Job Prospects

Agriculture


Graduates of agriculture courses can take up jobs in the agricultural industry which include production of livestock, poultry, and all Solomon Islands crops. They may gain employment supervising, doing research, managing quarantine, or being agriculture field officers. Jobs in this sector can be found in the Ministry of Agriculture and other related Ministries, private companies, NGOs and communities. All SNRAS courses provide a foundation for graduates who want to get higher qualifications in the field of agriculture. Graduates of the new Bachelor’s in Agriculture will be qualified to start graduate work for Masters and PhDs.

 

 

Forestry


Graduates of the Certificate in Forestry will find positions in management and maintenance of forest plantations with forestry entrepreneurs. They may also work as forest surveyors; safety and health officers in the workplace; or extension forestry officers to provide effective supervision and leadership, technical advice, support & training to landowners about timber maintenance and establishment. They may work to identify timber defects and grade timber for commercial purposes, establish and manage a forest nursery in any forestry activity including restoration and conservation projects, become a forest botanist (identifying the local and exotic species by their local, common and scientific names) for research or management purposes. Graduates may seek jobs as officers within the Ministry of forestry, NGOs and private companies.

 

 

Environmental Studies


Graduates in environmental studies may undertake jobs that environment officers are required to do, such as, environmental impact assessment (EIA); resource and environment planning; pollution control and waste management officers; resource management and planning officers; quality control and assessment officers; work place health and safety officers; land use planning officers; teaching service cadre; or as private consultants. These technical skills are required in many natural resource and other sectors: e.g. forestry; agriculture; fisheries; mines; energy; health; lands; physical planning; education; civil aviation; transportation; water resources; industries; infrastructure; food and beverages; shipping and others.