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What does a Horticulturalist do?

A Horticulturalist works in a range of different fields to cultivate green areas or help other people select plants. You might work with farmers to help them choose a suitable crop or improve their crop health. You might help to prepare gardens in parks or town areas or you might work to landscape private green areas. Horticulturalists conduct tests on soil quality, measure water levels and consider weather conditions to ensure a garden has the best chance to thrive. You might also work on projects in natural areas to restore environmental conditions.

Horticulturalists need to have a passion for plants and enjoy working outdoors. It’s a physical job and you’ll do a lot of manual labour. You’ll need to be good at keeping records and be able to follow instructions and work to a plan. Horticulturalists may be working on several projects at any one time so you’ll need to be good at organisation and time management.

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There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Horticulturalist.

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How much does a Horticulturalist earn?

In Australia, a full time Horticulturalist generally earns $1,150 per week ($59,800 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 Horticulturalist?

There are currently 98,200 people working in horticulture in Australia. This number is expected to increase to 104,000 over the next five years. Horticulturalist positions can be found in most areas of Australia.

Source: The Labour Market Information Portal – 2019 Occupation Projections

How do I become a Horticulturalist?

If you’d like to start a career as a Horticulturalist you could enrol in a Certificate IV in Horticulture. This course usually takes 18 months and will give you the knowledge you need to work in a role caring for plants.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within gardening, permaculture and production horticulture. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.