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Gardener (General)

Gardener (General)

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Plants, cultivates and maintains parks and gardens.


Tasks Include:


  • preparing and maintaining seedbeds and growing sites
  • propagating and planting trees, bushes, hedges, flowers and bulbs
  • preparing lawn areas by spreading top soil 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
  • 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, pergolas, ponds, barbecues and garden furniture
  • examining trees to assess their condition and determine treatment
  • lopping limbs off trees and shaping branches using chain and handsaws
Job prospects for Gardeners in Victoria

Occupations in the Gardeners group include Arborist, Gardener (General) and Landscape Gardener.

Employment prospects
Skills shortage: this occupation needs more skilled workers now. There are currently 20,100 Gardeners 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
$932.10

Hourly earnings
$25.10

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

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