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Certificate II in Horticulture

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This is an introductory level for horticulture course suitable for people interested in horticulture as a career or leading to an apprenticeship as well as keen gardeners wanting to perfect techniques.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
12 months full-time
Course Code
AHC20416
Study Mode
In person, Online
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$2,025 total

About this course

This is an introductory level for horticulture course suitable for people interested in horticulture as a career or leading to an apprenticeship as well as keen gardeners wanting to perfect techniques.

This course is very hands-on and will cover set units including OH&S, recognise plants, lay paving, pot up plants, propagation, planting, pruning, machinery and equipment chemicals (under supervision), micro-irrigation, weeds, pests, diseases & disorders, soil properties, grass renovation and display plantings

With increasing urbanisation, amenity horticulture is a growth industry and horticultural food production both at a local level and for wider distribution as a business enterprise is on the rise.

Study locations

Hamilton

Online

What you will learn

This course will provide you with a well-rounded understanding of key elements of horticulture including:
  • understanding plant and soil properties
  • managing plant health
  • plant naming
  • plant propagation methods
  • basic planting and landscaping techniques
  • tools and machinery used in horticulture

Career pathways

This course will provide a pathway to work in any horticultural enterprise including an apprenticeships or traineeships at Certificate III level. Upon successful completion, you will be ready to start a horticultural career at worker level that can then develop into more specialist areas or managerial positions with further experience and training.

Career opportunities include
work within the areas of parks and gardens, landscaping, garden maintenance, nurseries, hothouse production, market gardens and orchards.

How to apply

There are five simple steps to apply for a course with us.

  1. Apply - complete a short online application form. Once this form is submitted we'll send you a thank you email.
  2. Get ready - your thank-you email will contain links to a pre-training review, to a unique student identifier and to government-subsidised training eligibility.
  3. Chat with your teacher - your teacher or course specialist will contact you about your Pre-Training Review outcomes and additional course information.
  4. Enrol - after chatting with your teacher, you will receive an email with your enrolment form and a link to verify your identity.
  5. Sign - once you've completed your enrolment, you will receive a declaration form to review and sign.

If need any assistance with applying, contact our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus.