8433 Horticultural Nursery Assistants
Horticultural Nursery Assistants perform a variety of routine tasks in propagating, cultivating and maintaining plants in horticultural nurseries.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.
AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)
In New Zealand:
NZQF Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)
- loading, unloading and moving nursery supplies and equipment
- assisting with potting-up and transplanting flowers, shrubs, and trees
- assisting with propagating, planting and potting seeds, seedlings and rooted cuttings
- monitoring plants for healthy growth and potential weed, insect, disease, and fertiliser problems
- tending plants by watering and weeding
- adjusting mist irrigation systems, shade and ventilation
- harvesting and packaging plants for sale and transport
- 843311 Horticultural Nursery Assistant
843311 Horticultural Nursery Assistant
- Nursery Worker (Horticulture)
Assists in propagating, cultivating and harvesting plants in a horticultural nursery. May also include propagating and cultivating plants for forestry purposes.
Skill Level: 5