A traineeship in retail nursery provides you with the foundation knowledge required to provide expert advice to customers regarding their gardening needs. You will also learn how best to care for and grow a variety of plant species.

Your on-the-job training will see you working in a Garden Centre or Nursery learning from experienced retail nursery horticulturalists. You will also have opportunities to gain additional qualifications and licences for things such as pesticide management.

A retail nursery traineeship is typically 3 years, depending on your practical work and commitment to off-the-job studies. MIGAS will facilitate your practical work placement with one of our quality host employers. In addition to on-the-job training, we will assist you with enrolment through a Registered Training Organisation to complete your certification. With MIGAS you will be fully supported throughout the duration of your placement by a Field Officer and by the wider MIGAS Apprentices and Trainees community.

A day on the job in Retail Nursery

Assisting customers to identify the best plants for home gardening projects
Applying herbicides and pesticides to plants
Providing advice on the care and maintenance of a variety of plant species
Install and maintain plant displays and associated visual merchandising
Receive and dispatch nursery products
Carry out plant nutrition programs and advise customers of plant health
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  • Certificate III in Retail Nursery

Skill Requirements for Success in Retail Nursery

  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Manual dexterity
  • Customer focused
  • Diagnostic ability

Available Apprenticeships

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