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.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $4725 (2018)
$5010 (2019)
Subsidised Full Fee $1665 (2018)
$1770 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $915 (2018)
$975 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $334 (2019)
Subsidised full fee per unit $118 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $65 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
Study Area
  • Science and Environment
Skill Area
  • Horticulture
AQF Level Level 2: Certificate II

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

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.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 5 core units
  2. Complete 10 elective units
Standard Course Structure

12 - 18 months full-time

  • Online
  • On-campus
Core
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds More Information
AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders More Information
AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing More Information
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants More Information
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes More Information
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. VETiS Gladstone and Rockhampton - enrol into all units at once.
AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices More Information
AHCIRG215 Assist with low volume irrigation operations More Information
AHCLSC201 Assist with landscape construction work More Information
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment More Information
AHCNSY201 Pot up plants More Information
AHCNSY202 Care for nursery plants More Information
AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities More Information
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs More Information
AHCPGD203 Prune shrubs and small trees More Information
AHCWRK205 Participate in workplace communications More Information

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

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

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: Part Time
September: Part Time
October: Part Time

Gladstone

February: Part Time
June: 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
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
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
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
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
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
2018 Intakes
The availabilities listed here are for 2018.

Online

There are ten course intakes for 2018, available monthly from February to November.
1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
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. 

On-campus

There are nine course intakes for 2018, available monthly from February to October.
12 - 18 months full-time
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.  

VET in Schools (VETiS)

There is one course intake for 2018, available in February.
1 year part-time
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.
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

More Details

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