propagate and cultivate trees, shrubs, and ornamental and flowering plants in plant nurseries.
preparing potting media and containers before planting
selecting seeds, bulbs and cuttings, and planting them in beds, lawn areas and tubs
budding and grafting vegetative material onto root stock
watering plants manually and controlling automatic watering operations
applying pesticides to control pests, diseases, weeds and nutritional and environmental plant disorders
keeping records of soil mixtures, plantings, treatments, losses and yields
selecting plants and packaging them for presentation and delivery
advising customers on plant care and appropriate plants for local conditions
may plan sales area layouts and visual merchandise presentation
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.