How to become a Horticultural Tradesperson

Horticultural tradespersons maintain plants and planted areas, construct horticultural features and apply treatments to enhance plant growth and control pests.

Personal requirements of a Horticultural Tradesperson

  • Enjoy practical and mechanical activities
  • Able to undertake manual and heavy work
  • Able to work safely with chemicals and machinery
  • Able to work for long hours
  • Able to work outdoors in all sorts of weather conditions

Education & Training for a Horticultural Tradesperson

To become a horticultural tradesperson you usually have to complete an apprenticeship or traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.




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