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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4623-11 General Gardener

Plants, cultivates and maintains parks and gardens.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • conducts site assessments and soil analyses
  • prepares and maintains seedbeds and growing sites
  • propagates and plants trees, bushes and hedges, flowers and bulbs
  • prepares lawn areas by spreading top soil and planting grass, or by laying instant turf
  • maintains planted and grassed areas by weeding, trimming, fertilising, watering and mowing
  • identifies and treats weeds, pests and diseases
  • prunes trees and hedges, and installs plant support and protection devices
  • installs, operates and maintains drainage and irrigation systems
  • may grow and maintain indoor plants and conservatory displays
  • may construct features and facilities within gardens, such as paths or paved areas, rockeries, ponds and water features, and planter boxes

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