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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

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

TAFE Queensland South West

CRICOS 02011C | RTO 0526

092589D
092539C
Toowoomba Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018

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 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.

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

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: 2
Elective Competencies: 14

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.

Stage 1
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AHCOHS301A Contribute to OHS processes Core
AHCWRK313A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Core
AHCPCM302A Provide information on plants and their culture Elective
AHCPMG301A Control weeds Elective
AHCPMG302A Control plant pests, diseases and disorders Elective
Stage 2
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AHCCHM303A Prepare and apply chemicals Elective
AHCCHM304A Transport, handle and store chemicals Elective
AHCPCM301A Implement a plant nutrition program Elective
AHCSOL301A Prepare growing media Elective
Stage 3
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AHCPGD301A Implement a plant establishment program Elective
AHCPGD303A Perform specialist amenity pruning Elective
AHCPGD304A Implement a landscape maintenance program Elective
Stage 4
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AHCNSY201A Pot up plants Elective
AHCNSY202A Tend nursery plants Elective
AHCNSY203A Undertake propagation activities Elective
Stage 5
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AHCWRK503A Prepare reports Elective
AHCWRK509A Provide specialist advice to clients Elective
Stage 6
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AHCBUS504A Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders Elective
AHCPGD402A Plan a plant establishment program Elective
Stage 7
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AHCBUS503A Negotiate and monitor contracts Elective
AHCPCM501A Diagnose plant health problems Elective
AHCPGD501A Manage plant cultural practices Elective
Stage 8
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
AHCARB502A Identify, select and specify trees Elective
AHCPCM502A Collect and classify plants Elective
AHCPGD401A Design plant displays 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 $15,000 1 Year
Certificate III in Horticulture $12,000 1 Year

Outcome

AHC50416, AHC30716 Diploma of Horticulture / Certificate III in Horticulture


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

Apply now

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

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

Read the student rules and refund policy.

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 21 March 2017

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