There are countless study and development pathways in an environmental career, and with the advent of carbon reduction practices new career opportunities are evolving every day.

Some careers are a practical application of skills, out in the field.  These roles include bush regenerators, national parks rangers, and council nursery workers who nurture new plants.  These generally require TAFEafe and other industry specific skills training.

Some careers are laboratory based and these roles could include scientists who may conduct seed viability studies, test plant-based medicines or even map plant DNA.  

These generally require a Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, wildlife biology, agricultural science or a related field. You may major in those topics, or you could choose concentrations in biology, forestry or zoology, to name a few.

Other popular careers include technical sales or technical publicity, which meld together outdoor work and good writing skills.

No matter what type of environmental career you are passionate about, volunteering at your Landcare group provides a bagful of skills, from planning, communicating, teamwork, technical landscape skills as well as being lending a hand to help shape the future.


Technical and Further Education NSW

Visit website

Australian Association of Bush Regenerators

Visit website