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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4623-01 Head Gardener

Supervises and coordinates the activities of workers engaged in the cultivation and maintenance of gardens.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification and at least 3 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:

  • organises and allocates work and assesses task performance
  • monitors, reviews and reports on changing conditions to management
  • implements and monitors purchasing plans
  • provides on-the-job training
  • plans establishment of new areas and develops environmental management strategies
  • conducts site analyses and designs soil profiles
  • plans planting and maintenance programs
  • trials species, treatments and applications
  • develops plant health, weed, pest and disease control programs

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