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Gardener Courses

A Gardener establishes and maintains green spaces such as private gardens, community parks or landscaped public spaces. You might prepare an area for planting and create gardens with plants, trees and shrubs. Gardeners also care for established gardens by carrying out pruning, trimming, weeding and spraying. You might set up irrigation systems and attend to lawn areas.

Gardeners should be physically fit and able to keep up with the manual labour required in this job. You’ll need to enjoy working outdoors and be ready to work in all sorts of weather conditions. Gardeners may work on their own or as part of a larger team.

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Popular Gardener Courses

There are 6 courses available for people who want to become a Gardener. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

AHC31016
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Gardener earn?

In Australia, a full time Gardener generally earns $1,050 per week ($54,600 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Gardener?

The number of people working in this industry has increased in recent years. There are currently 29,400 people employed as a Gardener in Australia compared to 27,900 five years ago. Gardeners may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Gardener?

If you’re planning a career as a Gardener, consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Parks and Gardens. You’ll learn about plant nutrition, weed control, pest and disease management and chemical use and storage. You could also consider a Certificate III in Production Nursery or a Certificate IV in Horticulture.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within gardening. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.

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