Certificate III In Horticulture Byron Community College

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Certificate III In Horticulture

Certificate III In Horticulture
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Horticulture AHC30716.
  • Contribute to team effectiveness (BSBFLM312)
  • Coordinate work site activities (AHCWRK305)
  • Perform specialist amenity pruning (AHCPGD303)
  • Conduct site inspections (AHCWRK311)
  • Operate machinery and equipment (AHCMOM304)
  • Install pressurised irrigation systems (AHCIRG331)
  • Contribute to work health and safety processes (AHCWHS301)
  • Maintain nursery plants (AHCNSY301)
  • Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas (AHCSOL303)
  • Implement a plant establishment program (AHCPGD301)
  • Control plant pests, diseases and disorders (AHCPMG302)
  • Implement a propagation plan (AHCNSY306)
  • Control weeds (AHCPMG301)
  • Identify plant specimens (AHCPCM303)
  • Provide information on plants and their culture (AHCPCM302)
  • Prepare growing media (AHCSOL301)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Grow your passion into a career with our nationally-recognised certificate in horticulture.

Learn to grow your own food, work in a nursery or secure landscaping jobs. This hands-on qualification gives you real-world knowledge of working across the industry and is suitable for anyone wishing to develop their green-fingered passion.

You’ll learn about irrigation, pest and disease control, plant nutrition, machinery use and how to effectively identify plants and how to use them.

Our Certificate III in Horticulture benefits students wishing to work in:

  • Landscaping
  • Nurseries
  • Parks and gardens
  • Turf management (i.e. golf courses/ bowling greens)

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 Scholarship: $0
  • Smart & Skilled Concession: $240
  • Smart & Skilled Full Fee: $2,190
  • Standard Concession fee: $3,700
  • Standard Full fee: $3,950

This course is Austudy Approved. Full time workload would be 21 hours per week for 12 weeks.

Payment Plan
Course fees are paid in instalments scheduled throughout the duration of the course. Fee schedules for individual courses are outlined on the enrolment paperwork available through the college administration team.

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 NSW Government 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.

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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