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

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

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At a glance

At a glance

Study Australia's unique fauna with this advanced-level qualification. Become qualified to work in our country's many parks and gardens.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscaper
COURSE OUTCOME

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

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Course overview

Course overview

Learn about Australia's unique fauna 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.

Units

Diploma of Landscape Design

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 12 Units:
Core Competencies: 5
Elective Competencies: 7

Certificate III in Horticulture

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 16 Units:
Core Competencies: 5
Elective Competencies: 11

Certificate II in Horticulture

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 15 Units:
Core Competencies: 5
Elective Competencies: 10

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Certificate II in Horticulture
AHCPCM201
Recognise plants
AHCSOL202
Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCPMG202
Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCPMG201
Treat weeds
AHCWHS201
Participate in work health and safety processes
Certificate III in Horticulture
AHCSOL303
Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCWHS301
Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCPMG302
Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCPMG301
Control weeds
AHCPCM302
Provide information on plants and their culture
Diploma of Landscape Design
AHCDES501
Design sustainable landscapes
AHCDES503
Assess landscape sites
AHCDES502
Prepare a landscape design
AHCDES504
Design for construction of landscape features

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Certificate II in Horticulture
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
AHCPGD201
Plant trees and shrubs
AHCNSY202
Care for nursery plants
AHCNSY203
Undertake propagation activities
AHCWRK209
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Certificate III in Horticulture
AHCIRG306
Troubleshoot irrigation systems
AHCPCM301
Implement a plant nutrition program
SIRXPDK001
Advise on products and services
AHCNSY306
Implement a propagation plan
AHCNSY301
Maintain nursery plants
AHCBUS402
Cost a project
AHCWRK309
Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCPGD304
Implement a landscape maintenance program
AHCPGD303
Perform specialist amenity pruning
AHCMOM304
Operate machinery and equipment
AHCPGD301
Implement a plant establishment program
Diploma of Landscape Design
AHCLSC502
Manage landscape projects
AHCWRK503
Prepare reports
AHCBUS504
Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders
AHCPCM503
Specify plants for landscapes
AHCLSC501
Survey and establish site levels
CUAACD302
Produce computer-aided drawings
AHCPCM401
Recommend plants and cultural practices
BSBDES401
Generate design solutions

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.

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

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