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AHC30620

Certificate III in Production Horticulture

Break ground on your horticulture career with this entry-level course and get qualified to work as a production nursery tradesperson or orchard farmhand grower.

STUDY LOCATIONS Sunshine Coast Wide Bay Burnett Far North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY Apprenticeships and traineeships
NEXT INTAKE Starts anytime View all intakes

Course overview

Break ground on your horticulture career with this entry-level course. This qualification will enable you to work as a vegetable grower, production nursery tradesperson, or orchard farmhand grower. 

You'll develop essential skills including how to carry out enterprise work health and safety policies to comply with workplace procedures and other relevant legislation and codes. You'll also learn how to apply biosecurity measures, coordinate horticultural crop harvesting, and safely prepare and apply chemicals for pest and weed control. 

Successful completion of this qualification will enable you to seek work in a variety of production horticulture settings including tree cropping, vegetable or berry production, grape growing or mushroom production. 

What can I do?

  • Orchard Farmhand Grower
  • Vegetable Grower

Course outcome:

AHC30620 Certificate III in Production Horticulture

Practical training

Throughout this course you will have every opportunity to get hands on with the skills, equipment, and technology required to be a leader in the industry. This will ensure you are ready to tackle a diverse range of horticultural management projects.

Industry input

We have worked closely with the horticulture industry to ensure all elements of our course match both industry needs and employer expectations. This allows us to provide you with the latest industry insights, knowledge, and equipment from day one.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 12 elective units from the list below. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCBIO303
    Apply biosecurity measures
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCBIO303
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret and apply control measures in a biosecurity plan to protect a site from the entry and spread of biosecurity threats.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply biosecurity measures

  • 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

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCWRK306
    Comply with industry quality assurance requirements
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCWRK306
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to comply with industry quality assurance requirements in the production of food, fibre, fuels and raw materials produced from agriculture and horticulture activities.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Comply with industry quality assurance requirements

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP / TRAINEESHIPS DELIVERY MODE
Nambour
Traineeship
  • WORKPLACE

    Workplace

  • DROP IN DAYS

    Drop in days

  • BLOCK TRAINING

    Block training

  • DAY RELEASE

    Day release

  • MOBILE VAN

    Mobile van

  • Online

    Online

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP / TRAINEESHIPS DELIVERY MODE
Bundaberg
Traineeship
  • WORKPLACE

    Workplace

  • DROP IN DAYS

    Drop in days

  • BLOCK TRAINING

    Block training

  • DAY RELEASE

    Day release

  • MOBILE VAN

    Mobile van

  • Online

    Online

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP / TRAINEESHIPS DELIVERY MODE
Cairns
Traineeship
  • WORKPLACE

    Workplace

  • DROP IN DAYS

    Drop in days

  • BLOCK TRAINING

    Block training

  • DAY RELEASE

    Day release

  • MOBILE VAN

    Mobile van

  • Online

    Online

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Certificate III in Production Horticulture (AHC30620)

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Certificate III in Production Horticulture

COURSE CODE: AHC30620
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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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

You must be employed within the Production Horticulture Industry.

To study a traineeship program you must be indentured as a trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide necessary human and physical resources to qualify for a trainee.

Find out more on how to become an apprentice or trainee

Resources required

It is recommended that you 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 and Adobe Acrobat Reader. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Transition statement

Replacement qualification

This qualification has been replaced by AHC30624 Certificate III in Production Horticulture as of 1 May 2024. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 30 April 2025.

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
  • 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. 

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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