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AHC30716 - Certificate III in Horticulture

This course is designed for those wanting to establish roots in the horticultural industry. Horticulture is a diverse industry where you can enjoy an interesting and exciting career, perfect for people seeking outdoor work involved in growing and managing plants. This course is included in the Australian and Queensland Government’s Fee Free TAFE program.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Mixed Mode

DURATION

There are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.

AVAILABILITY

Bundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Mixed Mode, Rockhampton City

UNITS/CREDITS

16 units

JOB PROSPECTS

Possible Career Opportunities could lead to employment as a Horticulture worker, a Horticulture assistant, a Horticulturist or a Gardener.

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in amenity horticulture.

Proposed Change:

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in amenity horticulture. CQUniversity is offering two (2) different streams choices (Nursery and Landscape) under this qualification. Both stream offers a different choice of units that are better suited to specific industries. Students will need to select one (1) stream on admission. If students are currently working in industry, before choosing a stream, it is strongly recommended they consult with their employer to determine the most suitable steam choice.

This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

Nursery Industry Stream

Duration: 2 years full-time
Cluster One
AHCWHS301Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCPCM303Identify plant specimens
AHCPMG301Control weeds
Cluster 2
AHCPMG302Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCCHM304Transport and store chemicals
AHCNSY303Install and maintain plant displays
Cluster 3
AHCNSY306Implement a propagation plan
AHCNSY301Maintain nursery plants
Cluster 4
AHCPGD301Implement a plant establishment program
AHCPCM302Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCSOL303Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCCHM303Prepare and apply chemicals
Cluster 5
AHCIRG333Maintain pressurised irrigation systems
AHCPGD303Perform specialist amenity pruning
AHCPCM301Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPCM304Report on health and condition of trees

Landscape Industry Stream

Duration: 2 years full-time
Cluster One
AHCWHS301Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCPCM303Identify plant specimens
AHCPMG301Control weeds
Cluster 2
AHCPMG302Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCCHM304Transport and store chemicals
AHCTRF303Implement a grassed area maintenance program
Cluster 3
AHCMOM304Operate machinery and equipment
AHCPGD304Implement a landscape maintenance program
Cluster 4
AHCPGD301Implement a plant establishment program
AHCPCM302Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCSOL303Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCCHM303Prepare and apply chemicals
Cluster 5
AHCIRG333Maintain pressurised irrigation systems
AHCPGD303Perform specialist amenity pruning
AHCPCM301Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPCM304Report on health and condition of trees

Landscape Industry Stream

2023 FebruaryMixed Mode, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton City
2023 AprilMixed Mode, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton City
2023 JulyMixed Mode, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton City
2023 OctoberMixed Mode, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton City

Nursery Industry Stream

2023 FebruaryMixed Mode, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton City
2023 AprilMixed Mode, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton City
2023 JulyMixed Mode, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton City
2023 OctoberMixed Mode, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton City
Each unit in this course has a mandatory practical component. Students who are not already working in the industry or attending campus will be required to undertake work placement to complete their practical assessment. Co-assessment with a supervisor is required. Students will be required to complete a total of 720 hours (7 hours per week over 24 months) of Practical skills training in placement throughout the duration of the course. Students are responsible for finding their own placement.
This course has no residential schools.

There are no entry requirements, however it is highly recommended that students have attained a Sound Achievement (SA) result in Year 10 numeracy and literacy subjects or equivalent prior to enrolling in this course. Distance - Mixed Mode students undertaking this course will need to participate in work placement or attend campus practical activities where available to fulfil the practical requirements of this course.

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

Possible Career Opportunities could lead to employment as a Horticulture worker, a Horticulture assistant, a Horticulturist or a Gardener.
Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$6,928.00 (2023)
Subsidised full fee$2,944.00 (2023)
Subsidised concession fee$2,432.00 (2023)
Fee for service per unit$433.00 (2023)
Subsidised full fee per unit$184.00 (2023)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$152.00 (2023)
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$114.00 (2023)

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.

This is a Fee Free TAFE course thanks to the Australian and Queensland Governments. Eligibility criteria applies.

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Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

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CERTIFICATE III IN HORTICULTURE

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I felt very supported during my journey with CQUniversity. I got a lot from the course that I can't learn on the job.

Tiffany Swadling

Certificate III in Horticulture