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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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    GARDEN AND NURSERY LABOURERS perform a variety of routine tasks in propagating, cultivating and maintaining plants in gardens and horticultural nurseries.

    Indicative 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.

    Tasks Include:

    • 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

      841411 Garden Labourer
      841412 Horticultural Nursery Assistant


    Assists in cultivating and maintaining gardens.

    Skill Level: 5


      Lawn Mower


    Alternative Title:
      Nursery Hand (Horticulture)

    Assists in propagating, cultivating and harvesting plants in a horticultural nursery.

    Skill Level: 5

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