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Study agriculture in Australia

Fields of study - Agriculture

Why study agriculture?

Some of the major challenges we face in the 21st century are sustainable food production, disease threats and soil productivity. Studying agriculture in Australia will give you the skills and knowledge to apply science to help solve these global challenges.

Be part of an environmentally sustainable future that ensures the health of the world’s agricultural systems for generations to come. Use the latest technologies and science to learn about plant health, crop production and management, livestock and grazing.

Australia’s education reputation in Agriculture

Australia is a diverse nation with a unique environment and a strong agricultural history sector, making it a great place to study Agricultural Science. 

The Brazilian and Australian agricultural sectors have a lot in common. Study agriculture in Australia will provide the skills and knowledge that can be applied to agribusiness in Brazil.

According to the QS Rakings, Five Australian universities are in the top 50 best universities to study Agriculture & Forestry in the world. 

Seven Australian universities ranked in the top 100 places to study Agriculture and Forestry as part of the Times Higher Education Young University rankings. This ranking lists the world’s best universities that are aged 50 years or under.

Australia’s vocational training sector also offers a range of courses including water management conservation, livestock and horticultural farming as well as skills for nursery work and landscaping.

Where to study?

Higher education and vocational institutions offer unique agricultural study experiences across Australia. 

Many universities and TAFEs (Technical and Further Education) in Australia also offer the chance to gain real-life, practical experience in an area related to your degree through industry placement opportunities.


Agriculture, environmental and related studies

Agriculture, environmental and related studies is the study of the theory and practice of breeding, growing, gathering, reproducing and caring for plants and animals. It includes the study of the interaction between people and the environment and the application of scientific principles to the environment to protect it from deterioration. The theoretical content of this field of study includes:

  • Crop production
  • Animal production and management
  • Environmental impact and assessment
  • Forest resource management
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Aquatic resource management

The main purpose of this field of study is to develop an understanding of the management and use of natural resources, and the production of primary agricultural products.

Last updated: Monday, 9 April 2018 2:07:24 PM

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