Through Nurture, we’re creating employment pathways for people with a lived experience of mental health concerns, or alcohol and drug problems.

Meaningful employment is a critical enabler to long term recovery – it’s known to boost confidence, increase self-esteem and build financial independence.

Nurture provides you with access to a targeted training and employment program to achieve a nationally recognised qualification – a Certificate II in Horticulture.

Nurture is a social enterprise project funded by Lives Lived Well and the Department of Education, Small Business and Training. Its delivery is made possible thanks to the support of our partners DGT Employment and Training, Nature Cycle and Food Connect. Download the flyer.

What does training provide?

Through Nurture, you can access a targeted, 14-week training and employment program to achieve a nationally recognised Certificate II in Horticulture qualification.

You will acquire the skills and knowledge to work in the horticulture industry. The training covers plant care, landscape management, plant propagation, pruning and fertilising to maintain lawns, operating horticultural machinery, and nursery operations. The training is undertaken at our Nurture farm site at our Logan House campus, south of Brisbane.

Nurture will give you the skills and knowledge required to entry-level employment in the horticulture industry and nursery operations. On completion, we’ll help you find work in related industries and connect you to other support services.

Who is eligible?

We welcome Lives Lived Well current and former clients as well as others who meet the eligibility criteria.

Our project partner, DGT Employment and Training, assesses each person’s suitability for a traineeship on a case-by-case basis. DGT Employment and Training is an established training and employment service provider, with a long track record in helping jobseekers.


If you or someone you know is interested in participating in Nurture, please contact DGT Employment and Training by calling 1300 010 185 or email [email protected]

For questions about the project, please contact the Nurture Project Coordinator, Noel Wright, on 0448 184 626 or email [email protected]

Lives Lived Well acknowledges the peoples of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia, respecting their continuing connection to land, culture and community. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future. 

Lives Lived Well celebrates diversity and is committed to providing inclusive services. Everyone has the right to live well, with dignity and respect. We offer support to all people without judgment or discrimination.