NY17002 - Review of Nursery Industry Career Pathways

The nursery industry supply chain is a significant sector of the Australian horticultural industry, and includes plants grown for horticulture such as fruit and vegetables, landscaping and ornamental retail supply chains as well as forestry. The sector is valued at more than $2.4 billion, and employs approximately 25,000 people in more than 1,600 small to medium enterprises. Yet the industry, like many other agricultural industries, faces major challenges around high staff turnover and an ability to attract and retain qualified people via offering attractive working conditions and career pathways.