATION TO ALL OCCUPATIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED. Practical experience in Food, Farming, Metal/welding or Irrigation Industries highly regarded.
    Southern Inland
    Queensland (QLD) State Visa Sponsorship (Brisbane)
    QLD QLD
    QLD QLD
    QLD QLD For PhD Graduates in Queensland:
      BSMQ Temporarily Suspends QUEENSLAND SKILLED VISA NOMINATION for Subclass 190 & 491 visas;
    • 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 ACT
    Tasmanian (TAS) (Hobart) Government Visa Sponsorship
    TAS TASClosure of Tasmania's subclass 491 Skilled Regional Visa Program
    Eligible skilled migrants can apply for visa state nomination of the new subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional visa from the 16th November 2019.

    Source: DHA, 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 Technician job description, duties and education requirements

    UNIT GROUP 3111 AGRICULTURAL TECHNICIANS

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


      Indicative 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.


      Tasks Include:

      • 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

      Occupations:

      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP


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