Why study agriculture?

If you want to improve the future for people both in Tasmania and around the globe, agriculture offers a range of study options to truly help shape the world. To get you there, we offer one of the highest ranked agricultural programs in the world, that delivers graduates with the skills and knowledge to meet global agricultural challenges.

Tasmania is an agriculture powerhouse, containing a broad and dynamic industry that provides opportunities from paddock to plate. This means your learning experience is practical and hands-on, built through access to dozens of successful producers in Tasmania and beyond. Combined with our cool, temperate climate, your agriculture education is applicable in a huge range of countries around the world.

The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture has a breadth of industry connections that inform your education by cutting-edge agriculture research and development, and unmatched industry engagement opportunities. These long-standing connections also provide access to a range of industry-funded scholarships, valuing at over $300,000, to help you on your study journey.

Now is the perfect time to begin, or advance, your career in agriculture in Tasmania. If you have a picture in your head of shearing sheep, milking cows or growing crops – think again. There is far more to 21st century agriculture than meets the eye!

Careers in agriculture

The broad, multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills delivered by degrees in agriculture create career opportunities that span science, business, government, and more. Our graduates are shaping the world, locally and internationally, finding exciting careers where they can make a positive difference in the world.

A degree in agriculture, either science or business-oriented, opens the door to a vast industry that extends far beyond production, to areas including investment, banking, sensors and smart technology.

If you’re not sure where your future career will take you, don’t worry! The great thing about studying agriculture is the incredibly diverse options.

You can start by following a passion or trying something new. Either way, our lecturers will help you discover (or confirm) your chosen career path through exposure to their long standing and strong collaborative links with the scientific and business communities, demonstrating firsthand the huge range of opportunities in front of you.

Career options

  • Agricultural economist
  • Agronomist
  • Animal nutritionist
  • Botanist
  • Coastal risk manager
  • Communicator/education officer
  • Horticulturist
  • International agricultural aid
  • Microbiologist
  • Natural resources manager
  • Plant scientist
  • Researcher
  • Rural finance counsellor
  • Soil scientist
  • Viticulturist

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