1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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    NURSERYPERSONS propagate and cultivate trees, shrubs, and ornamental and flowering plants in plant nurseries.

    Indicative Skill Level:
    Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

    In Australia:

      AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

    In New Zealand:
      NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

    At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

    Tasks Include:

    • preparing potting media and containers before planting
    • selecting seeds, bulbs and cuttings, and planting them in beds, lawn areas and tubs
    • budding and grafting vegetative material onto root stock
    • watering plants manually and controlling automatic watering operations
    • applying pesticides to control pests, diseases, weeds and nutritional and environmental plant disorders
    • keeping records of soil mixtures, plantings, treatments, losses and yields
    • selecting plants and packaging them for presentation and delivery
    • advising customers on plant care and appropriate plants for local conditions
    • may plan sales area layouts and visual merchandise presentation

      362411 Nurseryperson


    Propagates and cultivates trees, shrubs, and ornamental and flowering plants in a plant nursery.

    Skill Level: 3


      Plant Propagator

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