3622 Gardeners (General)

Gardeners (General) plant, cultivate and maintain parks and gardens.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

    At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

    Tasks Include:

    • preparing and maintaining seedbeds and growing sites
    • propagating and planting trees, bushes, hedges, flowers, and bulbs
    • preparing lawn areas by spreading topsoil and planting grass, and by laying instant turf
    • maintaining planted and grassed areas by weeding, trimming, fertilising, watering and mowing
    • pruning trees and hedges, and installing plant support and protection devices
    • spraying and dusting plants and trees to control insects and disease


    • 362211 Gardener (General)

    362211 Gardener (General)

    Plants, cultivates and maintains parks and gardens.

    Skill Level: 3