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      Propagates and cultivates trees, shrubs, and ornamental and flowering plants in a plant nursery.

      Skill Level: 3


        Plant Propagator

    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Nurseryperson is $ 0 per year.
    Average Age: Males: Females: Persons:
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 3624 Nurserypersons - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]

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    Nurseryperson job description, duties and education requirements


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

      Indicative Skill Level:

      Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

      In Australia:

        AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

      In New Zealand:
        NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

      At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

      Tasks Include:

      • 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


      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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