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Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716)

Course summary

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in amenity horticulture. It is not a suitable pathway for horticultural trades.The course supplies a large range of skills and knowledge to further education and/or job skills.

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Fees www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
Study Area
  • - Science and Environment
Skill Area
  • - Horticulture
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Entry Requirements

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 Education students undertaking this course will need to participate in volunteer or paid work duties to fufill the practical requirements of this course.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

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

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

Core
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
Electives
AHCARB301 Implement a tree maintenance program
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCCHM304 Transport handle and store chemicals
AHCIRG333 Maintain pressurised irrigation systems
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCNSY301 Maintain nursery plants
AHCNSY303 Install and maintain plant displays
AHCNSY306 Implement a propagation plan
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPCM304 Report on health and condition of trees
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program
AHCPGD303 Perform specialist amenity pruning
AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program
AHCTRF302 Establish turf
AHCTRF303 Implement a grassed area maintenance program
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

Course Availabilities

CQUniversity Rockhampton City

Timing
Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Duration and dates
2 years.

Load
16 units must be successfully completed, 5 core units and 11 elective units.

Notes
Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 8 am - 4 pm at Building G (Horticulture Shed).

CQUniversity, Gladstone Marina

Timing
The next intake for this course is for Term 2 2017.

Duration and dates
2 years.

Load
16 units must be successfully completed, 5 core units and 11 elective units.

Notes

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

Distance Education

Timing
Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Duration and dates
Approximately 2 years but may vary depending on the study load of individual students.

Load
16 units must be successfully completed, 5 core units and 11 elective units.

Notes

Distance students require strong self motivation and must have 4-6 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.

Students in the Rockhampton region may have the opportunity to attend workshops. 

Practical work must be sourced by the student and signed off by a supervisor as evidence. Workbooks will be mailed out covering assessment material.

Related Courses

No related course found.

Resource Requirements

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required:
  • Protective Boots
  • Safety Glasses
  • Garden gloves
  • Wide-brim hat for outdoor work
  • Appropriate clothing  long sleeve cotton shirt and cotton drill shorts or trousers for outdoor work

Practical Placement Information

Each unit has a practical component. Students will need to have existing work within the Industry as Third Party Reports will be required by a qualified or experienced supervisor to show evidence of competency in practical components. 

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.

What else might I find useful?

Financial assistance with fees may be available through concessions or via ‘Time to Pay’ payment plan. This and other information such as student support, study and library assistance can be found at www.cqu.edu.au/current-student