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  • AHC20316

Certificate II in Production Horticulture

At a glance

At a glance

Take the first step towards a career in horticulture with this introductory course and get qualified to work as a farm hand in a variety of settings. 

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Assistant Grain Farmhand
  • Assistant Horticultural Crop Farmhand
  • Farm Hand
  • Orchard Hand
  • Production Nursery Assistant
COURSE OUTCOME

AHC20316 Certificate II in Production Horticulture

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Course overview

Course overview

Take the first step towards a career in horticulture with this introductory course. This qualification will qualify you to work as a farm hand in a variety of settings including viticulture, production horticulture, or mushroom production. 

You'll develop essential skills including how to recognise and report hazards in the workplace and follow workplace safety procedures and directions. You'll also learn how to plant and harvest horticultural crops, operate basic horticultural machinery and equipment, and implement standard weed, pest and disease control measures. 

Successful completion of this course will enable you to seek entry-level roles in vegetable or berry production, tree cropping, 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
AHCWHS201
Participate in work health and safety processes

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AHCCHM201
Apply chemicals under supervision
AHCIRG221
Assist with pressurised irrigation operations
AHCMOM203
Operate basic machinery and equipment
AHCMOM204
Undertake operational maintenance of machinery
AHCNSY201
Pot up plants
AHCNSY202
Care for nursery plants
AHCPHT201
Plant horticultural crops
AHCPHT205
Carry out post-harvest operations
AHCPHT214
Support horticultural crop harvesting
AHCPMG201
Treat weeds
AHCSOL202
Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCWRK201
Observe and report on weather
AHCWRK204
Work effectively in the industry
AHCWRK206
Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures

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

You must be in secondary school.

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