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Certificate IV in Horticulture

  • Certificate

Australia is world renowned for its high quality fruits, grains and vegetables. Australia's $8 billion horticulture industry is significant and diverse, with an expanding market and a need for skilled workers.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Course Code
AHC40416
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul

About this course

Plant the seeds for your future

Australia is world renowned for its high quality fruits, grains and vegetables. Australia's $8 billion horticulture industry is significant and diverse, with an expanding market and a need for skilled workers. Melbourne Polytechnic's hands-on, industry specialised Certificate IV in Horticulture is perfect for anyone with a green thumb looking for an exciting and dynamic career in the field.

Grow your skills with horticulture's finest

At Melbourne Polytechnic, you will learn about plant nutrition, revegetation, tree health, propagation, irrigation and the operation of specialist machinery. With new technologies evolving the industry all the time, Melbourne Polytechnic works with industry bodies to ensure that our students are learning the most up-to-date techniques and technologies. Industry connected teachers will educate you in world-class facilities including a plant nursery, gardens for practical work, modern greenhouses, laboratories and more. The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show regularly award Melbourne Polytechnic students for outstanding work in their competitions, and you may also have the chance to work with organisations such as Nursery and Garden Industry Victoria (NGIV) while you study.

Cultivate your career

Horticulture is a fast-changing, fascinating industry with a huge demand for skilled workers. The Certificate IV in Horticulture, will equip you for a large number of roles in the industry including in historic, private, botanic, or council gardens. You could work as a garden centre manager, a landscape garden consultant, a plant conservationist, or a plant nutritionist.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

Study locations

Fairfield

Career pathways

Horticulture is a fast-changing, fascinating industry with a huge demand for skilled workers.

  • Groundsperson
  • Community Landscape Officer
  • Community Facility Groundskeeper
  • Plant Conservationist
  • Plant Nutritionist
  • Landscape Garden Consultant
  • Garden Centre Manager

Credit for prior study or work

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.