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The Guide 2010

The Guide 2010

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Published by: Nicola Morrison on May 28, 2010
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 © School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning RMIT University
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The Guide to Environmental Career in Australia 2010 was written following a research projectundertaken by RMIT University and The Environmental Jobs Network.
 
The project team was:
Associate Professor Ian ThomasDiscipline Head, Environment and PlanningSchool of Global Studies, Social Science andPlanning. RMIT UniversityTeresa DayResearcher and WriterSchool of Global Studies, Social Science andPlanning. RMIT University
http://www.rmit.edu.au/socialhumanities 
Tracey Skinner
 
Office Manager and ECO CoordinatorEnvironmental Jobs Network
http://www.environmentaljobs.com.auThe guide was written by:
Teresa Day
The guide’s graphics and diagrams by:
Alesha Younghusband
The editing was done by:
 Teresa Day and Anne McLean
Edition:
This is the second edition of The Guide toEnvironmental Careers in Australia. The firstedition was published in 2004 and written byLeonardo Ribón-Tobón and Charley May of theEnvironmental Jobs Network and
 
MicheleBauer.
Copyright:
 © Day, Thomas. 2010. School of Global Studies,Social Science and Planning, RMIT University.
Acknowledgement:
RMIT University and the Environmental JobsNetwork would like to thank all the organisationswho helped to promote the research (listed inthe appendices) and all the 432 environmentalprofessionals and 4 recruitment specialists whotook the time to complete a survey. A biggerthankyou to the 17 people who took twentyminutes out of their busy day to talk to us abouttheir career and help put together the careerprofiles featured in the guide. Further thanksgoes to Anne and Alesha who worked on theguide relentlessly right up until the end.
Contact:
For further information about this publicationplease contact the Environmental Jobs Networkoninfo@environmentaljobs.com.auor contactAssociate Professor Ian Thomas at RMITUniversity. School of Global Studies, SocialScience and Planning: +61 (0)3 9925 2328.
 
 © School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning RMIT University
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Contents
Why have a Guide? 5The Environmental Industry 7Background 7Current Green Collar movement 9In times of economic crisis 10Personnel challenges and opportunities 10Where to next 11The Careers 14Introduction 14Careers in different sectors 14
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Air quality and protection 16
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Climate change and carbon trading 18
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Conservation and management of biodiversity 22
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Energy efficiency and renewable energy 27
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Environmental consultancy 31
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Environmental education and training 37
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Environmental impact assessment 42
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Environmental sustainability policy, legislation, protectionand enforcement 46
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Environmental sustainability research and development 50
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Green design build and construction 53
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Land management, quality, protection and site restoration 57
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Natural resource management 61
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Sustainability communications and public awareness 65
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Sustainable development and planning 70
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Sustainable living 74
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Waste management 78
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Water conservation 82
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Water quality and protection 87The Environmental Career Matrix 90Career pathways 96The Career Advice 98Know the industry 98Know the role 99Know yourself 100Applying for roles 100Using your skill base 101Educational requirements 102Career changers 103Where to go for help 104The Rationale and the Research 108The rationale 108The research methods and statistics 109References 115Appendices 117

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