Horticultural Nursery Assistant - ANZSCO 841412

Description
Assists in propagating, cultivating and harvesting plants in a horticultural nursery.
Skill Level
5
Alternative Titles
  • Nursery Hand (Horticulture)
Skills Assessment Authority
Caveats
No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 8414 Garden and Nursery Labourers

Description
perform a variety of routine tasks in propagating, cultivating and maintaining plants in gardens and horticultural nurseries.
Tasks
  • 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
Skill Level
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.
In Australia:
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.
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