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AHC20416 / AHC30716 / AHC50616 | 092526G / 092541J / 092598C

Certificate II in Horticulture / Certificate III in Horticulture / Diploma of Landscape Design

International Students

Study Australia's unique flora with this advanced-level qualification. 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: 2 years
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY International
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
International
$34,500

Course overview

Learn about Australia's unique flora with this advanced-level qualification and become qualified to work in our country's many parks and gardens. This triple qualification is perfect for people looking for foundation knowledge before specialising in landscape design. An increased public and private sector focus on biodiversity and sustainability is creating demand for skilled horticultural and landscape workers in Australia.

Starting off with foundation skills such as plant identification and propagation, you will quickly advance to high-level studies including how to research, survey, assess, plan, design, cost, and manage residential, commercial and industrial site landscaping projects. You will also develop a strong understanding of the underlying principles of design, the design process, industry best practice, plant selection and placement, and permaculture principles. Our team of industry experts will help you align this learning to your current role and career goals.

Successful completion of this course will allow you to confidently seek employment in landscape design or the horticultural industry.

What can I do?

  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscaper

Course outcome:

AHC20416 / AHC30716 / AHC50616 Certificate II in Horticulture / Certificate III in Horticulture / Diploma of Landscape Design

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.

Triple award

Take advantage of our triple award offerings and get three 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 units: 5
Elective units: 10

Certificate III in Horticulture
To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 16 units:

Core units: 5
Elective units: 11

Diploma of Landscape Design
To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 12 units:

Core units: 5
Elective units: 7

  • 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
  • AHCPMG301
    Control weeds
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCPMG301
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and coordinate weed control activities using appropriate strategies to provide effective, economic control while minimising environmental damage.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Control weeds

  • 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

Diploma of Landscape Design

  • Diploma of Landscape Design

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCDES501
    Design sustainable landscapes
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCDES501
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to design for improvement of long-term ecological sustainability of landscapes, land under production, land areas in business use, natural resource areas and recreational amenity spaces essential for long-term economic and cultural viability.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Design sustainable landscapes

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCDES502
    Prepare a landscape design
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCDES502
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare a landscape design for a large project on residential, commercial or public open spaces.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare a landscape design

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCDES503
    Assess landscape sites
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCDES503
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out a landscape site assessment and develop recommendations.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Assess landscape sites

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCDES504
    Design for construction of landscape features
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCDES504
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to design for the construction of landscape features and to develop a final project report.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Design for construction of landscape features

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Grovely
23 Jan 2023
2 years
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $34,500

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Certificate II in Horticulture / Certificate III in Horticulture / Diploma of Landscape Design (AHC20416 / AHC30716 / AHC50616)

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Certificate II in Horticulture / Certificate III in Horticulture / Diploma of Landscape Design

COURSE CODE: AHC20416 / AHC30716 / AHC50616
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

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.

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
  • Broad brimmed hat
  • Ear Muffs or Plugs
  • Non-fogging Safety Glasses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
Need to know

Replacement qualification
The qualification AHC50616 has been replaced by AHC50621 - Diploma of Landscape Design, as of 14 February 2022. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 13 February 2023.

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 - $6,800
  • Diploma of Landscape Design - duration 1 year, cost - $21,500

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. 

Apply through QTAC

You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.

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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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

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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