The Benefits of Being Professional – Accreditation

Garden centres, production nurseries and growing media suppliers can all benefit from meeting a standard; a standard being independently assessed, demonstrating professionalism, gaining promotional advantages and regularly getting help with business improvements.

What is accreditation?

Accreditation is a set of standards established by and for the Australian Nursery and Garden Industry.

Accreditation programs provide businesses with a benchmark to become recognised providers of a standardised high level of quality. Businesses and business practices are independently assessed to ensure they meet the standards.

Why do we need accreditation

Accreditation provides customers and the industry with an assurance that the business they are dealing with is committed to the highest quality business practices, consistency and reliability in delivering service, professional standards and dedication to continuous improvement.

Nursery & Garden Industry Accreditation programs

The Nursery & Garden Industry manages several business accreditation programs:

  Nurseries and growing media suppliers – Nursery Industry Accreditation Scheme Australia (NIASA), EcoHort (guidelines for managing the environment) and BioSecure HACCP

  Garden Centres – Australian Garden Centre Accreditation Scheme (AGCAS)

  Individuals – Nursery & Garden Industry Certified Nursery Professional (CNP) scheme