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What does a Nurseryperson do?

A Nurseryperson propagates and cultivates plants for sale to the public or to a wholesale market. You’ll liaise with customers and tend to plants available for sale. You’ll make sure plants are thriving and keep them watered and fertilised. You might provide advice to customers on plant selection and process sales transactions. A Nurseryperson might have to process large orders and arrange transport of stock.

Being a Nurseryperson requires a good knowledge of plant species and their requirements. It can involve manual labour so you’ll need to be capable of some physical work. You’ll spend a lot of time outdoors so you’ll need to be ready to work in a range of weather conditions. A Nurseryperson should have good customer service skills and be able to communicate with team members, wholesale buyers and in store customers.

Nurseryperson Courses

There are 14 courses available for people who want to become a Nurseryperson.

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How much does a Nurseryperson earn?

In Australia, a full time Nurseryperson generally earns $960 per week ($49,920 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 Nurseryperson?

The number of people working in this role has decreased slightly in recent years. There are currently 5,100 people employed as a Nurseryperson in Australia compared to 5,400 five years ago. A Nurseryperson may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Nurseryperson?

To become a Nurseryperson, consider the Certificate III in Horticulture. This course covers topics including caring for nursery plants, identifying plants and maintaining plant displays. You could also enrol in a Certificate II in Production Nursery or a Certificate III in Production Horticulture.

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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.