Nursery Hand (Horticulture)

Nursery Hands (Horticulture) assist in propagating, cultivating and harvesting plants in horticultural nurseries.
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    Overview

    Nursery Hands (Horticulture) assist in propagating, cultivating and harvesting plants in horticultural nurseries.

    Day-to-day

    • loading, unloading and moving nursery supplies and equipment
    • preparing nursery sites and plots using hand tools and machines
    • assisting with propagating and transplanting plants
    • watering, and weeding
    • tidying work areas and removing rubbish
    • tending plants by hand watering and weeding
    • adjusting mist irrigation systems, shade and ventilation.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Nursery Hand (Horticulture)

    • You can work as a Nursery Hand (Horticulture) without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in horticulture may be useful.

      Take a Certificate in Horticulture