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  • AHC30716 / AHC31416

Certificate III in Horticulture / Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

Double award
At a glance

At a glance

Widen your career prospects with this entry-level double qualification that will qualify you to work as a park ranger, on land conservation projects, or as a horticulturalist in nurseries, parks or gardens.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Park Ranger
COURSE OUTCOME

AHC30716 / AHC31416 Certificate III in Horticulture / Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

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Course overview

Course overview

Get a head start on your career in horticulture or land conservation with this entry-level double qualification. Land conservation is a growing industry with many government and non-government organisations seeking skilled staff. You'll get the practical training needed to work in Australia's many diverse national parks, in land conservation, or as a horticulturalist in nurseries, parks or gardens.

You'll gain specialised skills in plant identification, seed collection and propagation, navigating trackless routes, operating machinery, running revegetation projects, implementing plant nutrition programs, 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, park ranger, or on land conservation projects.

Units

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AHCSOL303
Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCPMG302
Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCPMG301
Control weeds
AHCPCM302
Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCWHS301
Contribute to work health and safety processes

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AHCPMG305
Survey Pests Diploma of Conservation and Land Management unit
AHCNAR301
Maintain Natural Areas
AHCMOM213
Operate and maintain chainsaws
AHCWRK309
Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCPGD301
Implement a plant establishment program
AHCPCM303
Identify plant specimens
AHCNSY303
Install and maintain plant displays
AHCMOM304
Operate machinery and equipment
AHCLSC304
Erect timber structures and features
AHCCHM304
Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM303
Prepare and apply chemicals

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.

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


Entry requirements

It is highly recommended that students have basic computer skills and the ability to send emails, log on to password protected sites and have basic word processing skills and Internet search skills.  

Selection criteria

Restrictions or eligibility criteria may apply.

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.

 

A book list will be provided (please note that the book list is recommended not compulsory).

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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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