Green Careers

Available at the iconic Melbourne Gardens

Green Careers (VCAL Program, 10–12)

What does it take to run a Botanic Gardens?

This specially designed VCAL program explores the historical, cultural and botanical significance of the Melbourne Gardens whilst also emphasizing the career pathways that exist within the botanic gardens industry.

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Melbourne Gardens

Year level 

Year 10 to Year 12 (VCAL students)

Students will

  • Gain insight into the careers that exist within a Botanic Garden setting
  • Propagate their own indigenous seedlings
  • Produce seed bombs and investigate other seed dispersal techniques
  • Enjoy a cup of native tea on oak lawn whilst discussing career pathways

Key focuses

  • Career options within the horticulture, land conservation, parks and gardens industries
  • The role of Botanic Gardens
  • The indigenous history of the site
  • Royal Botanic Gardens history and design
  • RBGV organisation structure and career opportunities
  • Volunteer opportunities – guided walks, children garden, observatory tours

Curriculum Links

  • VCAL – Work related skills and personal development skills

Available Times

Morning: 10.15am - 11:45am (1.5 hours) Afternoon: 12.45pm - 2.15pm (1.5 hours)

Program Cost

$13.50 per student

Meeting Point

Education entrance, Observatory House

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