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  • AHC20416 / AHC30716
  • 092526G / 092541J

Certificate II in Horticulture / Certificate III in Horticulture

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At a glance

At a glance

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

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Nursery Hand
  • Parks and Gardens
COURSE OUTCOME

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

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Course overview

Course overview

Study Australia's unique fauna 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.

Units

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
AHCPCM201
Recognise plants
AHCSOL202
Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCPMG201
Treat weeds
AHCWHS201
Participate in work health and safety processes
AHCPMG202
Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
Certificate III
AHCPCM302
Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCPMG302
Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCWHS301
Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCSOL303
Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Greater Brisbane - Certificate II
AHCLSC204
Lay paving
AHCLSC202
Construct low-profile timber or modular retaining walls
AHCMOM203
Operate basic machinery and equipment
AHCTRF204A
Support turf establishment
AHCPGD203
Prune shrubs and small trees
AHCWRK204
Work effectively in the industry
AHCWRK209
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCPGD201
Plant trees and shrubs
AHCNSY202
Care for nursery plants
AHCNSY203
Undertake propagation activities
Greater Brisbane - Certificate III
AHCBUS402
Cost a project
AHCPCM301
Implement a plant nutrition program
SIRXPDK001
Advise on products and services
AHCIRG306
Troubleshoot irrigation systems
AHCWRK309
Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCPGD303
Perform specialist amenity pruning
AHCNSY306
Implement a propagation plan
AHCNSY301
Maintain nursery plants
AHCPGD304
Implement a landscape maintenance program
AHCPGD301
Implement a plant establishment program
AHCMOM304
Operate machinery and equipment

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.

Learn more about university pathways
  • 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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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

  • 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
  • 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.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs. For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

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

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