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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. You'll get the practical training needed to work in land conservation, as a horticulturalist, or in Australia's many diverse national parks.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, there is strong future growth predicted for people working as park rangers. Nearly a third of all positions are based in Queensland with employers looking for workers who can communicate clearly, have strong interpersonal skills, and can work well in a team. 

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

Certificate III in Horticulture
To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 16 units:
Core Competencies: 5
Elective Competencies: 11

Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management 
To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 16 units:
Core Competencies: 2
Elective Competencies: 14

The units listed below are recognised in both qualifications, therefore by successfully completing these units, you will have satisfied the requirements for both qualifications.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AHCWHS301
Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCPCM302
Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCPMG301
Control weeds
AHCPMG302
Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCSOL303
Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCWRK309
Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
North and Far North Queensland
AHCCHM304
Transport and store chemicals
AHCMOM304
Operate machinery and equipment
AHCNAR303A
Implement revegetation works
AHCNAR305
Collect native seed
AHCNAR307
Read and interpret maps
AHCNSY203
Undertake propagation activities
AHCNSY301
Maintain nursery plants
AHCNSY304A
Deliver and promote sales of plants
AHCPCM303
Identify plant specimens
AHCPGD304
Implement a landscape maintenance program
Sunshine Coast
AHCPGD304
Implement a landscape maintenance program
AHCPGD302
Plan and maintain plant displays
AHCNSY306
Implement a propagation plan
AHCPGD303
Perform specialist amenity pruning
AHCCHM304
Transport and store chemicals
AHCMOM304
Operate machinery and equipment
AHCNAR301
Maintain Natural Areas
AHCPCM303
Identify plant specimens
AHCPGD301
Implement a plant establishment program
AHCPMG305
Survey Pests
AHCCHM307
Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

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

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 may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Restrictions or eligibility criteria may apply.

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.  

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 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