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


Crop Farm Workers

Crop Farm Workers perform routine tasks in producing crops such as fruit, nuts, grains, vegetables and mushrooms.

Crop Farmers

Crop Farmers plan, organise, control, coordinate and perform farming operations to grow crops.

Garden and Nursery Labourers

Garden and Nursery Labourers perform a variety of routine tasks in propagating, cultivating and maintaining plants in gardens and horticultural nurseries.


Gardeners plant, cultivate, maintain, plan and construct parks, gardens and landscapes, and inspect, diagnose and treat trees and shrubs.

Mixed Crop and Livestock Farm Workers

Mixed Crop and Livestock Farm Workers perform routine tasks in crop cultivation and animal production.

Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers

Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers include Hunter-Trapper and Pest Controller occupations.

University Lecturers and Tutors

University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.