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Develop the knowledge and skills you need to have a senior role in the horticulture industry. Gain horticulture skills in plant care, landscape management, propagation, pruning and fertilising in order to maintain sprawling lawns, gardens, nurseries and forest parks. The course covers topics including plant health, budgets, contracts, analysing data and managing projects. You’ll also learn how to provide specialist knowledge on plant care, products and treatments as well as how to manage and market the business and supervise staff. Graduates will be equipped to manage horticultural business activities in parks and gardens, resorts or nurseries. Course details

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Grovely, Townsville (Pimlico)

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Wah Yudi, Diploma of Hospitality

After travelling throughout Australia Wah decided to settle in what he considers Australia’s most liveable city, Brisbane. After pursuing his love of hospitality at TAFE Queensland he plans on returning to Bali to run his own café and share the knowledge he’s learnt with others.

Key dates

Provider CRICOS/RTO Code Program CRICOS Code Location Workload Delivery Key Date

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

CRICOS 03020E | RTO 0275

092591K
092541J
092526G
Grovely Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
09/07/2018
29/01/2019

TAFE Queensland North

CRICOS 02012B | RTO 0542

092590M
092540K
092525J
Townsville (Bohle) Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018
04/02/2019

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants Under 18.

Location/s

Grovely
Fitzsimmons Street
Grovely QLD 4000

Townsville (Pimlico)
Cnr Hugh Street & Fulham Road
Pimlico
Townsville QLD 4812

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location;

TAFE Queensland Brisbane | Grovely

Students will be required to bring the following items to class:
• Paper, pens, pencils, an eraser and a highlighter
• Folder for handouts and assignments
• Secateurs
• Rubber dishwashing gloves
• Gardening gloves
• 8 metre retractable tape measure
• Calculator (only for certain modules)

Please do not purchase any equipment until you have spoken with your teachers in your first week of study.

Personal Safety Requirements:

The following items represent the minimum standard of dress and equipment, which will provide adequate protection against certain hazards in the work environment and ensure compliance with the Workplace Health and Safety Act. All students must have the following items on the first day of TAFE attendance:
• Protective footwear to comply with AS2210 - Steel capped boots
• Protective clothing to comply with the Institute Safety Policy - Neat casual clothing
• (light long sleeved shirt)
• Broad brimmed hat
• Ear Muffs or Plugs
• Non-fogging Safety Glasses
• Sunglasses
• Sunscreen
• Water bottle

TAFE Queensland North | Townsville (Bohle)

Please be aware that you will also be required to supply the following items at your own cost:
• Broad brimmed hat for all outdoor activities.
• Steel capped safety boots are required while engaged in work actrivities and while students are in designated areas of TAFE.
• Long sleeved shirts are highly recommended *Singlet tops are not allowed.
• USB memory/flash stick - recommended size 2GB.
• A calculator, biros (preferably blue or black ink), pemcils, eraser, whiteout (optional) and ruler.

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Placement

Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

Confidentiality
During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Important Information

TAFE Queensland North | Townsville (Bohle)

Entry Requirements: Students are required to have a Certificate III in Horticulture or equivalent industry experience.

Clothing: Studens must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), work boots, long sleeved cotton shirts, cotton pants and a hat.

Equipment: Students will require a calculator, pen and notebook.

Units

Diploma of Horticulture

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 10 units:
Core Competencies: 0
Elective Competencies: 10

Certificate III in Horticulture

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 16 units:
Core Competencies: 5
Elective Competencies: 11

Certificate II in Horticulture

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 15 units:
Core Competencies: 5
Elective Competencies: 10 

TAFE Queensland International

Certificate III in Horticulture
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AH0101 Introduction to Landscape, Nursery, Parks and Gardens and Turf Industries Core
AHCPMG302A Control plant pests, diseases and disorders Core
AHCPMG301A Control weeds Core
AHCPCM302A Provide information on plants and their culture Core
ACMWHS301A Contribute to workplace health and safety processes Core
Certificate II in Horticulture
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AHCSOL201A Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media Core
AHCPMG202A Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders Core
AHCPMG201A Treat weeds Core
AHCPCM201A Recognise plants Core
ACMWHS301A Contribute to workplace health and safety processes Core

