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Whether you are studying specific skills in a shorter course or looking to become a qualified arborist or a consultant level-5 arborist, TAFE NSW courses offer the hands-on skills and theory you need.

Horticulture courses are taught in in employer-linked facilities with the help of teachers who are horticultural experts. From courses that give you specific skills to foundation certificates to professional-level courses, TAFE NSW will give your horticulture career what it needs to grow.

Landscaping careers combine the creativity of design with the practicalities or everything from earthmoving to drainage to horticulture. When you study with TAFE NSW, your landscaping career will be created by combining hands-on and theory in real-world training environments. Work-placements and apprenticeships may be available.

Careers in plant propagation and horticultural nurseries combine plant science, touch on customer service. When you study at TAFE NSW you will study employer- and industry-led courses in a horticultural nursery. Your teachers will be nursery experts.

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Build a sports turf management career by studying at TAFE NSW facilities that include bowling greens, tennis courts, cricket pitches, football fields and golf courses. Apprenticeships may be available on your way to an in-demand career.

Viticulture and wine-making are both Australian iconic careers and global businesses. When you study horticulture-wine courses with TAFE NSW, you will tend the vines, and grow and harvest grapes. You'll study in a vineyard setting to give your career whatever it needs. Whether you are starting or fine-tuning your viticulture career, TAFE NSW courses are linked to industry and employer needs.

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Arborists are also known as tree surgeons and are experts in trees, shrubs, and all other assorted woody plants. Focussed on plant health and safety, a tree surgeon works on the removal, pruning, and shaping of individual trees and plants. TAFE NSW has short courses through to diploma level courses all designed to help you become a professional tree surgeon.

With the TAFE NSW range of arboriculture courses, and our 25,000+ employer contacts, when you graduate, you will have everything you need to become a professional tree surgeon and make trees your business.

TAFE NSW offers a range of courses to help you pursue a range of horticulture careers. From courses in production and retail nursery work, through to parks and garden management and the Diploma of Horticulture, you can learn all the horticulture, arboriculture, hydroponic, landscaping, turf management, irrigation and water, and business management skills you need to follow your horticulture and landscaping career goals. To discover the ideal course for you, contact TAFE NSW today.

TAFE NSW has a range of courses in areas like parks and gardens, irrigation, and landscaping design and construction, all designed to give you the professional skills and knowledge needed to become a qualified landscape designer.

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What job opportunities could a horticulture or landscaping course lead to?

The average weekly salary for a nursery worker is $1,000 and a horticulture course can lead to a number of job opportunities, from maintaining lush, green gardens to managing public parks and spaces.

TAFE NSW qualifications in horticulture can lead to a job in roles such as:

  • nursery worker
  • arborist
  • horticultural manager
  • irrigation technician
  • landscape designer
  • plantation, parks, or garden worker
  • landscape gardener
  • greenskeeper or sports turf manager
  • floriculturist

TAFE NSW courses in this area include landscaping, horticulture, landscape construction, parks and gardens, retail nursery, production horticulture, production nursery and rural operations.

So, whether you're just starting out in your horticulture career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.