It is a job that requires love towards the nature and commitment towards the environment. As a basic description of the job, it can be said that environmental manager is the one who plans, implements, controls and coordinates the environmental development programs. It is the management of the biophysical environment i.e., both biotic (living) and a biotic (non-living). One who aspires to be an environmental manager should be aware of the current environment deteriorating problems and should have sympathy for the nature that we live in. It includes forest management, waste water treatment, strategies against pollution etc. You’ll also have to work on the sustainable development of the environment. Rather than managing the environment, it aims on the management of approach of humans on the environment since most of the deterioration that occurs to the environment is caused due to anthropogenic activities. While doing this, ethical, economical and ecological (scientific) values has to be taken into account.
This occupation comes under the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation list and in the RSMS occupation list while it is not under the Skilled Occupation list. The persons who want to pursue this career are eligible for migration under Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS), Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) and Points Based Skilled Migration visa. The applicants should obtain the pass mark so as to get the points based skilled migration visa. Even if the pass mark is not obtained, if you have the pool mark, there are chances that you might get qualified. If you do not get qualified, you can apply for ENS. You can apply for this visa if you are nominated by an approved Australian employer; you are not yet 50 years of age and make the skill, qualification and English language requirements.
The qualification requirement includes thorough knowledge about the environment and the environmental problems. This can be acquired by pursuing a bachelor’s degree in this field. It can also be developed by taking separate coaching classes in this field if your bachelor’s degree is in any other subjects. The basic requirement is a bachelor’s degree or higher qualification. You should also have good communication skills and knowledge in English. Experience in working as environmental manager is also important. Experience of at least one year is considered as the formal qualification along with the bachelor’s degree in some instances. Similarly 5 years of experience can act as substitute for the formal qualification.
When the availability of the job is considered, it comes under the category of high availability. Anyway, it requires some additional qualification. You should have a minimum score of 7 in IELTS, in each band. Skill assessment programs are also conducted by the national authorities. There are particular assessment authorities for each job and yours is Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services. But, that depends on the visa subclass you holds. Only certain visa subclasses need the assessment and since that is the case, you have to make sure whether you would need it or not.
You would require licensing or registration by the local authority for some of the jobs. You have to contact with the local authority to know about your licensing and registration.