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  • AHC30616

Certificate III in Production Horticulture

At a glance

At a glance

Break ground on your horticulture career with this entry-level course and get qualified to work as a production nursery tradesperson or orchard farmhand grower.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Orchard Farmhand Grower
  • Production Nursery Tradesperson
  • Vegetable Grower
COURSE OUTCOME

AHC30616 Certificate III in Production Horticulture

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Course overview

Course overview

Break ground on your horticulture career with this entry-level course. This qualification will enable you to work as a vegetable grower, production nursery tradesperson, or orchard farmhand grower. 

You'll develop essential skills including how to carry out enterprise work health and safety policies to comply with workplace procedures and other relevant legislation and codes. You'll also learn how to apply biosecurity measures, coordinate horticultural crop harvesting, and safely prepare and apply chemicals for pest and weed control. 

Successful completion of this qualification will enable you to seek work in a variety of production horticulture settings including tree cropping, vegetable or berry production, grape growing or mushroom production. 

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 14 elective units from the list below. 

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AHCWHS301
Contribute to work health and safety processes

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AHCCHM304
Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM307
Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCIRG337
Measure irrigation delivery system performance
AHCIRG338
Troubleshoot irrigation systems
AHCIRG345
Install pressurised irrigation systems
AHCMOM302
Perform machinery maintenance
AHCMOM304
Operate machinery and equipment
AHCMOM305
Operate specialised machinery and equipment
AHCPCM301
Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPMG301
Control weeds
AHCPMG302
Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCWRK302
Monitor weather conditions
AHCWRK306
Comply with industry quality assurance requirements
AHCWRK309
Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

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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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

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.

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