Snapshot

Gardeners plant, cultivate, maintain, plan and construct parks, gardens and landscapes, and inspect, diagnose and treat trees and shrubs.
 
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Gardeners
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
79,300
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$950
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
High
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Very strong growth
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • preparing and maintaining seedbeds and growing sites
  • propagating and planting trees, bushes, hedges, flowers and bulbs
  • preparing lawn areas by spreading top soil and planting grass, and by laying instant turf
  • maintaining planted and grassed areas by weeding, trimming, fertilising, watering and mowing
  • pruning trees and hedges, and installing plant support and protection devices
  • preparing plans and drawings, selecting materials and plants, and scheduling landscape construction
  • setting out and installing hardscape and softscape structures
  • constructing gravel and paved areas, walls, fences, pergolas, ponds, barbecues and garden furniture
  • examining trees to assess their condition and determine treatment
  • lopping limbs off trees and shaping branches using chain and handsaws
  • spraying and dusting plants and trees to control insects and disease, and felling diseased trees.

Job Titles

  • Gardener
  • Arborist
  • Landscape Gardener

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Cert II in Horticulture
  • Cert III in Horticulture

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