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What’s it like to be a General Gardener?
General gardeners plant and care for trees, lawns, shrubs and flowerbeds in
areas around public and private institutions, city squares, parks and gardens,
playing fields, golf courses and bowling greens, as well as at private homes.
General gardeners usually work outdoors and in all kinds of weather, and
usually start early in the morning. Some of the work is physically demanding
as it involves bending, lifting and the use of machinery such as rollers and
edging machines. Protective clothing must be worn when handling fertilisers
and pesticides, as well as to prevent injury while using machinery.
How much can I expect to earn?
Full-time employed General Gardener earn an average of $825 per week. The
[average annual salary for this job is $42900 excluding super.]
- enjoy practical and mechanical activities
- able to undertake manual and heavy work
- able to cope with the physical demands of the job
- able to work safely with chemicals and machinery
- free from allergies brought on by exposure to chemicals and plants
- able to work outdoors in varied weather conditions.
This job also involves:
Handling chemicals/greasy items
These jobs involve the daily handling of substances which may cause irritation
to skin, eyes, etc., and may aggravate dermatitis or other medical conditions.
Hot, cold or humid environment
These jobs are generally performed in an unusually hot, cold or humid
environment, so may be unsuitable for people who have diabetes or other
conditions aggravated by extremes of temperature or humidity.
Mainly outdoor work
Workers performing these jobs would usually be expected to spend more than
three-quarters of their day outdoors, exposed to the weather. They may report
back to an office, station, depot or other central site.
The main duties and tasks involved in these jobs require daily physical
exertion, such as bending and twisting, lifting, climbing, pulling, pushing,
carrying or other effort where physical fitness is required. People with
heart, back or other conditions who should avoid physical strain may wish to
avoid these jobs.
This occupation offers jobs at the following skill levels:
Skilled Trade Jobs
These jobs do not usually require completion of secondary education, however
further part-time study usually at Certificate III level, and on-the-job
training offered as an apprenticeship, is required.
At school, you can study these subject(s) to get a good foundation for this
School subjects that include some aspect of BIOLOGY provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases a biology-related subject is a pre-
requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
Duties and tasks of a General Gardener
General gardeners may perform the following tasks:
- carry out site assessment and identify and correct soil deficiencies
- prepare and look after seedbeds and growing sites
- propagate and plant trees, bushes and hedges, flowers and bulbs
- prepare lawn areas by spreading top soil and planting grass, or by laying turf
- identify and treat weeds, pests and diseases affecting plants
- prune trees and hedges to promote the health and increase the attractiveness of plants
- install plant supports and protection
- install, operate and maintain drainage and irrigation systems
- grow and maintain indoor plants and conservatory displays
- construct features and facilities within gardens, such as paths or paved areas, rockeries, planter boxes, ponds and water features
- maintain and repair gardening equipment.