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Horticulture courses available in Byron Bay and Mullumbimby

Turn your green fingers into a valuable skill and even a career with Byron Community College’s horticulture courses.

Whether you aspire to grow your own food in a micro farm, nurture flowers and plants in a nursery or landscape parks and gardens, our horticulture courses are right up your path.

Hands-on and focused on practical, real-world learning, our courses cover every aspect of a horticulture system. From designing to growing and irrigating through to harvesting, you’ll gain the confidence to achieve your horticultural goals.

Learn more about our courses based in Byron Bay and Mullumbimby below.

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AHC30716 - Certificate III in Horticulture

AHC30716 - Certificate III in Horticulture

Do you enjoy working outdoors and have a keen interest in plants? Grow your passion and kick-start your career in this nationally recognised entry level course that will qualify you to work in nurseries, parks and gardens. In this hands-on course you will gain real-world skills and knowledge of working across the horticulture industry. You will learn about irrigation, pest and disease control, plant identification, plant nutrition, pruning, machinery use, how to grow food, work in... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Horticulture AHC30716.
  • Operate machinery and equipment (AHCMOM304)
  • Contribute to work health and safety processes (AHCWHS301)
  • Install pressurised irrigation systems (AHCIRG331)
  • Identify plant specimens (AHCPCM303)
  • Conduct site inspections (AHCWRK311)
  • Provide information on plants and their culture (AHCPCM302)
  • Implement a propagation plan (AHCNSY306)
  • Collect native seed (AHCNAR305)
  • Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas (AHCSOL303)
  • Control plant pests, diseases and disorders (AHCPMG302)
  • Prepare growing media (AHCSOL301)
  • Control weeds (AHCPMG301)
  • Implement a plant establishment program (AHCPGD301)
  • Perform specialist amenity pruning (AHCPGD303)
  • Coordinate work site activities (AHCWRK305)
  • Maintain nursery plants (AHCNSY301)

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

Backyard Food Production

Backyard Food Production

Due to water restrictions that are currently in place for the Mullumbimby area, Backyard Food Production for Term 1 has been cancelled. We are planning to run this again from Term 2, however this will be dependent on the water restrictions Growing your own herbs, vegetables and fruit trees can be a rewarding and exciting experience. This course provides you with a mix of practical information and hands-on experience to achieve great results. During the course we will be planting... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Estimate, measure and calculate with routine metric measurements for work (FSKNUM15)
  • Engage in basic spoken exchanges at work (FSKOCM02)
  • Read and respond to routine workplace information (FSKRDG10)

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

Botanical Dyeing With Local Plants

Botanical Dyeing With Local Plants

Join us in the Laneway studio to experience the beauty and joy of natural Botanical Dyeing. Using nature as our colour tools, we will discover the simple techniques of natural dyeing, cooking up a visual feast with local plants to release the colours and patterns of nature. We will experiment dying watercolour paper with a variety of plants to achieve stunning results. All materials supplied. What to bring Own refreshments and lunch Important information Once your enrolment is... [More]

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

Bush Regeneration

Bush Regeneration

Are you interested in caring for our native and natural environments? Bush Regeneration is the rehabilitation of land from a weed affected or otherwise degraded area to a healthier community of native plants and animals. From bushlands to costal dunes or rainforests or wetlands, the aim is to restore and maintain the ecosystems health by helping the natural regeneration of indigenous plants. In this short course we will look at a ‘whole of environment’ integrated approach that... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use digital technology for basic workplace tasks (FSKDIG01)
  • Read and respond to basic workplace information (FSKRDG04)

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

Introduction to Floristry

Introduction to Floristry

Thinking of a career in floristry? Or maybe you want to add some new skills to your repertoire? We invite you to join us on a creative journey into the wonderful world of flowers. Each week you will learn a new floral design, from stunning hand tied bouquets to beautiful floral wreathes, which are all yours to take home at the end of each day. This course is the perfect starting point to a new career or a creative hobby, come along, have fun and create some beautiful floral... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Complete simple workplace formatted texts (FSKWTG05)
  • Read and respond to simple workplace procedures (FSKRDG05)

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

Growing Herbs At Home

Growing Herbs At Home

Growing your own herbs is a fun and easy way to ensure you have just what you need to add extra flavour and nutrients to your dishes. Even though they are easy to grow, there are certain growing techniques best used in our sub-tropical climate. After 23 years of propagating and selling herbs at Byron Bay Herb Nursery, Deb shares a few tips for local production so you can enjoy an all year round, productive and attractive herb garden. Location is wheelchair accessible. Additional... [More]

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

Hand Tied Posy

Hand Tied Posy

Come and unleash your inner florist, get creative and learn how to make a beautiful Hand Tied Posy with fresh seasonal blooms and foliage. This course is designed for beginners, where you will learn the basic fundamentals of constructing a Hand Tied Posy. You will develop skills in spiralling the stems to create the perfect posy and learn how to gift wrap your flowers complete with a hand made bow. At the end of the course, you will take home basic knowledge on the flowers and... [More]

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