W111639 - Horticultural worker

Horticultural worker
Emerald Gardens Nursery

This family owned, 8 acre property plant farm in Emerald grow and sell an extensive range of trees and shrubs for both trade and retail markets. Their stock includes; Japanese Maples, Ornamental Pear varieties, Weeping Cherries, Silver Birch varieties, Fruit trees, Grasses and Flaxes, Climbers, Groundcovers, Succulents, Herbs and Seedlings and Potted colour to name a few. This is an exciting SWL opportunity ideally suited to students who are undertaking a Certificate in Horticulture who want to learn and experience more of the horticultural industry.

Skills You Might Learn

Students will gain valuable experience in the industry which may include improved recognition and identification of different plant genus and species types, determination of different types of soil/growing media. Students will participate in OHS processes and environmentally sustainable work practices.

Typical Tasks & Duties

Students tasks may include propagation and potting up of plants, plant maintenance of potted stock including watering, weeding and general care. Preparation of potting media, stock sorting and movement, potting on and general plant maintenance and nursery duties.

Student Requirements

Punctuality is important. See Dress Requirements for further information.

Dress Requirements

Students should ensure they wear boots and suitable work clothing for outdoor work in a nursery.

Special Transport Requirements

Public transport is limited. The closest bus stop is near Woolworths Emerald and from here it is a 2km walk to reach the nursery. This location is best reached by car.


  • AHC20410 - Certificate II in Horticulture
  • AHC30610 - Certificate III in Production Horticulture
  • AHC30710 - Certificate III in Horticulture
Positions: 1 Position
ID Number: W111639
Industry Area: AGRICULTURE
Location: Emerald - Explore Region
Mode/Type: Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Attendance: Employer prefers to host for one or two days per week, 9.30am - 4.30pm. A total of 40 hours of SWL placement is being offered per student.
Added By: Outer Eastern Local Learning & Employment Network


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