AHC30716 CERTIFICATE III IN HORTICULTURE

About this course

Nationally Recognised Training

Get started on your career in horticulture!

Build a strong foundation of horticulture knowledge while gaining the specialist skills to work in large open spaces, like parklands or sporting fields.

With this entry-level course you will gain horticulture skills in plant identification and plant care, landscape management, propagating, pruning and fertilising to maintain gardens and nurseries.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you for employment as a horticulturist, and/or to work in a nursery, or parks and gardens.

The Certificate III in Horticulture will help you:

  • Recognise plants, prepare plant specimens and plant trees and shrubs.
  • Install and maintain plant displays and nursery plants.
  • Implement soil improvements for plant and turf areas, and plant nutrition programs.
  • Conduct site inspections and operational inspections of park facilities.
  • Control weeds, plant pests, diseases and disorders.
  • Implement a grassed area maintenance program.

Is this course right for you?

If you want a course that will best assist you in furthering your career, with flexible study options and supportive training, this qualification may be for you!

This course allows you to specialise in open space management, it broadens your employment opportunities to include larger organisations, like governments and local councils.

Our highly-experienced trainers provide guidance and support every step of the way, to ensure you have the knowledge and practical skills you need to work in this field.

Course length

12 months full-time or 24 months part-time.

Start anytime.

Course delivery

This progam is delivered through a combination of online study and practical workshop sessions.

Online study gives you the flexibility to fit your study around your existing commitments while still having the support of industry experts. Study at your own pace and access the course materials anytime.

Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Before enrolling your proficiency in language, literacy and numeracy will be assessed to determine what level of support you may need to assist you through your study program.

You will need to have access to a computer with an internet connection. 

Subjects

Total number of units = 16.

  • 5 core units
  • 11 elective units

Note: Electives units are subject to change.

Core

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

Elective

AHCCHM303
Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCCHM304
Transport, handle and store chemicals
AHCNSY301
Maintain nursery plants
AHCMOM304
Operate machinery and equipment
AHCIRG306
Troubleshoot irrigation systems
AHCPCM301
Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCLSC301
Set out site for construction works
AHCPGD301
Implement a plant establishment program
AHCWRK209
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCWRK204
Work effectively in the industry
AHCWRK205
Participate in workplace communication

Assessments

Assessment methods include tests, projects, assignments, practical observations and group discussions.

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