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Diploma of Horticulture Electives
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AHCSOL501A Monitor and manage soils for production Elective
AHCPGD501A Manage plant cultural practices Elective
AHCBUS501A Manage staff Elective
BSBDES401A Generate design solutions Elective
AHCPCM401A Recommend plants and cultural practices Elective
AHCPHT502A Develop a horticultural production plan Elective
AHCWRK503A Prepare reports Elective
AHCPCM501A Diagnose plant health problems Elective
AHCCHM501A Develop and manage a chemical use strategy Elective
AHCLSC502A Manage landscape projects Elective
Certificate III in Horticulture Electives
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AHCPGD301A Implement a plant establishment program Elective
AHCPGD303A Perform specialist amenity pruning Elective
AHCPGD304A Implement a landscape maintenance program Elective
AHCMOM304A Operate machinery and equipment Elective
MTMPSR202A Apply environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
AHCBUS402A Cost a project Elective
AHCNSY301A Maintain nursery plants Elective
AHCNSY306A Implement a propagation plan Elective
AHCWRK208A Provide information on products and services Elective
AHCPCM301A Implement a plant nutrition program Elective
AHCIRG306A Troubleshoot irrigation systems Elective
Certificate II in Horticulture Electives
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AHCWRK209A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
AHCNSY203A Undertake propagation activities Elective
AHCNSY202A Tend nursery plants Elective
AHCPGD201A Plant trees and shrubs Elective
AHCWRK204A Work effectively in the industry Elective
AHCPGD203A Prune shrubs and small trees Elective
AHCTRF204A Support turf establishment Elective
AHCMOM203A Operate basic machinery and equipment Elective
AHCLSC202A Construct low-profile timber or modular retaining walls Elective
AHCLSC204A Lay paving Elective

TAFE Queensland North

Diploma of Horticulture Electives
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AHCARB501A Assess trees Elective
AHCPGD505A Conduct comprehensive inspection of park facilities Elective
AHCPGD503A Manage parks and reserves Elective
AHCPCM501A Diagnose plant health problems Elective
AHCWRK502A Collect and manage data Elective
AHCWRK503A Prepare reports Elective
AHCWRK509A Provide specialist advice to clients Elective
AHCPCM502A Collect and classify plants Elective
AHCCHM501A Develop and manage a chemical use strategy Elective
AHCLPW501A Develop a management plan for a designated area Elective
Certificate III in Horticulture Electives
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AHCPMG301A Control weeds Elective
AHCPMG302A Control plant pests, diseases and disorders Elective
AHCPCM302A Provide information on plants and their culture Elective
AHCCHM304A Transport, handle and store chemicals Elective
AHCCHM303A Prepare and apply chemicals Elective
AHCNSY306A Implement a propagation plan Elective
AHCMOM304A Operate machinery and equipment Elective
AHCARB205A Operate and maintain chainsaws Elective
AHCPGD304A Implement a landscape maintenance program Elective
AHCSOL301A Prepare growing media Elective
AHCIRG302A Install irrigation systems Elective
AHCPCM301A Implement a plant nutrition program Elective
AHCTRF303A Implement a grassed area maintenance program Elective
AHCPGD301A Implement a plant establishment program Elective
AHCTRF302A Establish turf Elective
Certificate II in Horticulture Electives
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AHCPCM201A Recognise plants Elective
AHCCHM201A Apply chemicals under supervision Elective
AHCPGD201A Plant trees and shrubs Elective
AHCPMG201A Treat weeds Elective
AHCSOL201A Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses.

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g.  partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
Grovely, Brisbane    
Diploma of Horticulture $10,250 1 Year
Certificate III in Horticulture $5,125 6 Months
Certificate II in Horticulture $5,125 6 Months
     
Townsville (Bohle), North    
Diploma of Horticulture $12,000 1 Year
Certificate III in Horticulture $6,000 6 Months
Certificate II in Horticulture $6,000 6 Months

Outcome

AHC50416, AHC30716, AHC20416 Diploma of Horticulture / Certificate III in Horticulture / Certificate II in Horticulture

Job prospects

  • Horticultural Trades Workers
  • Science Technicians
  • Gardener (General)

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To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

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Enrolment

If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.

Please note that International Orientation day is compulsory. Students must attend the International Orientation Day before commencing their studies with TAFE Queensland.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation which is usually conducted the week before study commences will help answer many of your questions about studying with TAFE Queensland. This comprehensive orientation covers many important topics including

  • Living in Queensland and understanding our Australian culture

  • Accommodation

  • Banking

  • Transport

  • Student safety

  • Learning support

  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), insurance and medical needs

  • Student Support Services at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Last updated on 20 March 2017

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