03 5561 9000

Apprentice Horticulturist (Parks & Gardens)

Warrnambool, Full Time

Westvic Staffing Solutions in conjunction with St John of God Hospital, Warrnambool are seeking applications to fill the role of Apprentice Horticulturist. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain a Horticultural Trade qualification whilst working with a leading health provider.


General Duties include:

  • Undertake the care and maintenance of open space areas, garden beds and trees
  • Undertake general maintenance of buildings, plant and equipment activities within the hospital
  • Carry out nursery work including propagation of plants, preparation of potting mix, spraying herbicide and insecticide, sweeping and weeding pots and standing areas
  • Establishment and maintenance of tree plantations, shrubs, ground covers, garden beds, floral display, etc
  • Landscape, construct and establish plantations, grass areas and garden beds
  • Safe and competent operation of small plant and equipment including but not limited to utilities, trucks, trailers, tractors, ride on mowers, chainsaws, brush cutters and spray units.


Key Selection Criteria

  • Desire to successfully complete a 3-year Horticultural trade qualification
  • Ability to learn a diverse range of skills related to horticultural activities
  • Ability to learn manual handling skills necessary to use hand tools such as shovels, rakes, brooms, mattocks, crow bars etc.
  • Capacity to learn and be able to operate a wide range of small machinery and equipment including the use of chainsaws, brush cutters, mowers, rotary hoes and knapsacks
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to perform manual work
  • Ability to discuss and resolve basic problems
  • A current drivers licences preferred but not essential
  • Applicants will be required to obtain Working with Children’s Check and Police Check.


Please click here to download the position description.

All queries should be directed to Anthony Smith; asmith@westvic.org.au or 5561 9000.

Applications close 5pm Friday 18th January 2019. Position due to commence early February 2019.

Application Form - Apprentice Horticulturist

If you wish to apply for the above position, please complete this form and all details will be directly forwarded to the contact person for the position.