Propagates and cultivates trees, shrubs, and ornamental and flowering plants in a plant nursery.
Training time 6 months - 3 years
Average pay $47,113
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 1,600

What does a Nurseryperson do?

  • 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


  • Plant Propagator

Related courses

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Certificate II in Horticulture
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Certificate IV in Production Nursery
Diploma of Production Nursery Management