Agricultural Consultant VETASSESS Skills Assessment

What is the requirement of Agricultural Consultant VETASSESS Skills Assessment?


What is the job description?

Agricultural Consultants advise farmers, agricultural businesses, rural industries, and the government on the production, processing, and distribution of farm products.

Alternative Titles

  • Agricultural Adviser


  • Agricultural Extension Officer
  • Landcare Officer
  • Horticultural Consultant
  • Agribusiness Consultant

What’re the requirements for skills assessment

This occupation requires:

  • A qualification which is assessed as comparable to the educational level an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor degree or higher, in a field highly relevant to the nominated occupation.

  • Applicants must also have at least one year of highly relevant, post-qualification employment, at an appropriate skill level completed in the last five years.

  • If the qualification(s) are not at the required educational level, and not in a highly relevant field of study, or if the employee has been completed prior to the qualification, then the applicant will be assessed below the required skill level.

What’s the requirement for Qualification

AQF Bachelor degree or higher Highly relevant major fields of study include:

  • Agricultural Science
  • Animal Science and Management
  • Crop Science / Agronomy
  • Viticulture

Plant and Animal Production

Qualifications in certain science fields

  • (Horticulture, Biotechnology, Veterinary Science, Biochemistry, Biological Life Sciences, Botany, Zoology, Soil Science, Environmental Science)

maybe accepted on a case-by-case basis if the study program consists of sufficient subjects in Agricultural systems, Agronomy, Animal Science, Chemistry, Grazing systems, Plant cultivation and core subjects in their respective specialized fields. Major research projects and/or internships are important determining factors.

What’re the requirements for employment

In Australia,

there are currently no legal requirements for licensing or registration for the occupation of Agricultural Consultant. An agricultural consultant generally provides advice to clients as an external contracted service.

Clients may include farmers, growers, landowners, conservation organizations and public bodies.

As an agricultural consultant, you would usually consult on either technical or business matters.

The consultancy may include advice on agricultural systems, crop and pasture science, livestock, nutrition/breeding, or improvement of production, processing and distribution of farm products.

Tasks include

  • Collecting and analysing data and samples of produce, feed, soil and other factors affecting production
  • Advising farmers and Farm Managers on techniques for improving the production of crops and livestock, and alternative agricultural options
  • Advising farmers on issues such as livestock and crop disease, control of pests and weeds, soil improvement, animal husbandry and feeding programs
  • Developing procedures and techniques for solving agricultural problems and improving the efficiency of production
  • How much does it cost for skill assessment?

    Application Fees – Full Skills Assessment
    Full Skills Assessment (GSM with Points Test Advice)
    for both qualifications and employment – Australian or Overseas
    Application method Applicant is a resident of Australia for tax purposes* (fee includes GST) Applicant is NOT a resident of Australia for tax purposes*(fee excludes GST)
    Online application AUD $968.00 AUD $880.00
    **Priority Processing Fee (available for online applications only) AUD $660.00 AUD $600.00
  • How long does a Vetassess skills assessment take?

    The approximate time for a full Skills Assessment is 12-14 weeks, once we have received all documents and information required for the assessment.

    VETASSESS commits to completing the Priority Processing skills assessment within 10 business days.

  • What is Vetassess skill assessment?

    VETASSESS full skills assessment involves assessing your qualifications and employment. A positive assessment of both qualifications and employment is required for a successful visa application.

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