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  • AHC20416
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Certificate II in Horticulture

At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Nursery Labourer
  • Garden Labourer
  • Horticultural Assistant
COURSE OUTCOME

AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture

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Course overview

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.

Units

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

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AHCPCM201
Recognise plants
AHCPMG201
Treat weeds
AHCPMG202
Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCSOL202
Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCWHS201
Participate in work health and safety processes

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
North and Far North Queensland
AHCCHM201
Apply chemicals under supervision
AHCLSC201
Assist with landscape construction work
AHCLSC204
Lay paving
AHCNSY201
Pot up plants
AHCNSY202
Care for nursery plants
AHCNSY203
Undertake propagation activities
AHCPCM202A
Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens
AHCPGD201
Plant trees and shrubs
AHCPGD203
Prune shrubs and small trees
AHCWRK204
Work effectively in the industry
Greater Brisbane (excluding Ipswich)
AHCINF203
Maintain properties and structures
AHCIRG215
Assist with low volume irrigation operations
AHCLSC201
Assist with landscape construction work
AHCLSC202
Construct low-profile timber or modular retaining walls
AHCLSC204
Lay paving
AHCMOM203
Operate basic machinery and equipment
AHCNSY202
Care for nursery plants
AHCNSY203
Undertake propagation activities
AHCPGD201
Plant trees and shrubs
AHCPGD203
Prune shrubs and small trees
AHCTRF204A
Support turf establishment
AHCWRK204
Work effectively in the industry
AHCWRK209
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Wide Bay Burnett
AHCCHM303
Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCCHM304
Transport and store chemicals
AHCIRG217
Assist with pressurised irrigation operations
AHCMOM213
Operate and maintain chainsaws
AHCPCM203
Fell small trees
AHCPGD202
Prepare and maintain plant displays
AHCPGD206
Conduct visual inspection of park facilities
AHCPMG301
Control weeds
AHCTRF203
Renovate grassed areas
AHCWRK209
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
FWPCOT2239
Trim and cut felled trees
MEM18002B
Use power tools/hand held operations
Gold Coast
AHCCHM201
Apply chemicals under supervision
AHCIRG215
Assist with low volume irrigation operations
AHCMOM203
Operate basic machinery and equipment
AHCNSY204
Maintain indoor plants
AHCPGD201
Plant trees and shrubs
AHCPGD203
Prune shrubs and small trees
AHCPGD204
Transplant small trees
AHCTRF204A
Support turf establishment
AHCWRK204
Work effectively in the industry
AHCWRK205
Participate in workplace communications
Darling Downs and South West (including Ipswich)
AHCCHM201
Apply chemicals under supervision
AHCCHM304
Transport and store chemicals
AHCINF203
Maintain properties and structures
AHCIRG217
Assist with pressurised irrigation operations
AHCLSC201
Assist with landscape construction work
AHCLSC202
Construct low-profile timber or modular retaining walls
AHCLSC204
Lay paving
AHCMOM203
Operate basic machinery and equipment
AHCMOM213
Operate and maintain chainsaws
AHCNSY201
Pot up plants
AHCNSY202
Care for nursery plants
AHCNSY203
Undertake propagation activities
AHCPCM203
Fell small trees
AHCPGD201
Plant trees and shrubs
AHCPGD202
Prepare and maintain plant displays
AHCPGD203
Prune shrubs and small trees
AHCPMG301
Control weeds
AHCTRF203
Renovate grassed areas

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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.

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland