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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.

Study Mode Online; On-campus
Units/Credits 15 units
Availability Rockhampton, City Online; On-campus
DurationSee availabilities
Intake Dates See availabilities
Full course cost$4725.00
Subsidised course cost$1665.00
Subsidised Concession course cost$915.00

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.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date. 2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed. 3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

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 units

  • Treat weeds(AHCPMG201)
  • Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders(AHCPMG202)
  • Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing(AHCSOL202)
  • Recognise plants(AHCPCM201)
  • Participate in work health and safety processes(AHCWHS201)

Elective units

  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices (AHCWRK209)
  • 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)

Study Sequence

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

Availabilities

Online

This course is available to study online and students will require strong self-motivation, sound literacy and numeracy skills.  It is recommended students have 10 hours per week for self-paced study, 12 hours per week of practical skills training and 2 hours per week of assessment preparation. Students must have access to a computer and the internet. Support for online students is available through email, phone and zoom conferencing.  

Students studying online will be required to organise and undertake work experience with a suitable host employer if they’re not currently working in the industry. 

Tutoring workshops will be held from 8 am – 3 pm one Friday per month at CQUniversity Mackay Ooralea and CQUniversity Emerald and will provide support for a range of horticulture qualifications.  Workshop dates will be confirmed by the teacher on enrolment. 

Timing

There are ten course intakes for 2018, available monthly from February to November.

Duration and Dates

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

On-campus

This course is available to study on-campus at the following locations:

CQUniversity Rockhampton City
Classes will commence on Wednesday, 7 February 2018 and will be held weekly from 8 am to 3 pm at Building B, Room 1.75.

Students require strong self-motivation and must attend all theory and practical classes. It is recommended students have 6 hours per week for self-paced study, 6 hours per week on campus training, 4 hours per week of practical skills training and 4 hours per week of assessment preparation.  

Timing

There are nine course intakes for 2018, available monthly from February to October.

Duration and Dates

12 - 18 months full-time

VET in Schools (VETiS)

Students choosing to study this qualification require strong self-motivation and must attend all theory and practical classes in order to cover the components of each unit.  It is recommended students put aside 6 hours per week for self-paced study; 6 hours per week on campus training; 4 hours per week of practical skills training; 4 hours per week of assessment preparation. 

On-campus
This course is available to study on-campus at the following locations:

CQUniversity Gladstone Marina
Commencing 7 February 2018, weekly classes from 8am to 3pm at Building 601, Room 1.10.

CQUniversity Rockhampton City
Commencing 7 February 2018, weekly classes from 8am to 3pm at Building B, Room 1.75.

Timing

There is one course intake for 2018, available in February.

Duration and Dates

1 year part-time

Fees and scholarships

Fees

Full course cost: $4725.00

Subsidised course cost: $1665.00

Subsidised Concession course cost: $915.00

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.

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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For further information

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