Minor Group

362 Horticultural Trades Workers

Horticultural Trades Workers prepare and sell floral arrangements and flowers, establish, landscape and maintain gardens, parks and surfaces used for sport, and plant, cultivate and maintain plants and trees, and design and install irrigation systems.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or
  • NZQF 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:

  • arranging supply and storage of flowers and selecting, trimming and arranging flowers and decorations
  • preparing plans and drawings, and selecting materials and plants
  • scheduling and constructing garden landscapes, and installing irrigation systems
  • preparing soil, potting media, growing sites and seedbeds before planting seeds, bulbs and new turf
  • maintaining parks, gardens, surfaces used for sport, and plants in nurseries
  • applying pesticides, fertilisers and other chemicals to control pests, diseases, weeds and nutritional and environmental plant disorders
  • examining trees to assess their condition and determine treatment
Unit Group

3621 Florists

Florists prepare and sell floral arrangements.

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:

  • NZQF 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:

  • planning and designing floral arrangements
  • arranging supply and storage of flowers, greenery, decorations and other items
  • treating flowers to extend their life
  • selecting, trimming and arranging flowers and other materials
  • packing, wrapping, and attaching message cards to, and organising delivery of, completed arrangements
  • serving customers and accepting payments
  • advising customers on the selection of flowers and floral arrangements
  • may decorate hotels, churches, halls and other facilities for special events

Occupation:

  • 362111 Florist

362111 Florist

Prepares and sells floral arrangements.

Skill Level: 3

Unit Group

3623 Sports Turf Managers and Trades Workers

Sports Turf Managers and Trades Workers establish and maintain fine turf, grassed areas and synthetic surfaces used for sporting events.

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 Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2); or

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

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF 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 seedbeds for new turf
  • establishing and maintaining turf by watering, over sowing or over seeding, and repairing green damage
  • mowing, rolling and levelling turf
  • pegging and marking out lines and logos, installing nets, posts and stumps, and placing other sports equipment on playing areas
  • operating and maintaining hand and power-driven equipment such as mowers, aerators, cultivators, corers and line marking equipment
  • constructing cricket wickets, tennis courts, and bowling, croquet, and golf greens
  • replanting, repairing, aerating, fertilising and topdressing lawns
  • diagnosing, treating, and preventing turf pests and diseases
  • installing and maintaining synthetic surfaces
  • may maintain buildings, fences, and surrounding gardens
  • may oversee and coordinate workers maintaining sports turf facilities

Occupations:

  • 362312 Sports Turf Manager
  • 362313 Sports Turf Trades Worker

362312 Sports Turf Manager

Alternative Title:

  • Sportsground Manager

Manages fine turf sporting facilities and supervises and coordinates the activities of sports turf tradespersons and maintenance staff. Registration or licencing may be required.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisation:

  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Head Curator (Sportsground)

362313 Sports Turf Trades Worker

Alternative Titles:

  • Greenkeeper
  • Groundsperson (Sportsground)
  • Turf Tradesperson

Maintains fine turf sporting facilities and related irrigation systems; and diagnoses, treats and prevents turf pests and diseases to enhance the presentation and playability of sport and recreation facilities. Registration or licencing may be required.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Grounds Curator
  • Sportsground Foreperson
Unit Group

3624 Nurserypersons

Nurserypersons propagate and cultivate trees, shrubs, and ornamental and flowering plants in a plant or forestry nursery.

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:

  • NZQF 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

Occupation:

  • 362411 Nurseryperson

362411 Nurseryperson

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

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Forest Nursery Production Operator
  • Plant Propagator
Unit Group

3625 Arboriculture Workers

Arboriculture Workers maintain and care for individual trees and shrubs and provide specialist assessment and advice on trees and tree management in urban environments.

Indicative Skill Level:

The occupation Arborist has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)

The occupation Tree Worker has 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:

  • NZQF 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:

  • advising on species selection, site planning and overall tree management and care
  • examining individual trees to assess their condition, potential risks associated with limbs or trees falling, and determine treatment
  • climbing trees using ropes and harnesses and elevated work platforms to reach limbs and branches
  • maintaining and caring for trees and shrubs by pruning limbs and shaping branches using chain and handsaws
  • removing dead and decaying trees, and grinding out tree stumps
  • clearing trees from overhead electricity and telecommunications lines

Occupations:

  • 362511 Arborist
  • 362512 Tree Worker

362511 Arborist

Alternative Title:

  • Arboriculturist
  • Urban Forester

Provides specialist assessment and advice on individual trees and tree management in urban environments, including risk assessment, species selection and site planning. Works with allied professionals such as Urban and Regional Planners, Landscape Architects and Environmental Consultants to provide strategic planning for urban forest preservation, protection and management.

Skill Level: 2

Specialisations:

  • Arboricultural Consultant

362512 Tree Worker

Alternative Title:

  • Tree Surgeon

Maintains and cares for individual trees and shrubs in urban environments by pruning and shaping branches, treating for pests and disease, removing dead or decaying trees, and advising on general tree care. Often employs specialist skills including aerial access of the tree using rope access or elevated work platforms.

Skill Level: 3

Specialisations:

  • Utility Tree Worker
Unit Group

3626 Gardeners (General)

Gardeners (General) plant, cultivate and maintain parks and gardens.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor 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:

  • NZQF 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 and maintaining seedbeds and growing sites
  • propagating and planting trees, bushes, hedges, flowers, and bulbs
  • preparing lawn areas by spreading topsoil and planting grass, and by laying instant turf
  • maintaining planted and grassed areas by weeding, trimming, fertilising, watering and mowing
  • pruning trees and hedges, and installing plant support and protection devices
  • spraying and dusting plants and trees to control insects and disease

Occupation:

  • 362611 Gardener (General)

362611 Gardener (General)

Plants, cultivates and maintains parks and gardens.

Skill Level: 3

Unit Group

3627 Landscape Gardeners and Irrigation Technicians

Landscape Gardeners and Irrigation Technicians plan and construct garden landscapes, and install irrigation systems.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor 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:

  • NZQF 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 plans and drawings, selecting materials and plants, and scheduling landscape construction
  • setting out and installing hardscape and softscape structures
  • constructing gravel and paved areas, walls, fences, trellises, pergolas, ponds, barbecues and garden furniture
  • preparing seedbeds and growing sites
  • planting trees, bushes, hedges, flowers and bulbs
  • preparing lawn areas by spreading topsoil and planting grass, and by laying instant turf
  • determining irrigation system hydraulic parameters
  • installing irrigation systems including pumps and meters
  • testing, maintaining, and repairing irrigation systems

Occupations:

  • 362711 Landscape Gardener
  • 362712 Irrigation Technician

362711 Landscape Gardener

Plans and constructs garden landscapes.

Skill Level: 3

362712 Irrigation Technician

Installs, maintains and services irrigation systems for agriculture, sports turf and horticulture.

Skill Level: 3