Gardener (General)

Plants, cultivates and maintains parks and gardens.
Training time 6 months - 3 years
Average pay $43,016
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 10,500

What does a Gardener (General) do?

  • 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

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate II in Horticulture
Certificate II in Parks and Gardens
Certificate III in Horticulture
Certificate III in Parks and Gardens
Certificate III in Production Horticulture
Certificate IV in Horticulture
Diploma of Horticulture
Diploma of Applied Horticultural Science
Certificate IV in Parks and Gardens
Diploma of Parks and Gardens Management