Assists in propagating, cultivating and harvesting plants in a horticultural nursery.
Nursery Hand (Horticulture)
Skills Assessment Authority
No caveats apply to this occupation.
Group: 8414 Garden and Nursery Labourers
perform a variety of routine tasks in propagating, cultivating and maintaining plants in gardens and horticultural nurseries.
loading, unloading and moving garden supplies and equipment
preparing garden sites and plots using hand tools and machines
assisting with planting and transplanting flowers, shrubs, trees and lawns
maintaining gardens by watering, weeding and mowing lawns
cleaning gardens and removing rubbish
assisting with propagating, planting and potting seeds, bulbs and cuttings
tending plants by hand watering and weeding
adjusting mist irrigation systems, shade and ventilation
harvesting and packaging plants for sale and transport
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.
AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)
For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.