Life science technicians and related associate professionals perform a variety of technical tasks to support life science professionals with their research, development, management, conservation and protection work, in areas such as biology, botany, zoology, biotechnology and biochemistry, and to agriculture, fisheries and forestry.
Tasks performed usually include: conducting tests, experiments, laboratory analyses, field research and surveys to collect information by using accepted scientific methods; keeping records; assisting in analysing data and preparing reports; operating and maintaining equipment.
Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups:
3141 Life Science Technicians (excluding Medical)
3142 Agricultural Technicians
3143 Forestry Technicians