South Africa Exchange

A great opportunity for young propagators

The South African Exchange Program is a GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG PROPAGATORS. 

IPPS SOUTH AFRICAN EXCHANGE 2020

For the opportunity of a lifetime, it is time to apply for the South African Exchange Program.

This was established by Australian IPPS and South Africa IPPS to give young propagators, at the start of their career, the opportunity to gain experience of each others industry and to build a better understanding of each country.

In March 2020 the young propagator chosen will spend approximately 2 to 3 weeks in South Africa, hosted by local Nurserymen, where he/she will work and visit other nurseries and places of interest, including tourist venues, plus attend their IPPS Conference.

The program as usual is sponsored by Australia and South Africa IPPS. After the trip the chosen propagator will be expected to attend the GEELONG, VICTORIA  Australia Conference from 20th to 23rd May 2020 to talk about his/her wonderful experience.

Now that you are thinking about this experience or you know someone who may be suitable, check the following to make sure of eligibility:-

You must be over 18 years of age and just starting your career of propagating and growing plants.


You must be able to travel to South Africa in March 2020 and attend our May Conference in 2020.


Your employer must support this application & your time off work.


You must be prepared to make notes and take photographs of your great experience and report back to Australian IPPS Conference in 2020.

If all of the above suits you and you would like to be hosted (at no cost to you, except Spending money) in south Africa to gain great knowledge, experience the lifestyle and great sights of South Africa, then tell us about your background in Horticulture, including training and work experience and send the Nomination Form 2020 by December 2019.

Download the following documents from the download section below:

South Africa Exchangee Information 2020

South Africa Nomination Form 2020 


Still not sure?

Still not sure, then read comments from this years Exchange Propagators in the Winter edtion of 'The Propagator' -  Elmien Coetser (South Africa) and Brayden Fitzpatrick, Ecodynamics South Australia . Feel free to speak to any of the previous Exchange Propagators to help you decide to take the opportunity of being an ambassador for Australian IPPS.