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Northern Adelaide Plains Food Cluster Local Jobs Program

Looking for an opportunity in Horticulture Food Production?

Introduction to Horticulture Food Production

Northern Adelaide Plains Food Cluster is offering a four-week pre-employment program for an Introduction to Horticulture Food Production in conjunction with Maxima, Northern Adelaide Plains Food Cluster, City of Playford Council and Ironwood.

A program with growth, opportunities, technology, not just picking and packing.

What’s Included

  • One week of theory at Virginia Horticulture Centre – Introduction to Horticulture and Horticulture Food Production
  • Three weeks practical work – picking, packing, working in glass and grow houses, processing crops, planting, pruning, general upkeep and maintenance of growing facilities and working in a team environment.

What will you be working on


  • Potato
  • Onion
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Lettuce

Under cover

  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Lettuce
  • Packing House

In door

  • Mushrooms
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Packing House


  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumber

Can lead into

  • Full-time employment
  • Apprenticeship & Traineeship offerings
  • Job security

Interested in Horticulture Food Production?

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