Horticulture and Viticulture

Below are details about the field of study you have chosen to explore, as well as some potential careers.


The study of cultivating, propagating and producing intensively managed crops such as grapes and other fruits, vegetables, flowers, trees, shrubs and plants. The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the factors affecting plant propagation, growth and physiology. It also involves developing an ability to utilise current horticultural and viticultural technology, principles and practices.

Course skills

Horticulture and Viticulture develops skills in:

  • establishing and maintaining turf surfaces for various sporting and recreational facilities
  • planting, pruning and maintaining shrubs, trees and grapevines
  • propagating, cultivating and harvesting intensively managed crops.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics


Landscape Gardeners and Irrigation Technicians

Landscape Gardeners and Irrigation Technicians plan and construct garden landscapes, and install irrigation systems.