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What does a Nursery Manager do?

A Nursery Manager is responsible for the overall running of a plant nursery. Your everyday tasks will vary but might involve checking stock levels, coordinating the propagation of new plants or organising the sale of your products. You might be in charge of a team of staff and you’ll need to plan everything from cultivation of plants to fertilisation and irrigation. You’ll make sure all equipment is functioning effectively and ensure plants are in good health. You’ll also need to manage the financial side of a plant nursery so you’ll be making budget projections and balancing sales and expenses.

A Nursery Manager role involves a lot of physical work and you will have to work in all sorts of weather conditions. You’ll need good time management skills and have to be organised as Nursery Managers are often tackling several tasks at once. You’ll need good forward planning skills and will have to be good with finances. Leadership skills are important and you’ll have to handle a range of administrative tasks.

Nursery Manager Courses

There is one course available for people who want to become a Nursery Manager.

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How much does a Nursery Manager earn?

In Australia, a full time Nursery Manager generally earns $1,350 per week ($70,200 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 Nursery Manager?

In Australia there are currently 4,200 people working as a Nursery Manager. This number has dropped over the last five years. Nursery Manager roles can be found in most areas of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Nursery Manager?

If you’re considering a career as a Nursery Manager you could enrol in an Advanced Diploma of Horticulture. This course normally takes two years and you can choose electives based on your career plans.

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Job Pathways

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

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.