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.
|How to Apply||Please Enquire or Apply Online|
|AQF Level||Level 2: Certificate II|
There are no entry requirements.
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.
12 - 18 months full-time
|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|
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|
|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|
|Third Party Verification|
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: