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362 Horticultural Trades Workers

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

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