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Diploma of Horticulture

At a glance

At a glance

Reach new heights in your horticultural career with this advanced qualification. This course is ideal for anyone working or studying in the industry who would like to progress to a managerial position.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Horticultural Manager
COURSE OUTCOME

AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture

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Course overview

Course overview

Reach new heights in your horticultural career with this advanced qualification. This course is ideal for anyone working or studying in the industry who would like to progress to a managerial position. An increased public and private sector focus on biodiversity and sustainability is creating demand for skilled horticultural workers in Australia.

Throughout this course you will be set up with a balanced mix of business acumen and field skills needed to manage and lead teams. You will study advanced skill sets including research analysis, data management, sustainable design, horticultural production plans, hydroponic systems, and irrigation design and implementation. Our team of industry experts will help you aligning this learning to your current role and career goals.

Successful completion of this course will equip you to confidently seek employment in managerial positions within the horticulture industry.

Units

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

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
North and Far North Queensland
BSBFIM501
Manage budgets and financial plans
AHCWRK505
Manage trial and research material
AHCWRK503
Prepare reports
AHCWHS501
Manage work health and safety processes
AHCSOL501
Monitor and manage soils for production projects
AHCPMG413
Define the pest problem
AHCPHT502
Develop a horticultural production plan
AHCPCM501
Diagnose plant health problems
AHCCHM501
Develop and manage a chemical use strategy
AHCBUS504
Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders
Greater Brisbane
AHCLSC502
Manage landscape projects
AHCWRK503
Prepare reports
AHCPCM501
Diagnose plant health problems
AHCCHM501
Develop and manage a chemical use strategy
AHCDES501
Design sustainable landscapes
BSBDES401
Generate design solutions
AHCSOL501
Monitor and manage soils for production projects
AHCPGD501
Manage plant cultural practices
AHCBUS501
Manage staff
AHCWRK509
Provide specialist advice to clients
Darling Downs and South West
AHCWRK503
Prepare reports
AHCWRK509
Provide specialist advice to clients
AHCPCM502
Collect and classify plants
AHCPGD502
Plan the restoration of parks and gardens
AHCDES503
Assess landscape sites
AHCPCM503
Specify plants for landscapes
AHCPGD501
Manage plant cultural practices
AHCPCM501
Diagnose plant health problems
AHCBUS504
Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders
AHCLSC502
Manage landscape projects
AHCBUS508
Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports
AHCWHS501
Manage work health and safety processes
AHCPGD505
Conduct comprehensive inspection of park facilities
AHCLSC501
Survey and establish site levels
AHCPGD504
Develop and implement a streetscape management plan
AHCBUS502
Market products and services
AHCDES502
Prepare a landscape design
AHCBUS503
Negotiate and monitor contracts
Other
AHCPGD503
Manage parks and reserves
AHCLPW501
Develop a management plan for a designated area

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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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

Payment options

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.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Money IconVet Student Loan - $15,225 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

It is recommended that you have completed a Certificate III in Horticulture, and/or have extensive industry experience prior to entering this Diploma. To successfully complete this qualification within the specified time frames, it is also recommended that you have sound literacy and numeracy skills.

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, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will also be required to have access to and bring to class a light long sleeved shirt, steel capped boots, safety glasses, ear muffs or plugs, a sun safe hat, sunscreen, secateurs, rubber dishwashing gloves, and gardening gloves. You may also be required to have access to an 8m retractable tape measure and calculator for select units.

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 enrolments.

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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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Get started with TAFE Queensland

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 will 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