Agriculture is a highly specialised field with a diverse range of applications across many sectors, but at its heart is the study of crops and animal science.
The modern agricultural industry presents many possibilities for careers in business, science, design, and engineering. There are many opportunities in both the government and private sector across Australia and around the world.
Agricultural professionals cultivate and manage natural resources, primarily in industries such as forestry, dairy, aquaculture, livestock and crop management, horticulture and viticulture.
Horticulture is an applied plant science which involves growing flowers, fruits and vegetables for decoration or consumption.
There is a diverse range of horticultural crops, from perennial species to edible and decorative plants. Horticulture supplies us with nutritious food, enhances our homes and neighbourhoods and is environmentally beneficial to reduce our carbon footprint.
The horticultural industry is experiencing strong growth and includes everything from plant care to landscape design and management.
Studying horticulture can lead to a career as a landscaper, greenkeeper or park ranger as well as entry-level roles in nurseries, parks, and gardens centres.