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Gain the skills needed for employment as a horticulturist, in a nursery, or parks and gardens, and then take it further with specialist knowledge needed to work in management or even start your own business. You’ll learn how to identify and care for plants, manage landscaping, propagate, prune and fertilise gardens and nurseries, manage and market a business, supervise staff, and more. Graduate knowing you have the right skills and knowledge for your career in horticulture to bloom.  Course details

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Toowoomba

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Hoa Thuy Ngo

Certificate II I Horticulture / Certificate III in Horticulture / Diploma of Horticulture

Australia has all the key points that I wanted for studying abroad: good living conditions, beautiful weather, and a friendly social community. I feel very safe asking for directions and catching public transport here, and my classmates and teachers have been very supportive. I love walking about and enjoying the trees and landscaped gardens on campus. These refresh my mind and my body. Choosing Brisbane as my study location has been a fantastic decision. After graduation I plan on working in Australia for a few years and then volunteering abroad to help other people in need. Eventually I’d like to use the knowledge and practical skills I gained at TAFE Queensland to build a private organic farm in Vietnam.

Hoa Thuy Ngo
Certificate II I Horticulture / Certificate III in Horticulture / Diploma of Horticulture
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Key dates

Location Workload Delivery Key Date
Toowoomba Full Time Classroom 29/01/2018
16/07/2018

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic 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 12 (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

Toowoomba
100 Bridge Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

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;

Please be aware that you will also be required to supply the following items at your cost:
• Broad brimmed hat for all outdoor activities
• Steel capped safety boots are required while engaged in work activities and while students are in designated areas of TAFE
• Short or long sleeved shirts. Singlet tops are not allowed
• Gloves (Optional)
• Clipboard
• USB Memory stick
• A4 Ring binder, A4 paper and plastic sleeves
• Pens and highlighters

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.

Important Information

This program will require you to work in the outside environment, handling horticultural tools, equipment, soils, media and chemicals. The program will require your involvement in all elements of the theory and practical training for you to be deemed competent.

Units

Certificate III Horticulture:

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

Diploma of Horticulture: 

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 10 units:
Core Competencies: This Diploma has no core units
Elective Competencies: 10

The units listed below are recognised in both qualifications as either core or elective choices; therefore by successfully completing the units listed below you will have satisfied the requirements for this dual program.

Certificate III in Horticulture

Core and Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes Core
AHCPMG301 Control weeds Core
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders Core
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas Core
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture Core
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program Elective
AHCPGD303 Perform specialist amenity pruning Elective
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program Elective
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals Elective
AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program Elective
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals Elective
AHCIRG306 Troubleshoot irrigation systems Elective
AHCNSY202 Care for nursery plants Elective
AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities Elective
AHCTRF303 Implement a grassed area maintenance program Elective
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment Elective

Diploma of Horticulture

Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AHCWRK503 Prepare reports Elective
AHCWRK509 Provide specialist advice to clients Elective
AHCPCM503 Specify plants for landscapes Elective
AHCBUS504 Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders Elective
AHCLSC502 Manage landscape projects Elective
AHCPGD501 Manage plant cultural practices Elective
AHCPCM501 Diagnose plant health problems Elective
AHCPCM502 Collect and classify plants Elective
AHCPGD502 Plan the restoration of parks and gardens Elective
AHCDES503 Assess landscape sites 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
Toowoomba, South West    
Diploma of Horticulture $12,000 1 Year
Certificate III in Horticulture $12,000 1 Year

Outcome

AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture 092591K

AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture 092541J


Hoa Thuy Ngo

Certificate II I Horticulture / Certificate III in Horticulture / Diploma of Horticulture

Australia has all the key points that I wanted for studying abroad: good living conditions, beautiful weather, and a friendly social community. I feel very safe asking for directions and catching public transport here, and my classmates and teachers have been very supportive. I love walking about and enjoying the trees and landscaped gardens on campus. These refresh my mind and my body. Choosing Brisbane as my study location has been a fantastic decision. After graduation I plan on working in Australia for a few years and then volunteering abroad to help other people in need. Eventually I’d like to use the knowledge and practical skills I gained at TAFE Queensland to build a private organic farm in Vietnam.

Hoa Thuy Ngo
Certificate II I Horticulture / Certificate III in Horticulture / Diploma of Horticulture
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the DIBP website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only 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. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the DIBP website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.

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

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. 

Last updated on 31 July 2017

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