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.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $5010 (2019)
$5325 (2020)
Subsidised Full Fee $1770 (2019)
$1890 (2020)
Subsidised Concession Fee $975 (2019)
$1035 (2020)
Fee for service per unit $334 (2019)
$355 (2020)
Fee for service (International) $5325 (2020)
Fee for service per unit (International) $355 (2020)
Subsidised full fee per unit $118 (2019)
$126 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $65 (2019)
$69 (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 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

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

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: 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
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
August: Full Time/Part Time
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