Garden and Nursery Labourers

Snapshot

Garden and Nursery Labourers perform a variety of routine tasks in propagating, cultivating and maintaining plants in gardens and horticultural nurseries.
 
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Garden and Nursery Labourers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
32,000
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$800
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Above average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Relatively steady

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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying 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.

Job Titles

  • Garden Labourer
  • Horticultural Nursery Assistant

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Production Nursery
  • Certificate III in Production Nursery

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