1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Horticultural Nursery Assistant
      Nursery Hand (Horticulture)

Assists with the planting, cultivation and harvesting of trees and plants in a plant nursery.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is completion of compulsory secondary education or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:
  • prepares soils using hand tools or machines
  • assists in planting seeds, bulbs and cuttings
  • loads, unloads and moves gardening supplies and equipment
  • tends plants by hand watering and hand weeding
  • adjusts mist irrigation systems, shade and ventilation
  • thins out plantings by removing excess seedlings
  • prepares and packages plants for sale or transport
  • assists in the general cleaning and maintenance of plant nurseries

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