1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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4621-11

      Nurseryperson
      Nurseryman/woman

Plants, cultivates and harvests trees, shrubs, ornamental and flowering plants in plant nurseries.

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

Tasks Include:
  • prepares potting media and containers before planting
  • selects seeds, bulbs or cuttings and plants them in beds, lawn areas or tubs
  • performs budding or grafting activities
  • waters plants manually and controls automatic watering operations
  • applies pesticides to control pests, diseases, weeds and nutritional and environmental plant disorders
  • keeps records of soil mixtures, plantings, treatments, losses and yields
  • selects plants and packages them for presentation or delivery
  • advises customers on the care of plants and the most appropriate plants for local conditions
  • may plan sales area layouts and visual merchandise presentation

Specialisations:
Plant Propagator

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