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AHC20416 - Certificate II in Horticulture

Overview

At a glance

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.
Application Mode Distance; On-campus
Courses/Units
15 units must be successfully completed, 5 core units and 10 elective units
Availability Gladstone MarinaRockhampton City Distance Education
DurationSee availabilities
Intake Dates
See availabilities
Full course cost$4,500.00
Unit cost$300.00

Please refer to the 2017 VET Certificate Level and 2017 VET Diploma and Student Loans Price Lists for a breakdown of the Non Concessional, Concessional and Student Fees.

This course is Fee Free for Year 12 graduates

Career Opportunities

Possible employment outcomes include Horticulture worker and Horticulture assistant. 

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.

Structure and assessment

Units

Standard Course Structure

Core
  • Recognise plants (AHCPCM201)
  • Treat weeds (AHCPMG201)
  • Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders (AHCPMG202)
  • Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing (AHCSOL202)
  • Participate in work health and safety processes (AHCWHS201)
Electives
  • Assist with low volume irrigation operations (AHCIRG215)
  • Assist with landscape construction work (AHCLSC201)
  • Operate basic machinery and equipment (AHCMOM203)
  • Pot up plants (AHCNSY201)
  • Care for nursery plants (AHCNSY202)
  • Undertake propagation activities (AHCNSY203)
  • Plant trees and shrubs (AHCPGD201)
  • Prune shrubs and small trees (AHCPGD203)
  • Participate in workplace communications (AHCWRK205)
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices (AHCWRK209)

Study Sequence

To view more information about these units, as well as the suggested study plan, please visit the handbook.

Availabilities

Distance Education

Distance students require strong self motivation and must have 2-4 hours per week available for study for each unit. This course is self paced so students must have sound literacy and numeracy skills. This course is delivered by distance education so students must have access to a computer and the internet. Students are allocated 13 weeks from enrolment to complete each unit.

A Practical Placement must be completed if students are studying via Distance Education. Please see the More Details tab for further information. Workbooks will be mailed out which will only cover the theory of assessment material.

This course will take approximately 12 - 24 months to complete, but may vary dependent on individual student study loads.

Timing

Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Duration and dates

12 -24 months

CQUniversity Rockhampton City

Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 8 am - 4 pm at Building G, Room 1.01 (Horticulture Shed).

Timing

Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Duration and dates

Commencing Tuesday, 7 February 2017 for 12 months.

CQUniversity, Gladstone Marina

Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 8 am - 4 pm at Building 607, Room G.02.

Timing

There is one intake for this course in Term 1 2017.

Duration and dates

Commencing Tuesday, 14 February 2017 for 12 months.

CQUniversity Rockhampton City - VET in Schools (VETiS)

Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 8 am - 4 pm at Building G, Room 1.01 (Horticulture Shed).

Students will need to apply for this delivery mode through their High School VET Coordinator. 

Timing

There is one intake for this course in Term 1 2017.

Duration and dates

Commencing Tuesday, 7 February 2017 for 12 months

CQUniversity Gladstone Marina - VET in Schools (VETiS)

Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 8 am - 3 pm at Building 607, Room G.02.

Students will need to apply for this delivery mode through their High School VET Coordinator.

Timing

There is one intake for this course in Term 1 2017.

Duration and dates

Commencing Tuesday, 7 February for 12 months.

Fees and scholarships

Fees

Full course cost: $4,500.00

Unit cost: $300.00

Please refer to the 2017 VET Certificate Level and 2017 VET Diploma and Student Loans Price Lists for a breakdown of the Non Concessional, Concessional and Student Fees.

This course is Fee Free for Year 12 graduates

The Queensland Government determines the schedule set by CQUniversity. Additional fees may be charged for printed materials, protective clothing and tools etc. A full copy of all regulations associated with VET fees can be accessed from the Queensland Government Legislation website.

All fees must be paid to finalise enrolment or a payment arrangement entered into. You will be liable for all payments, even if you discontinue enrolment, subject to the Refund Policy. Debt recovery action will be taken to recover outstanding fees. Please select from the following:

  • VET Student Loans
    VET Student Loans will commence from 1 January 2017 and is an interest free Australian Government income contingency loan that assists eligible full fee paying students to pay their Tuition Fees.
  • VET Government funded programs
    The cost of these programs is based on a student contribution fee. A concession may be available in some situations. Additional resource/material costs will vary from program to program.
  • VET fee-for-service programs (full fee paying)
    These are competitively priced full-fee paying programs which do not attract concessions.

Price lists

Scholarships

Please refer to the scholarship pages for more information.

How to Apply

Applying

You’ve made an excellent choice. Now that you have decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we’re here to assist you every step of the way.

Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.

You can apply to study AHC20416 - Certificate II in Horticulture by clicking the Apply Now button below.

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Should your require any assistance please contact our Student Advice team by calling 13 27 86 or send us an email.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

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