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Horticultural Nursery Assistant

Horticultural Nursery Assistant

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Also known as Nursery Hand (Horticulture).

Assists in propagating, cultivating and harvesting plants in a horticultural nursery.


Tasks Include:


  • loading, unloading and moving garden supplies and equipment
  • preparing garden sites and plots using hand tools and machines
  • assisting with planting and transplanting flowers, shrubs, trees and lawns
  • maintaining gardens by watering, weeding and mowing lawns
  • cleaning gardens and removing rubbish
  • assisting with propagating, planting and potting seeds, bulbs and cuttings
  • tending plants by hand watering and weeding
  • adjusting mist irrigation systems, shade and ventilation
Job prospects for Garden and Nursery Labourers in Victoria

Occupations in the Garden and Nursery Labourers group include Garden Labourer and Horticultural Nursery Assistant.

Employment prospects
There are currently 6,800 Garden and Nursery Labourers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

Average weekly wage
$932.80

Hourly earnings
$25.00

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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