Build practical skills for an exciting career helping to conserve our natural world by studying an environment course.
After completing an environment course, you may seek employment in a range of roles in the conservation, agriculture, food science and sustainability sectors.
You may choose to work as a horticulturalist or garden manager, performing tasks such as:
You may also choose to work as an environmental scientist or manager, contributing to environmental planning and policy. In a role like this, you can expect to perform tasks like:
You’ll enjoy studying an environment course if you:
The Australian Government’s Job Outlook identifies the environmental management profession as a small but growing sector in Australia.
Currently employing approximately 18,700 environmental scientists and approximately 13,600 garden and environmental management professionals, the sector has been growing steadily over the past decade, and is likely to grow slightly to employ approximately 33,600 people by 2020. The size of the profession indicates that roles are available in most areas of Australia.
According to PayScale, a horticulturalist can expect to earn on average between $37,000 per year and $71,000 per year, with an average annual salary of approximately $49,000. PayScale observes that earning capacity remains reasonably steady throughout a horticulturalist’s career, with entry-level practitioners earning comparative wages to more experienced horticulturalists.
According to PayScale, an environmental manager can expect to earn on average between $78,000 per year and $172,000 per year, with an average annual salary of approximately $129,000.