Biological Sciences

Below are details about the field of study you have chosen to explore, as well as some potential careers.


The study of the structure, function, reproduction, growth, evolution and behaviour of living organisms. The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the genetics and physiology of living organisms and of the relationship of living organisms to one another as well as the physical environment.

Course skills

Biological Sciences develops skills in:

  • analysing and interpreting biological data
  • analysing the factors affecting the growth and reproduction of living organisms
  • examining cells and tissue to determine their structure and function.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics


Environmental Scientists

Environmental Scientists study, develop, implement and advise on policies and plans for managing and protecting the environment, flora, fauna and other natural resources.

Life Scientists

Life Scientists examine the anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of humans, animals, plants and other living organisms to better understand how living organisms function and interact with each other and the environment in which they live.

Medical Scientists

Medical Scientists conduct medical laboratory tests to assist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

Medical Technicians

Medical Technicians operate anaesthetic, cardiac, operating theatre and medical testing equipment, perform and assist with laboratory tests, and fill prescriptions in support of Health Professionals.

Science Technicians

Science Technicians perform tests and experiments, and provide technical support functions to assist with research, design, production and teaching in chemistry, earth sciences, life sciences, and physical sciences.

University Lecturers and Tutors

University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.