Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Horticultural Careers

Horticultural Careers

Write a killer resume that makes employers pay attention

By Daniel Fuller

Whether you’re seeking a role in horticulture production, landscape construction, or parks and garden maintenance, your resume should demonstrate how you are exactly what the employer is looking for. Here are twelve expert-level tips to help you create a standout resume so you no longer go unnoticed by employers, and you can finally land that job you’ve been dreaming of.Continue reading

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The Edible Forest (Image: Yarra Valley Estate)
Horticultural Careers

Permaculture careers, an achievable dream or fantasy?

By Daniel Fuller

Permaculture is a garden philosophy that works with nature, rather than against it. It is an attractive field for many horticulturists, but there aren’t many jobs available. How can you prepare so that your resume stands out when you find that one-in-a-million permaculture job?Continue reading

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Award winner Dan Austin and ABC Gardening Australian presenter Clarence Slockee (Image: Karen Smith)
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Industry Events: Are they worth attending?

By Daniel Fuller

A few times each year, we have the opportunity to attend an industry event. They cost money and they take time to attend, so are they worth the investment?

Recently, the Australian Institute of Horticulture (AIH) held their National Day Conference for 2022, with their awards night following.… Continue reading

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A design of this calibre by Robert Doyle Landscape Design requires a high-level skill set to design, implement and maintain. (Image: Karen Smith)
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Get qualified in horticulture with TAFE

By Daniel Fuller

If you’d like to call yourself a professional horticulturist, you need a nationally accredited, industry-relevant qualification. Recently, I interviewed Ian Gaston from TAFE NSW for a podcast episode on gaining a TAFE horticultural qualification. Here is what he advised.Continue reading

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Five tips for choosing a horticultural career

By Daniel Fuller

Volunteering to help out at industry events has a lot to offer and not just for the visitors to the event. I volunteered to help out on the Australian Garden Council’s Career Hub at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS) where I was able to share information from my own experience and I learnt a lot from other volunteers who work in different areas of horticulture.Continue reading

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An agricultural role may fit nicely into your career path (Image: Pixabay JillWellington/1980)
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Incorporating agriculture into your horticultural career

Daniel Fuller

While horticulture is concerned with the cultivation of all plants, agriculture is concerned with cultivating edible crops as well as raising livestock. There are professional development opportunities in agriculture for horticulturists looking to practice their trade in new environments.Continue reading

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Rewards increase as you climb up the ladder (Image: Daniel Fuller)
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Is there a career pathway in horticulture for me?

By Daniel Fuller

Some people garden in their spare time to unwind from their stressful occupation, but a horticulturist is fortunate to be paid to work with plants in their job. Whether you’re after an entry-level position or are looking to move ahead from your current role, the Australian horticultural  and landscape industries are ripe with different opportunities.Continue reading

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