Environmental Consultant

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Environmental Consultants addresses environmental issues such as water pollution, air quality, and soil contamination.

An Environmental Consultant conducts both field and desk-based research, and will write detailed scientific reports to be understood by non-technical people.

Farmers may need official permission to carry out activities on their farm that impact on the environment, such as irrigation. Environmental Consultants understand the laws farmers need to follow, and might help them to work with regional councils to apply for consents/permission. Environmental Consultants may work a government agency, private company or have their own business.

Generally, Environmental Consultants have a postgraduate qualification in science like a Bachelor’s Degree in:

  • Science (with environmental papers)
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Management and Planning
  • Agricultural Science
  • Biological Science
  • Soil Science
  • Earth Science
  • Fresh Water Ecology
  • Engineering

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School subjects

Recommended secondary school subjects include English, Biology, Chemistry, Statistics and Modelling; Science, Maths with Calculus, Economics / Accounting, Geography.

Tertiary study

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