Criteria for recognition

There are two sectors of CNP, both lare of equal standing. The Professional level indicates a broad understanding of Horticultural practice eg Nursery Person, the Specialist level indicates a specialisation in a particular area of the industry eg Propagator, planting media specialist.

To be eligible for CNP recognition status, you must meet the following criteria:

Professional

To obtain Professional Recognition Status, you must have a minimum of either:

  • A Certificate III Horticulture and 5 years experience; or
  • 10 years or more experience in the nursery and garden industry (no formal qualification required)

Specialist

To obtain Specialist Recognition Status, you must have a minimum of either:

  • A relevant qualification at Diploma level or higher AND 10 years experience; or
  • 15 years or more experience in the nursery and garden industry (no formal qualification required