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Nurseryperson

Propagates and cultivates trees, shrubs, and ornamental and flowering plants in a plant nursery.


Tasks Include:


  • preparing potting media and containers before planting
  • selecting seeds, bulbs and cuttings, and planting them in beds, lawn areas and tubs
  • budding and grafting vegetative material onto root stock
  • watering plants manually and controlling automatic watering operations
  • applying pesticides to control pests, diseases, weeds and nutritional and environmental plant disorders
  • keeping records of soil mixtures, plantings, treatments, losses and yields
  • selecting plants and packaging them for presentation and delivery
  • advising customers on plant care and appropriate plants for local conditions
Specialisations
  • Plant Propagator
Job prospects for Nurserypersons in Victoria

Occupation in the Nurserypersons group include Nurseryperson

Employment prospects
There are currently 1,400 Nurserypersons in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively small occupation is expected to decline. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

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

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