Promoting agricultural education in schools is vital to increasing the knowledge of the whole community about the food and fibre used in everyday life. The information below is provided for teachers, students and parents alike to ensure that our skills and capabilities in our agricultural industries remain world class.

Careers in Agriculture

Interested in reducing world poverty, starting your own business, innovative technology, research and development, travel?

Careers in agriculture don't all involve driving a tractor or shearing a sheep. They require high level science, maths and technology skills too.

The range of careers available in food and fibre industries are endless - just look at the jobs available within NSW DPI:

  • molecular biologist
  • genetics researcher
  • soil scientist
  • plant pathologist
  • aquaculture officer
  • marine biologist
  • community support worker
  • economist
  • entomologist
  • veterinarian
  • epidemiologist
  • aquatic ecologist
  • education officer
  • laboratory technician
  • farm manager
  • Find out more on the links below.

    Study with NSW DPI

    School excursions

    NSWDPI teaching resources

    Teacher professional development

    NSW DPI has a range of professional development courses that align with Australian professional standards for teachers.

    Other resources