Teaching and Training

Agriculture is the foundation of our food and fibre production. Agricultural educators teach a variety of subjects, such as horticulture, animal and plant science, agricultural chemicals and agricultural technology. Career requirements include a teaching degree and agricultural course.

A degree in secondary education is the typical tertiary qualification for work in Australian secondary schools, where graduates may find employment as classroom teachers, as well as in various levels of educational management within the school, including student welfare, curriculum development, year adviser, and faculty master.

Students listening to a teacher in a science classroom

Some industries that employ agricultural educators

Agriculture teachers can be found in high schools, technical schools, adult and business education programs, colleges and universities.

Become an accredited high school teacher in NSW

Teaching in technical and the Further Education sector

Most vocational educators such as TAFE institutes will advertise for instructors independently, and will require both agricultural science and teaching qualifications and experience.

Further information

Course choices

Choose a UNE three to four year agriculture degree, with a postgraduate degree in education (Masters of Teaching (secondary) with a major in Agriculture); or

Bachelor of Education (Secondary Science) with an agricultural science major.