Unit Group

3626 Gardeners (General)

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ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
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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


  • 362611 Gardener (General)

362611 Gardener (General)

Plants, cultivates and maintains parks and gardens.

Skill Level: 3

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