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.
There are no entry requirements. CQUniversity requires BKSB to be completed before attempting Certificate II in Horticulture.
Students attempting to complete the traineeship Certificate II in Horticulture must be signed up through an industry body.
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|AQF Level||Level 2: Certificate II|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Possible employment outcomes include Horticulture worker and Horticulture assistant.
Study Mode Definitions
*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.
12 - 18 months full-time
|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|
|AHCPMG201||Treat weeds||More Information||Training.gov Details|
|AHCWHS201||Participate in work health and safety processes||More Information||Training.gov Details|
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|
|1||AHCWHS201 - Participate in work health and safety processes|
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|AHCPMG202||Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders|
|AHCSOL202||Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing|
|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|
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AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture – Start TAFE Now Admission Information
Year 10 - SEM 2
Year 11 - SEM 1
Year 11 - SEM 2
Year 12 - SEM 1
Year 12 - SEM 2
Gladstone on-line delivery information:
The program is delivered online for the theory component, with monthly on-campus one- day workshops.
Rockhampton on-campus delivery information:
The program is delivered on-campus one day per week at the Rockhampton City Campus.
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.
Students are required to purchase and supply their own personal protective equipment. Items include: