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AHC20416 / AHC30716 | 092526G / 092541J

Certificate II in Horticulture / Certificate III in Horticulture

International students

Learn about Australia's unique flora with this entry-level dual qualification and become qualified to work in our country's many parks and gardens.

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NEXT INTAKE International: Grovely Start date: 23 Jan 2023 Duration: 1 year
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY International
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
International
$12,400

Course overview

Study Australia's unique flora with this entry-level dual qualification and become qualified to work in our country's many parks and gardens. The industry is experiencing strong growth with more than 50,000 job openings expected in nurseries and gardens across Australia over the next five years.

This trade-level qualification will give you the horticulture skills required to maintain gardens and nurseries such as plant identification and care, landscape management, propagation, pruning, and fertilisation. You will also gain a broad range of knowledge in improving soil conditions, implementing plant nutrition programs, operating machinery and equipment, and maintaining nursery 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 for employment as a horticulturist or to work in a nursery, park or garden.

What can I do?

  • Nursery Hand
  • Parks and Gardens

Course outcome:

AHC20416 / AHC30716 Certificate II in Horticulture / Certificate III in Horticulture

Learning support options

We have around-the-clock, one-on-one support services if you need an extra hand. The Learning Skills Centre — located in most of our campus libraries — is a drop-in service staffed by experienced teachers who can help with study skills. Studiosity is our online after-hours tutoring service focusing on writing, research, referencing, and subject-specific questions.

Dual award

Take advantage of our dual award offerings and get two qualifications instead of one. In most cases you will only need to complete a few additional units to upgrade your qualification. Save time, enhance your job prospects, and add value to your skill set.

What you will study

Certificate II in Horticulture

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

Certificate III in Horticulture

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

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

Certificate II in Horticulture

  • Certificate II in Horticulture

  • 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

Certificate III in Horticulture

  • Certificate III in Horticulture

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCPCM302
    Provide information on plants and their culture
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCPCM302
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide information to clients and others about plants and their cultural requirements.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide information on plants and their culture

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCPMG302
    Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCPMG302
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and assess the effect to plants of plant pests, diseases and disorders and plan and coordinate control measures.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCSOL303
    Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCSOL303
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide information about and determine its suitability for garden beds or turf areas and determine ameliorants or additives to improve it.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCWHS301
    Contribute to work health and safety processes
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCWHS301
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out enterprise work health and safety policies and procedures.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Contribute to work health and safety processes

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Grovely
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $12,400
Grovely
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $12,400

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Certificate II in Horticulture / Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC20416 / AHC30716)

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Certificate II in Horticulture / Certificate III in Horticulture

COURSE CODE: AHC20416 / AHC30716
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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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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International student payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Western Union Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Western Union and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic students
There are no selection criteria requirements for Domestic students.


International Students
The following selection criteria requirements apply only to International students:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age to enter into this course; 
  • 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; and
  • 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.


Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.  TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).

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.

The following Personal Protective Equipment is required (not included in course fees):

  • Steel cap boots
  • Wide brim hat
  • Long sleeve shirt
International important information

The advertised course cost and duration will be broken down as per the following:

  • Certificate II in Horticulture - duration - 6 months, cost - $6,200
  • Certificate III in Horticulture - duration - 6 months, cost - $6,200

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

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

For International students

International students can either apply directly through our TAFE Queensland International Application portal, or through one of our education agents. Our registered agents can assist you with your visa application and guide you through the enrolment process. If you are from this list of countries, you will need to apply through an agent.
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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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