841412 Horticultural Nursery Assistant

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
841412
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Horticultural Nursery Assistant
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
494: 
No
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

841412 HORTICULTURAL NURSERY ASSISTANT

Alternative Title:
Nursery Hand (Horticulture)

Assists in propagating, cultivating and harvesting plants in a horticultural nursery.
Skill Level: 5

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
5

8414 Garden and Nursery Labourers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
8414
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Garden and Nursery Labourers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

8414 GARDEN AND NURSERY LABOURERS

GARDEN AND NURSERY LABOURERS perform a variety of routine tasks in propagating, cultivating and maintaining plants in gardens and horticultural nurseries.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.
Tasks Include:

loading, unloading and moving garden supplies and equipment
preparing garden sites and plots using hand tools and machines
assisting with planting and transplanting flowers, shrubs, trees and lawns
maintaining gardens by watering, weeding and mowing lawns
cleaning gardens and removing rubbish
assisting with propagating, planting and potting seeds, bulbs and cuttings
tending plants by hand watering and weeding
adjusting mist irrigation systems, shade and ventilation
harvesting and packaging plants for sale and transport

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
615.50
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
437.50
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
584.10