DO YOU LOVE PLANTS AND BEING IN THE GARDEN SELECTING PLANTS, PLANTING, WEEDING, LOOKING FOR BUGS, KEEPING PLANTS HEALTHY?
LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE IS THE PATH FOR YOU.
In the landscape maintenance field, qualified horticulturalists may work in the residential and/or public parks & gardens sector of the industry. They specialise in maintaining greenlife (plants including lawns) in gardens and parks ranging from small residential gardens to large industrial estates, local council parks and gardens, and through to botanical gardens.
In fact, with a horticultural qualification, landscape maintainers have more chance of working in some of Adelaide’s finest residential properties!
These courses are nationally recognised qualifications, which means that you can use them anywhere in Australia to get a job and work in the industry.
Develop skills and knowledge to work as a horticulture worker. You will learn about planting, recognising plants, plant nutrition, controlling weeds, pests and diseases, using chemicals safely, installing and operating irrigation systems, propagating and maintaining nursery plants, operating and maintaining machinery and equipment, and undertaking specialist pruning.
This qualification allows you to develop post-trade skills and knowledge across a broad coverage of the industry prior to undertaking higher level roles in the industry.
Develop advanced skills and knowledge in managing plant health, soils, plant cultural practices and horticultural trials, collecting data, preparing reports, developing strategies for the management of pests, and collecting and classifying plants.
Becoming A Trainee: The First Step
Getting into the great outdoors, getting your hands dirty, working hard and keeping fit are all part of being a landscaper. Let alone knowing about plants and designing and creating natural or man-made masterpieces. So why not get paid to learn?
Landscaping represents one of Australia’s fastest-growing industries, closely linked to the housing boom. This rewarding career path involves maintaining gardens, parks, golf courses as well as landscaping large and small construction projects.
By starting a landscape maintenance traineeship you’ll be involved in:
Skills you will need:
Undertaking a traineeship allows you to learn real skills in the workplace, become qualified in a declared vocation and be paid a wage while you're learning. You'll enter into a training contract with an employer and a training provider that will allow you to combine on-site learning with on or off site training.
When you take on a Traineeship, you'll:
If you decide that landscape maintenance is your chosen career, the best option is to find yourself a Traineeship with a landscape maintenance company.
Have a look for Traineeship opportunities on the MLSA Jobs Board, and submit your resume so we can contact you when something comes up.
Landscaping is a rich and rewarding career where no two days are the same, and you get to make the most of the beautiful outdoors.
And, let's be honest...