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Nurserypersons propagate and cultivate trees, shrubs, and ornamental and flowering plants in plant nurseries.


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Nurserypersons
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
7,800
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$897
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Below average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Low
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Moderate growth

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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • 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.

Job Titles

  • Nurseryperson

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

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

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