Horticulture and Viticulture
Horticulture and Viticulture is the study of cultivating, propagating and producing intensively managed crops such as grapes and other fruits, vegetables, flowers, trees, shrubs and plants.
The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the factors affecting plant propagation, growth and physiology. It also involves developing an ability to utilise current horticultural and viticultural technology, principles and practices.
Courses in Horticulture and Viticulture develop skills in:
- establishing and maintaining turf surfaces for various sporting and recreational facilities
- planting, pruning and maintaining shrubs, trees and grapevines
- propagating, cultivating and harvesting intensively managed crops
This field comprises the following detailed fields:
- Maintaining and managing nature parks. This is included in Lands, Parks and Wildlife Management.
Thinking about a job in this field?
Check out the courses available in this field at various Australian universities and alternative study pathway options. If you'd like to speak with someone, discuss with your Career Advisor at school, or contact the Indigenous Education Unit at any of the Australian Universities, and they’ll be able to offer advice on available local information and student support services.