Certificate III in Horticulture

Certificate III in Horticulture
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Horticulture AHC30716.
  • Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas (AHCSOL303)
  • Coordinate work site activities (AHCWRK305)
  • Implement a plant establishment program (AHCPGD301)
  • Prepare growing media (AHCSOL301)
  • Provide information on plants and their culture (AHCPCM302)
  • Conduct site inspections (AHCWRK311)
  • Control plant pests, diseases and disorders (AHCPMG302)
  • Contribute to work health and safety processes (AHCWHS301)
  • Install pressurised irrigation systems (AHCIRG331)
  • Control weeds (AHCPMG301)
  • Maintain nursery plants (AHCNSY301)
  • Implement a propagation plan (AHCNSY306)
  • Operate machinery and equipment (AHCMOM304)
  • Perform specialist amenity pruning (AHCPGD303)
  • Identify plant specimens (AHCPCM303)
  • Use routine maps and plans for work (FSKNUM17)
Certificate III in Horticulture

<p>Do you enjoy working outdoors and have a keen interest in plants? If so, horticulture is a diverse industry which could prepare you for work with nurseries, landscaping, local councils and

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Do you enjoy working outdoors and have a keen interest in plants? If so, horticulture is a diverse industry which could prepare you for work with nurseries, landscaping, local councils and government authorities. It is also ideal if you are considering self-employment, growing your own food or for clients; and with more and more people either not having the time, the interest or the skills to maintain a garden, these skills are likely to grow in demand.

About

The training program has been developed by industry professionals and the Certificate III Horticulture (AHC30716) is the current qualification that will develop your knowledge in the use of plants in a range of areas including landscaping, nursery, parks and gardens and turf management (for example golf courses and bowling greens). This qualification is also very hands-on and will cover irrigation, pest and disease control, plant identification, plant nutrition, pruning, machinery use and more.

Entry Requirements

  • No previous experience or knowledge is required

Course Duration & Hours

  • Two days of classroom and onsite learning 9:00am – 4.00pm per week
  • Home study is required (approx. 1 day (equivalent) per week)
  • Held at the Mullumbimby Campus and Mullumbimby Community Gardens
  • Students are also encouraged to seek out their own work experience whilst undertaking their studies. They will be covered under College insurance

Course Fees

  • Smart & Skilled Full Fee: $2,190
  • Smart & Skilled Concession: $240
  • Smart & Skilled Scholarship: $0
  • Standard Full fee: $3,950
  • Standard concession fee: $3,750
  • Early Bird: $3,550 (deposit of $750 received by Wednesday 20th December 2017)

This course is Austudy Approved. Full time workload would be 20 hours per week for 27 weeks.
Smart and Skilled funded places may be available for these qualifications – please call the college for more information on 02 6684 3374

Subsidised Training under Smart and Skilled

This course is being offered as a subsidised* course to eligible students under the Smart and Skilled program. Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It’s helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers. Many of our full qualifications have full or part fee subsidies available for eligible students.

To apply for a Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarship place you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent residency or humanitarian visa status
  • Live or work in New South Wales
  • Be aged between 15-30 years of age
  • Provide evidence of your concession-eligibility

To apply for a Smart and Skilled Concession (S&S Concession) place you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent residency or humanitarian visa status
  • Live or work in New South Wales
  • Provide evidence of your concession-eligibility

To apply for a Smart and Skilled Full Fee (S&S Full Fee) place you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent residency or humanitarian visa status
  • Live or work in New South Wales

Applications for these subsidised* places are limited so a funded place cannot be guaranteed.

*This training is subsidised by the NSW government

You Will Learn

  • Technical skills and theory
  • Safety, communication and workplace skills
  • Plant care
  • Landscape management
  • Propagation
  • Nursery skills
  • Costing and estimating
  • Soils and plant nutrition
  • Plant identification
  • Soft/hard landscaping

Career and Employment Opportunities Include:

  • Gardener
  • Horticulturalist

Student Policies and Procedures

See Student Handbook

USI

From the 1st of January 2015, any student enrolling in an Accredited Training course will be required to obtain a USI. The USI helps to keep your training records and results together in an online account which is controlled by you. You can logon to the USI website and follow the simple instructions online to create your USI. This then needs to be provided to the College at the time of enrolment.

Important Information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you. Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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