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Nursery Hands (Horticulture) assist in propagating, cultivating and harvesting plants in horticultural nurseries.


  • loading, unloading and moving nursery supplies and equipment
  • preparing nursery sites and plots using hand tools and machines
  • assisting with propagating and transplanting plants
  • watering, and weeding
  • tidying work areas and removing rubbish
  • tending plants by hand watering and weeding
  • adjusting mist irrigation systems, shade and ventilation.


  • physically demanding
  • working outdoors.

To become a Nursery Hand (Horticulture)

  • You can work as a Nursery Hand (Horticulture) without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in horticulture may be useful.

    Take a Certificate in Horticulture

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