A career in the Greenlife Industry is investing in a secure future for you and the planet. If you want to contribute to a future of liveable, greener and cooler cities, promote food security and support human physical and mental health consider a career in Australia's Greenlife Industry.
Choosing your career can be a daunting process and choosing a career path comes down to what you are passionate about and doing what you love. The Greenlife Industry is passionate about plants. Careers within the industry are broad ranging from nursery production managers to television personalities. The industry is at the forefront of research and development with innovative programs and technology driving progress and helping to ensure the industry leads the way sustainably greening and feeding the planet.
A career in the Greenlife Industry is investing in a secure future for you and the planet. It is a vibrant industry where workers have the opportunity to connect both physically and digitally with the best and sometimes worst that nature has to offer. You have the opportunity to learn the basics of growing a plant and understanding plant names. Jump in to garden design or manage a large volume production nursery where you will forecast greenlife demand. The opportunities are endless for a career that is considered 'essential' and an industry that grew in 2020.
This Careers Hub aims to give you an all the information you need about joining this fabulous industry.
Congratulations! You have entered the wonderful world of greenlife.
The Greenlife Industry is an amazing place to work, whether your interest is in greening our planet for a better future, a desire to work out in the open space and not confined to an office or enjoying a role where no two days are the same. Working outside with nature and in nature can have significant upsides to your mental health and well being and your physicality.
For those with interest, aptitude, and a strong work ethic, career opportunities within the Greenlife Industry are endless. Whether you start in an entry-level position as a technician or use previous education to enter at a higher level there are various pathways you can take in the industry including
Because the Greenlife Industry is large and diverse, there are many segments of the industry that you can work in including Production Horticulture, Biosecurity, Retail Nursery, Permaculture, Seed Testing and Production, Plant Science and Soil Science.
Working with greenlife means that you will be taking a hands on role, while you will be working with potting machines and other types of machinery, technology developments and advancements are starting to change the way the Greenlife industry looks at its businesses and how to be more effective in production. As the industry continues to lead efforts in sustainability, technology will rapidly evolve continue to be an essential component of the Industry.
A Career to be Proud of
Growing and watching plants, trees and shrubs (sometimes from a seedling) is very rewarding, not only are you creating and nurturing life you are also contributing to the Greening of Australia and impacting the environment in a positive way.
There are other benefits in working in the Greenlife Industry, you work as part of a team in generally a family oriented environment and offers vast opportunities to work with both your hands and mind – and of course, the opportunity to work outdoors.
If a career in Greenlife Industry is what you are looking for, do your research - visit your local nursery and ask a team member about working in Greenlife. Volunteering or gaining a part-time role in a Nursery will also give you excellent experience for your future in our industry.
For an idea of what Greenlife Industry has to offer and course requirements, look at our Greenlife career pathways and watch the video below.
Bring your career to life: choose horticulture
If your son or daughter has expressed an interest in a career in the Greenlife Industry, Congratulations!
It is an exciting time in your child's life when something sparks and ignites a passion for a particular career path. Perhaps your child has been drawn to the industry because of the opportunity it offers to work outside amongst nature or the appeal is a love for nature and a desire to protect and enhance the environment.
Many are attracted to the industry because of an appreciation for and love of plants. Regardless of what has drawn your child to the field, you can have confidence that the Greenlife industry offers fulfilling and rewarding careers that make a positive impact on the world around us. Here are some reasons to be excited about the dynamic career that awaits your child.
Stable and Growing Industry
Horticulture is a rapidly expanding industry in Australia.
The Greenlife Industry is made up of small, medium and large businesses contributing a value at $2.4 billion in 2018/2019 to the Australian economy and is home to approximately 37,000 professionals.
The greenlife industry is a significant and diverse sector investing more than $2.8 million into Research & Development and contributing 2 billion plants to the nation’s economic, environmental, physical and mental health and social wellbeing. There are many opportunities to learn, grow improve skills with careers pathways.
For an idea of what the Greenlife Industry has to offer look at our career pathways and encourage your young person to look for volunteering or part - time work opportunities with a nursery near you.
Your child will love working in the Greenlife Industry with sunshine (sometimes rain) and fresh air surrounded by greenery. We believe there is no better office office to work in!
There is so much for your child to be excited about in joining the Greenlife Industry and their career journey ahead.
Thinking or a Career change to Greenlife Industry? That's fantastic!
There are an amazing array of careers within the Greenlife Industry and, a Career change is much more common than many people realise. Making a career change can be much easier when you bring transferable skills and experience with you.
So what is Horticulture?
Horticulture is the science of plants which can also encapsulate art, technology, business, education and many, many other disciplines.
There are many career paths available to those people who are looking at a career change to Greenlife Industry and it all comes down to doing what you love.
If your career is based on your passion, no matter what studies you have undertaken or experience you have from a service oriented role to a science or engineering based role and everything in between, there are many avenues you can explore within the Greenlife Industry.
There are roles for:
Writing and Photography
If there is a role you are interested in undertaking, research the role and ask questions as to whether your prior experience is perfect for a career change to the role. In some cases an introduction to Horticulture upskilling course is beneficial however, you will undertake on the job training specific to that role. Your future Greenlife employer will advise you on what is required.