W125343 - Horticultural worker

Horticultural worker
Nillumbik Nursery

Are you considering a career in Horticulture? Nillumbik Nursery offers SWL recognition and will help develop a range of work functions and job roles that can lead to a horticultural trade qualification. Knowledge and skills gained from this student placement are from units of competency including developing and maintaining plants and landscapes, propagation, tending nursery plants and planting, pruning, and treating weeds, pests and diseases. Employment opportunities exist in a number of industry sectors such as nursery, parks and gardens or landscape construction. Share this opportunity with their teacher to find out more!

Skills You Might Learn

The following skills attained will help the student identify and demonstrate employability skills used every day in the workplace:
1. Communication
2. Team work
3. Problem solving
4. Self-management
5. Planning and organising
6. Technology
7. Learning
8. Initiative & enterprise

Typical Tasks & Duties

Student will experience and gain knowledge in the Horticulture industry which include:
Active participation in work, health and safety processes
Plant recognition
Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
Care for nursery plants
Prune shrubs and small trees
General cleaning

Student Requirements

- The student will be encouraged to reflect their workplace experience and how this how this relates to their VET course.
- The student needs to be mobile, with adequate fine motor skills in order to complete certain tasks.

Dress Requirements

Students need to dress appropriately for the weather and for outdoor work. Work boots, long pants or jeans and a high vis. shirt or top are required.

Special Transport Requirements

Nillumbik Nursery is a 1 minute walk from the Kamarooka Dr/Main Hurstbridge Rd Bus stop, or a 12 minute walk from Wattle Glen train station.


  • AHC20416 - Certificate II in Horticulture
  • AHC21020 - Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC30616 - Certificate III in Production Horticulture
  • AHC30620 - Certificate III in Production Horticulture
  • AHC30716 - Certificate III in Horticulture
  • AHC31420 - Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management
Positions: 1 Position
ID Number: W125343
Industry Area: AGRICULTURE
Location: Diamond Creek - Explore Region
Mode/Type: Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)
Attendance: Weekdays, 9.00am till 3.00pm, including morning tea break (15mins) and lunch break (30 mins). Days can be negotiated with the employer.
Added By: Banyule Nillumbik Local Learning & Employment Network


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