W122321 - Gardening Assistant

Gardening Assistant
Cardinia Environment Coalition Inc

The Cardinia Environment Coalition was formed in 1998, to protect and enhance the natural environment in Cardinia Shire, engage with the community about environmental issues, manage areas of public land for their environmental values and support our member groups. They have an indigenous nursery, supplying locally native plants to the community, environmental groups, government agencies and other organisations, to increase the native habitat available in the Cardinia Shire. The site is a production nursery opening to public sales one morning a week. This would be a fantastic place to learn about the horticulture industry in a community based not for profit environment.

Skills You Might Learn

Students will gain valuable experience in the industry which may include improved recognition and identification of different plant types, recording information, gardening maintenance, weeding, cleaning and sewing seeds. Students will participate in OHS processes and environmentally sustainable work practices. Experience first hand the ongoing processes within a nursery of how plants are managed from initial propagation through to maturity.

Typical Tasks & Duties

Undertaking propagation activities
Potting up plants
Caring for nurser plants
Treating wees
Supporting staff in preparing for volunteer activities.
Maintaining display garden beds
Learning plant types
Recording information
Complying with O&S processes and proceedures
Cleaning and sewing seeds
Gardening maintenance

Student Requirements

Must be interested in the horticulture industry, willing to learn and follow instructions. Bring own lunch and morning tea. Please note: this is a not-for-profit organisation so may not provide payment. Please discuss at interview.

Dress Requirements

Long trousers suitable for kneeling, long sleeved shirt, enclosed shoes, sun hat suitable for outdoors.

Special Transport Requirements

Closest train station is Pakenham. See bus 929 route.

RELATED COURSES INCLUDE

  • AHC20416 - Certificate II in Horticulture
  • AHC30616 - Certificate III in Production Horticulture
  • AHC30716 - Certificate III in Horticulture
Positions: 1 Position
ID Number: W122321
Industry Area: AGRICULTURE
Location: Pakenham - Explore Region
Mode/Type: Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Attendance: WEDNESDAY is the most suitable placement
Added By: South East Local Learning & Employment Network

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