There are 4 courses available within the Darwin area for people who want to become a nursery hand.
Possible job outcomes:
If you love all things flora, the Certificate III in Horticulture is an entry path into gardening, landscaping, and nursery work. You’ll quickly learn to tell the real plants from the weeds, then how to install and maintain plant displays and nursery plants. This nationally recognised qualification also covers weed control, soil improvement, pressurised irrigation systems, amenity pruning, and the environmental application of chemicals. Enquire now for the unit list and entry requirements. Learn more.
The Certificate III in Agriculture (AHC30116) prepares you for a career in agriculture and for immediate work as a farmhand or station worker. Over 12 months you will learn how to work safely on farms and other agricultural worksites — while choosing study electives in crop management, livestock handling, farm machinery operation and maintenance, fencing and pest control.
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Get qualified as a farm hand (without a work placement) by enrolling in the AHC20116 Certificate II in Agriculture. This nationally recognised training course will teach you how to work safely on a farm — operating a range of machinery (motorbikes, tractors) and carrying out standard jobs (mustering, marking livestock, fencing, weed control). The course takes 9 months to complete and is delivered via a mix of online components, face-to-face, and practical sessions.
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The Certificate II in Horticulture (AHC20416) is the qualification you need to get started in a nursery, work as a garden labourer or horticultural assistant. Over 6 months (at an advanced training facility) you will definitely get your hands dirty — as you learn to recognise plants, treat weeds, test plants and soil for diseases, and grow trees and shrubs.
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To become a nursery hand in Darwin, you may want to consider completing the Certificate III in Agriculture. This qualification will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in this industry.
You can train to become a nursery hand by completing a qualification with Open Colleges (established in 2002) or RuralBiz Training (established in 2002). Find a course provider near you. Once you make an enquiry, a course advisor will get in touch to discuss your study options and course fees.
You can study a nursery hand course in Darwin through online learning, which is a popular method of training as you can learn from the comfort of your own home and complete the course at your own pace. Find a course provider that best suits your needs.
Here are some potential career pathways within permaculture and production horticulture. 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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