Horticulture Traineeships

Armidale NSW, Australia

  • Earn while you learn
  • Gain a Nationally Recognised Qualification
  • Located in Armidale



Who you’ll be working with…
HVTC North West is an expert in the employment and training of apprentices and trainees. We believe skills change lives and that apprenticeships and traineeships can open doors to incredible careers. This is why we partner with businesses to match the right person with the right career.

During your traineeship, you’ll be employed by us, while completing on-the-job training with Host Employer, Australian Natural Therapeutics Group. We’ll provide you with ongoing mentoring and support to help you achieve your career goals and unleash your true potential. 

So, what are you waiting for?



What’s in it for me?

Being a HVTC trainee opens the door to working for industry leaders via our key connections with major local employers. 

Being a HVTC trainee means you have ongoing job security! Our network of Host Employers means we can offer rotations to ensure you can fulfil your education and training requirements; Become qualified  without getting yourself into debt and actually earning an income!

Throughout your traineeship, you will be able to take advantage of our exclusive employee benefits, which include: 

  • One-on-one coaching and development from a dedicated mentor
  • Individual and group safety training with our team of experts
  • Discounted health insurance
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Alumni program to support you post qualification
  • Reward and recognition programs
  • Commbank Workplace Banking Program to give you financial advice (and retail discounts!)
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives, campaigns, and competitions through HVTC’s Committee (there might even be some prizes up for grabs!).
  • 24/7 confidential counselling through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider



What you’ll be doing…
You will complete a Certificate III in Horticulture over 24 months through a combination of formal training with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and practical on-the-job experience with the Host Employer.

Throughout your formal training and practical experience in the workplace, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Work in the greenhouse to tend to and harvest flowering plants
  • Work in the propagation shed to tend to mother plants, clone plants and plants in a vegetative state
  • Complete day-to-day plant husbandry tasks such as: daily checks, de-leafing, irrigation checks, pest & disease scouting, plant cloning and IPM spraying
  • Operate cultivation equipment to assist in business operations
  • Clean and maintain the working environment



What you’ll bring to the table…
To be successful in this role, you’ll need to meet the following selection criteria:

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Commitment to both on and off the job training
  • A can-do attitude and willingness to learn
  • Ability to work safely and follow instructions
  • A honest disposition
  • Ability to work both in a team and autonomously under instruction
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Capability to complete required forms
  • Ability to understand and follow written instruction and training materials
  • 18 years old or over
  • Current NSW Police Check (or willingness to obtain)
  • Current driver’s licence (provisional accepted)
  • Willingness to take part in random drug and alcohol screenings


It will also help if you have:

  • Access to reliable transport
  • Work experience in any area/s relevant to the traineeship



What to do next

To apply for this role, click the ‘Apply for this job’ button and then follow the steps to complete your application.


Please apply online at www.hvtc.com.au by clicking on 'Vacancies' and selecting the relevant position, then the 'Apply Online' button at the top of the page.


To ensure your application is considered, please ensure you submit a resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria.


What else is involved?
After submitting your online application, you may be invited to complete online testing, interviews and pre-employment medicals. We’ll also contact your references if you progress through these recruitment stages. Please be sure to check your emails (including your junk folder) and respond to missed phone calls, voicemail messages and text messages.


If you have any questions about this role, please contact Mel Macaulay 02 4932 4222


Applications close 6th June 2022

HVTC are committed to Equal Employment Opportunities, Ethical Practices, and the principles of Cultural Diversity. We encourage applications from all members of the community, including people from indigenous backgrounds, women seeking non-traditional trade opportunities and mature aged people.

Type: Traineeship

Category: Primary Industry - Horticulture

Reference ID: DM000270

Date Posted: 09/05/2022