Horticulture and Viticulture

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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


  • Agricultural and Forestry Scientists

    Agricultural and Forestry Scientists advise farmers, rural industries and government on aspects of farming, develop techniques for increasing productivity, and study and develop plans and policies for the management of forest areas.

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  • Crop Farmers

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

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  • Florists

    Florists prepare and sell floral arrangements.

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  • 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.

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  • Gardeners

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

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  • Greenkeepers

    Greenkeepers establish and maintain fine turf, grassed areas and synthetic surfaces used for sporting events.

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  • Mixed Crop and Livestock Farm Workers

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

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  • Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers

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

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  • Sales Assistants (General)

    Sales Assistants (General) sell goods and services, such as food, clothing, hardware, household appliances, office supplies and cosmetics, in retail and wholesale establishments.

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  • 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.

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