Version Effective: 1st of January, 2018
Version Effective: 1st of January, 2018

AHC20416 - Certificate II in Horticulture

Course Details

Course Summary

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.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $5,325.00 (2020)
Subsidised Full Fee $1,890.00 (2020)
Subsidised Concession Fee $1,035.00 (2020)
Fee for service per unit $355.00 (2020)
Subsidised full fee per unit $126.00 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $69.00 (2020)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Science and Environment
Skill Area
  • Horticulture
AQF Level Level 2: Certificate II

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Possible employment outcomes include Horticulture worker and Horticulture assistant.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 5 core units
  2. Complete 10 elective units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Please select a course structure from the options below:
Standard Course Structure

12 - 18 months full-time

  • On-campus
  • Online
Core
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders More Information Training.gov Details
AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants More Information Training.gov Details
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes More Information Training.gov Details
Elective

Study Sequence

Online - Enrol into AHCWHS201 only. Remaining study sequence to be discussed with teaching staff.

On-campus - Enrol into AHCWHS201 only. Remaining study sequence to be discussed with teaching staff. 

Start TAFE Now (STN) Gladstone and Rockhampton - Enrol into all units at once.

AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices More Information Training.gov Details
AHCIRG215 Assist with low volume irrigation operations More Information Training.gov Details
AHCLSC201 Assist with landscape construction work More Information Training.gov Details
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment More Information Training.gov Details
AHCNSY201 Pot up plants More Information Training.gov Details
AHCNSY202 Care for nursery plants More Information Training.gov Details
AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPGD203 Prune shrubs and small trees More Information Training.gov Details
AHCWRK205 Participate in workplace communications More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 AHCWHS201 - Participate in work health and safety processes

The following units have no specific enrolment order and you should discuss the order of enrolment for these with your teacher.
Unit Code Unit Name
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants
AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCIRG215 Assist with low volume irrigation operations
AHCLSC201 Assist with landscape construction work
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment
AHCNSY201 Pot up plants
AHCNSY202 Care for nursery plants
AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs
AHCPGD203 Prune shrubs and small trees
AHCWRK205 Participate in workplace communications

Trainee Course Structure

12 - 18 months full-time

  • Online
  • On-campus
Core
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants More Information Training.gov Details
AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds More Information Training.gov Details
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes More Information Training.gov Details
Elective

Study Sequence

Online - Enrol into AHCWHS201 only. Remaining study sequence to be discussed with teaching staff.

On-campus - Enrol into AHCWHS201 only. Remaining study sequence to be discussed with teaching staff.

Start TAFE Now (STN) Gladstone and Rockhampton - Enrol into all units at once.

AHCWRK205 Participate in workplace communications More Information Training.gov Details
AHCIRG215 Assist with low volume irrigation operations More Information Training.gov Details
AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices More Information Training.gov Details
AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPGD206 CONDUCT VISUAL INSPECTION OF PARK FACILITIES More Information Training.gov Details
AHCTRF201 ASSIST WITH TURF CONSTRUCTION More Information Training.gov Details
AHCTRF203 RENOVATE GRASSED AREAS More Information Training.gov Details
AHCARB201 Apply a range of treatments to trees More Information Training.gov Details
AHCBIO201 Inspect and clean machinery for plant, animal and soil material More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPGD203 Prune shrubs and small trees More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs More Information Training.gov Details
AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities More Information Training.gov Details
AHCNSY202 Care for nursery plants More Information Training.gov Details
AHCNSY201 Pot up plants More Information Training.gov Details
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment More Information Training.gov Details
AHCLSC201 Assist with landscape construction work More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 AHCWHS201 - Participate in work health and safety processes

The following units have no specific enrolment order and you should discuss the order of enrolment for these with your teacher.
Unit Code Unit Name
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants
AHCTRF203 RENOVATE GRASSED AREAS
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment
AHCNSY201 Pot up plants
AHCNSY202 Care for nursery plants
AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs
AHCPGD203 Prune shrubs and small trees
AHCBIO201 Inspect and clean machinery for plant, animal and soil material
AHCARB201 Apply a range of treatments to trees
AHCTRF201 ASSIST WITH TURF CONSTRUCTION
AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCPGD206 CONDUCT VISUAL INSPECTION OF PARK FACILITIES
AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCIRG215 Assist with low volume irrigation operations
AHCWRK205 Participate in workplace communications
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCLSC201 Assist with landscape construction work

Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Practical Task
RPL
Written/Electronic Assessment
Third Party Verification
Course Learning Outcomes
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Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

On-campus

Rockhampton City

February: Part Time
March: Part Time
April: Part Time
May: Part Time
June: Part Time
July: Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Part Time
October: Part Time

Gladstone

February: Part Time
June: Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time

Biloela Study Centre

August: Full Time/Part Time

Emerald

August: Full Time/Part Time

Mackay City

August: Full Time/Part Time

Yeppoon Study Centre

August: Full Time/Part Time
Online
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time

Trainee Course Structure

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Domestic 2020 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

On-campus

Gladstone

February: Part Time
March: Part Time
April: Part Time
May: Part Time
June: Part Time
July: Part Time
August: Part Time
September: Part Time
October: Part Time
November: Part Time

Rockhampton City

February: Part Time
March: Part Time
April: Part Time
May: Part Time
June: Part Time
July: Part Time
August: Part Time
September: Part Time
October: Part Time
November: Part Time
Online
January: Full Time/Part Time
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time

Trainee Course Structure

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
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Practical Placement Information

Students studying online will be required to undertake a Practical Placement to meet practical competency requirements. The Practical Placement must be in a Horticulture setting where there is a qualified or experienced supervisor to sign off on third party documentation.


It is highly recommended for students studying on-campus to undertake a Practical Placement in a Horticulture setting. The Practical Placement is not mandatory for on-campus students due to practical competency requirements begin satisfied in class.


Work Experience requirements

Students studying online and who are not currently working in the Horticulture industry will be required to seek and complete work experience whilst studying, to meet practical competency requirements. 


Within the work experience environment, there must be a supervisor available who has at least 2 years’ experience in the Horticulture industry, or must hold a relevant Certificate (more information will be provided by the teacher during the initial meeting). The supervisor will be responsible for signing off on third party reports which are required for practical observations for each unit of competency. Teaching staff will provide third party reports to students as part of unit assessment requirements. 


It is not mandatory for students who are studying on-campus to complete work experience as practical requirements will be satisfied by in class activities. 


Resource Requirements

Students are required to purchase and supply their own personal protective equipment. Items include: 

  • Steel Cap 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
  • Sunscreen