AHC20416 - Certificate II in Horticulture

DurationThere are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.
Location
Gladstone and Rockhampton City
Study modeOn Campus, Mixed Mode, Online
Total units15
Fee-Free TAFE course for eligible applicants in 2023.  

Overview

If you’re a budding horticulturist, the Certificate II in Horticulture may be for you. Get your hands dirty as our qualified industry experts help you thrive in this entry-level course which can lead to employment or further qualification opportunities.

Budding horticulturists learn to identify plants and soil types, planting, pruning, nursery activities and communication, gaining a solid grounding in their career. This qualification underpins a range of work functions and job roles that can lead to a horticultural qualification.

This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

For this course, you will need to supply your own PPE, a long-sleeved shirt, a board brimmed hat and sunscreen.

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Career Opportunities

Possible employment outcomes include Horticulture worker and Horticulture assistant.

Structure & Availability

Start TAFE Now (STN)

Duration:

18 months part-time


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
AHCPMG202Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCSOL202Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCPCM201Recognise plants
AHCPMG201Treat weeds
AHCWHS201Participate in work health and safety processes

Elective

Unit CodeUnit Name
AHCMOM203Operate basic machinery and equipment
AHCNSY201Pot up plants
AHCNSY202Care for nursery plants
AHCNSY203Undertake propagation activities
AHCPGD201Plant trees and shrubs
AHCPGD203Prune shrubs and small trees
AHCWRK209Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCIRG215Assist with low volume irrigation operations
AHCLSC201Assist with landscape construction work
AHCWRK205Participate in workplace communications

Standard Course Structure

Duration:

12 - 18 months full-time


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
AHCPCM201Recognise plants
AHCSOL202Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCPMG202Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCPMG201Treat weeds
AHCWHS201Participate in work health and safety processes

Elective

Unit CodeUnit Name
AHCTRF203RENOVATE GRASSED AREAS
AHCWRK209Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCWRK205Participate in workplace communications
AHCPGD203Prune shrubs and small trees
AHCPGD201Plant trees and shrubs
AHCNSY203Undertake propagation activities
AHCNSY202Care for nursery plants
AHCNSY201Pot up plants
AHCMOM203Operate basic machinery and equipment
AHCLSC201Assist with landscape construction work
AHCIRG215Assist with low volume irrigation operations

Standard Course Structure

IntakeLocations
February, 2023Mixed Mode, Gladstone, Rockhampton City
July, 2023Mixed Mode, Gladstone, Rockhampton City

Start TAFE Now (STN)

IntakeLocations
February, 2023Mixed Mode, Gladstone, Rockhampton City
July, 2023Mixed Mode, Gladstone, Rockhampton City

This course has no residential schools.

Requirements

There are no current Training Package entry requirements into this qualification.

Completion of the bksb (Basic key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.


Fees & Scholarships

2023 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Fee for service$6,015
Fee for service per unit$401
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$93
Fee-Free TAFE$0
Co-Contribution Fee$2,700
Co-Contribution Concessional Fee$1,860
Co-Contribution Fee per unit$180
Co-Contribution Concessional Fee per unit$124

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

How to apply

We appreciate your interest in the Certificate II in Horticulture(AHC20416). CQUni TAFE is actively working on a fresh program for this certificate. While a specific release date is not yet confirmed, by registering your interest, we will ensure you receive updates as soon as applications become available.