Job Qualification Possible job/career expectations
Nursery Assistant Certificate I in Horticulture Nursery assistant jobs are usually the beginning of a career in the nursery industry. Work undertaken usually involves working under direct supervision and can include: plant care and general nursery and propagation assistance.
Nursery Hand Certificate II in Horticulture
(Retail Nursery)
Certificate II in Horticulture
(Wholesale Nursery)
The nursery hand is likely to be involved in a wide range of nursery tasks under limited supervision. Tasks could include: plant maintenance including treating weeds, pests and diseases; machinery and equipment operation.
Nursery Tradesperson Certificate III in Horticulture
(Retail Nursery)
Certificate III in Horticulture
(Wholesale Nursery)
Work undertaken as a nursery tradesperson may include: receiving and dispatching plants; providing information; selling products and services; controlling weeds, pests and diseases.
Nursery Supervisor Certificate IV in Horticulture
(Retail Nursery)
Certificate IV in Horticulture
(Wholesale Nursery)
The nursery supervisor is responsible for a number of workers and nursery activities including: staff supervision and training; overseeing sales; coordinating production; product promotion; managing budgets.
Nursery Manager Diploma of Horticulture
(Retail Nursery)
Diploma of Horticulture
(Wholesale Nursery)
The nursery manager is likely to have significant responsibilities in managing a nursery operation including: business administration; planning for production and plant sales programs; monitoring budgets and financial reports; staff management.
Nursery Business Manager Advanced Diploma of Horticulture
(Retail Nursery)
Advanced Diploma of Horticulture
(Wholesale Nursery)
The nursery business manager has the primary responsibility to ensure that the nursery enterprise is successfully managed. Responsibilities may include: business planning; managing people, physical resources and business capital; marketing and promotion.