MINOR GROUP 462
HORTICULTURAL TRADESPERSONS propagate and nurture plants; establish and maintain parks and gardens and surfaces used for sport; and inspect, diagnose and treat trees and shrubs.
Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.
Tasks performed by Horticultural Tradespersons typically include preparing soil, potting media and containers before planting; selecting and planting seeds, bulbs or cuttings; performing budding or grafting activities; watering plants and applying chemicals to control pests, disease, weeds and plant disorders; establishing and maintaining turf or synthetic surfaces for sporting events; planning, constructing and maintaining parks, gardens and other landscapes.
Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups: