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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GARDENERS cultivate and maintain parks and gardens, and inspect, diagnose and treat trees and shrubs.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • preparing and maintaining seedbeds and growing sites
  • propagating and planting trees, bushes and hedges, flowers and bulbs
  • preparing and maintaining lawn areas by spreading top soil and planting grass, or by laying instant turf
  • preparing plans and drawings, selecting materials and plants and scheduling landscape construction
  • setting out and installing hardscape and softscape structures
  • examining trees to assess their condition and determine treatment
  • lopping trees, and spraying and dusting to control insects and disease


This section contains the following subsection :
              4623-01 Head Gardener
              4623-11 General Gardener
              4623-13 Landscape Gardener
              4623-15 Tree Surgeon
              4623-81 Apprentice General Gardener
              4623-83 Apprentice Landscape Gardener
              4623-85 Apprentice Tree Surgeon

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