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What’s it like to be a Nurseryperson?
Nurserypersons plant, look after and harvest trees, shrubs, and ornamental
plants for sale or within parks and gardens.
Nurserypersons work indoors in glasshouses, garden centres and retail
nurseries, as well as outdoors in all kinds of weather. Some of the work is
physically demanding as it involves bending, lifting and handling machinery.
Protective clothing must be worn when handling fertilisers and pesticides.
Nurserypersons may also be required to do some weekend and evening work, as
most garden centres are open longer than normal office hours. As the work is
seasonal, nurserypersons may also work longer hours during particular seasons.
How much can I expect to earn?
Full-time employed Nurseryperson earn an average of $714 per week. The
[average annual salary for this job is $37128 excluding super.]
- able to undertake manual and heavy work
- unaffected by allergies to chemicals and plants
- able to work outdoors in varied weather conditions
- observant and methodical
- good communication skills (garden centre nurserypersons)
- able to work as part of a team (garden centre nurserypersons).
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.
Para Professional Jobs
Jobs in this group usually require completion of secondary education and/or
completion of some further study of a vocational nature, such as a Diploma or
an Advanced Diploma.
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 Nurseryperson
Nurserypersons may perform the following tasks:
- prepare potting mix and containers before planting
- select seeds, bulbs or cuttings and plant them in beds, lawn areas or tubs
- perform budding or grafting activities
- water plants manually and control automatic watering systems
- apply pesticides to control pests, diseases, weeds and other plant disorders
- keep records of soil mixtures, plantings, treatments, losses and yields
- select plants and package them for presentation or delivery
- advise customers on the care of plants and the best plants for local conditions
- plan sales area layouts and product presentation.
Garden Centre Nurseryperson
A garden centre nurseryperson manages crops in a retail environment, which
requires a good local knowledge of horticulture, the ability to work in a team
and strong customer service skills. Garden centres and retail nurseries tend
to be spread more evenly throughout areas of high population.
A production nurseryperson specialises in growing certain crop lines, which
requires specialist skills in horticulture and attention to detail. Production
nurseries tend to be very large and are usually located on the outer edges of
a city or town.