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AHC20416

Certificate II in Horticulture

Get a start on your career in horticulture with this entry-level course that will qualify you to work as a horticultural assistant, or garden or nursery labourer.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Mt Gravatt Start date: 23 Jan 2023 Duration: 6 months
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Darling Downs and South West Wide Bay Burnett
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Apprenticeships and traineeships
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$5,445

Course overview

Kick start your career in horticulture with this entry-level course. This qualification will give you the foundation knowledge needed work with plants. 

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working in gardens and nurseries grew over the past five years and is expected to continue to see stable growth in the future. Employers are looking for qualified candidates who are hardworking, reliable, and have a positive attitude. 

This course will give you the practical skills and knowledge needed to recognise and identify plants, treat weeds, assist with landscape construction work, and propagate plants. Our highly experienced staff are still strongly embedded in the industry and will give you the one-on-one guidance you need to succeed.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a horticultural assistant, or a nursery or garden labourer. You will also get the foundation knowledge needed to undertake further study in this field.

What can I do?

  • Nursery Labourer
  • Garden Labourer
  • Horticultural Assistant

Course outcome:

AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture

Hands-on training

We take our lessons out of the classroom and into the field. Get your hands dirty in our industry-standard nurseries and play a pivotal role in our plant sales, which are open to the public.

Strong industry partnerships

At TAFE Queensland we pride ourselves on the strong industry connections we have with local businesses. Our courses are designed so you get on-the-job experience while studying. It also means you get the chance to meet employers before you graduate.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 10 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCPCM201
    Recognise plants
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCPCM201
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise commonly encountered plants. Plants include desired species as well as weeds.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Recognise plants

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCPMG201
    Treat weeds
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCPMG201
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise significant weed species and apply a range of weed treatment control options.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Treat weeds

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCPMG202
    Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCPMG202
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to treat plant pests, diseases and disorders.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCSOL202
    Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCSOL202
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with the sampling and testing of soil or growing media sampling and testing.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCWHS201
    Participate in work health and safety processes
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCWHS201
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and report hazards in the workplace. It also describes the skills and knowledge required to follow workplace safety procedures and directions.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in work health and safety processes

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mt Gravatt
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $5,445
Grovely
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $5,445
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ipswich
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ashmore
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Bundaberg
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Hervey Bay
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mt Gravatt
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $5,445
Grovely
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Full fee: $5,445
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ipswich
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ashmore
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Toowoomba
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Bundaberg
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Hervey Bay
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

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