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A forester studies, develops and manages forest areas to maintain commercial and recreational uses, conserve flora and fauna, and protect against fire, pests and diseases. In Australia a forester is a Skill Level 1 occupation.
Forester Occupation Lists
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The job of a forester in Australia is to advise farmers, rural industries and government on aspects of farming, develop techniques for increasing productivity, and study and develop plans and policies for the management of forest areas.
Most occupations in the forester unit group (Group 2341) have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Occupations within the Forester Group
Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same forester (Aus) / Forest Scientist (NZ) group, if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.
Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.
The average salary for a Forester in Australia is $ 92,959 for male employees and $ 64,215 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 42.3 Females: 43.7 Persons: 43.0
Source: www.abs.gov.au (Group 2341) Agricultural and forestry scientists - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016
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