How to become a Horticultural Assistant

Horticultural assistants undertake a range of tasks involving the cultivation, growing, harvesting and maintenance of trees, plants and gardens.

Personal requirements of a Horticultural Assistant

  • Able to undertake manual and sometimes heavy work
  • Observant and methodical
  • Good communication skills
  • Enjoy outdoor work
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Enjoy working in teams

Education & Training for a Horticultural Assistant

You can work as a horticultural assistant without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job. You may like to consider a VET qualification. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. You can also become a horticultural assistant through a traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. For further details, visit www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au.




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