What is working as a gardener in Australia?
The work consists basically in the care of gardens. What is true is that there are differences between the tasks to be performed depending on the type of client you have. Normally they are distinguished three types of clients; individuals, urbanizations or companies.
In the first two cases, you will have to mediate directly with the client or the president of the community, usually charging for each job separately. If you manage to work for a company that has gardens in its facilities, for example, you can even be on the payroll. Although it is true, that this last case, is not the most common.
In any case, the typical tasks of a gardener are usually the following:
- Spraying with chemicals to protect plants against pests.
- The cut of the lawn.
- Hedge trimming and pruning of plants.
- The elimination of weeds and garbage.
If you like to work abroad, this will be a good job for you, and Australia has a very pleasant climate almost all year round. That is, you will have to have the capacity to perform a physically hard job, since you will have to dig dirt or lift and load heavy objects. In short, you will have to know how to adapt to doing different types of practical tasks, in most cases getting your hands dirty.
Thus, with a responsible attitude and the ability to comply with certain health and safety procedures, you can work without problems with specialized equipment and chemical products.
Regarding salaries, usually vary quite a lot depending on the type of tasks and the extension of the garden. Usually they usually pay between $ 17 and 22 AUD per hour.