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AHC30716 - Certificate III in Horticulture

Course Details

Course Summary

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in amenity horticulture. 

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements, however it is highly recommended that students have attained a Sound Achievement (SA) result in Year 10 numeracy and literacy subjects or equivalent prior to enrolling in this course. Distance - Mixed Mode students undertaking this course will need to participate in work placement or attend campus practical activities where available to fulfil the practical requirements of this course.

Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or high level course.

Vocational Placement and Work Integrated Learning

Students must complete a Vocational Placement and/or Work Integrated Learning as part of this qualification.

Additional information

Each unit in this course has a mandatory practical component. Students who are not already working in the industry or attending campus will be required to undertake work placement to complete their practical assessment. Co-assessment with a supervisor is required. Students will be required to complete a total of 720 hours (7 hours per week over 24 months) of Practical skills training in placement throughout the duration of the course. Students are responsible for finding their own placement.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $6,272.00 (2021)
$6,656.00 (2022)
Subsidised Full Fee $1,904.00 (2021)
$2,032.00 (2022)
Subsidised Concession Fee $1,344.00 (2021)
$1,440.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit $392.00 (2021)
$416.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee per unit $119.00 (2021)
$127.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $84.00 (2021)
$90.00 (2022)
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unit $63.20 (2021)
$67.00 (2022)
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 3: Certificate III

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 Career Opportunities could lead to employment as a Horticulture worker, a Horticulture assistant, a Horticulturist or a Gardener.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 5 core units
  2. Complete 11 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:
Mixed Mode Distance Study

2 years full-time

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Mixed Mode
  • Online
  • On-campus
Core


AHCPMG301 Control weeds More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture More Information Training.gov Details
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders More Information Training.gov Details
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes More Information Training.gov Details
Elective

Study Sequence Online Enrol into AHCWHS301 only. Remaining study sequence to be discussed with teaching staff.

Addition of Unit AHCARB301 Requires SME form and the wording A qualified and experienced SME (Subject Matter Expert) is required to observe, verify and sign off all practical components. The SME must only be persons who have:

• Arboriculture vocational competencies at least to the level being assessed

• Current Arboriculture industry skills directly relevant to the unit of competency being assessed

AS per Training .Gov

AHCARB301 Implement a tree maintenance program More Information Training.gov Details
AHCIRG331 Install pressurised irrigation systems More Information Training.gov Details
AHCNAR301 Maintain natural areas More Information Training.gov Details
AHCNAR303 Implement revegetation works More Information Training.gov Details
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices More Information Training.gov Details
AHCTRF303 Implement a grassed area maintenance program More Information Training.gov Details
AHCTRF302 Establish turf More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPGD303 Perform specialist amenity pruning More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPCM304 Report on health and condition of trees More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program More Information Training.gov Details
AHCNSY306 Implement a propagation plan More Information Training.gov Details
AHCNSY303 Install and maintain plant displays More Information Training.gov Details
AHCNSY301 Maintain nursery plants More Information Training.gov Details
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment More Information Training.gov Details
AHCIRG333 Maintain pressurised irrigation systems More Information Training.gov Details
AHCCHM304 Transport handle and store chemicals More Information Training.gov Details
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program 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 AHCWHS301 - Contribute to 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
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCPGD303 Perform specialist amenity pruning
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCCHM304 Transport handle and store chemicals
AHCIRG333 Maintain pressurised irrigation systems
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCNSY301 Maintain nursery plants
AHCNSY303 Install and maintain plant displays
AHCNSY306 Implement a propagation plan
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPCM304 Report on health and condition of trees
AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCTRF302 Establish turf
AHCTRF303 Implement a grassed area maintenance program
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCNAR303 Implement revegetation works
AHCNAR301 Maintain natural areas
AHCIRG331 Install pressurised irrigation systems
AHCARB301 Implement a tree maintenance program
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program

On-campus Rockhampton

2 years full-time
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Mixed Mode
  • On-campus
Core


AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture More Information Training.gov Details
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPMG301 Control weeds More Information Training.gov Details
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes More Information Training.gov Details
Elective

 Addition of Unit AHCARB301 Requires SME form and the wording A qualified and experienced SME (Subject Matter Expert) is required to observe, verify and sign off all practical components. The SME must only be persons who have:

• Arboriculture vocational competencies at least to the level being assessed

• Current Arboriculture industry skills directly relevant to the unit of competency being assessed

AS per Training .Gov

AHCARB301 Implement a tree maintenance program More Information Training.gov Details
AHCIRG331 Install pressurised irrigation systems More Information Training.gov Details
AHCNAR301 Maintain natural areas More Information Training.gov Details
AHCNAR303 Implement revegetation works More Information Training.gov Details
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices More Information Training.gov Details
AHCTRF303 Implement a grassed area maintenance program More Information Training.gov Details
AHCTRF302 Establish turf More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPGD303 Perform specialist amenity pruning More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPCM304 Report on health and condition of trees More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program More Information Training.gov Details
AHCNSY306 Implement a propagation plan More Information Training.gov Details
AHCNSY303 Install and maintain plant displays More Information Training.gov Details
AHCNSY301 Maintain nursery plants More Information Training.gov Details
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment More Information Training.gov Details
AHCIRG333 Maintain pressurised irrigation systems More Information Training.gov Details
AHCCHM304 Transport handle and store chemicals More Information Training.gov Details
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals 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 AHCWHS301 - Contribute to 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
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program
AHCCHM304 Transport handle and store chemicals
AHCIRG333 Maintain pressurised irrigation systems
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCNSY301 Maintain nursery plants
AHCNSY303 Install and maintain plant displays
AHCNSY306 Implement a propagation plan
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPCM304 Report on health and condition of trees
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program
AHCPGD303 Perform specialist amenity pruning
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCTRF302 Establish turf
AHCTRF303 Implement a grassed area maintenance program
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCNAR303 Implement revegetation works
AHCNAR301 Maintain natural areas
AHCIRG331 Install pressurised irrigation systems
AHCARB301 Implement a tree maintenance program
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals

On-campus Gladstone

2 years full-time
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Mixed Mode
  • On-campus
Core


AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture More Information Training.gov Details
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPMG301 Control weeds More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders More Information Training.gov Details
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas More Information Training.gov Details
Elective


AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals More Information Training.gov Details
AHCCHM304 Transport handle and store chemicals More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPCM304 Report on health and condition of trees More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPGD303 Perform specialist amenity pruning More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program More Information Training.gov Details
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program More Information Training.gov Details
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment More Information Training.gov Details
AHCIRG333 Maintain pressurised irrigation systems More Information Training.gov Details
AHCTRF303 Implement a grassed area maintenance program 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 AHCPCM302 - Provide information on plants and their culture
1 AHCWHS301 - Contribute to work health and safety processes
2 AHCPMG301 - Control weeds
2 AHCCHM303 - Prepare and apply chemicals
2 AHCCHM304 - Transport handle and store chemicals
3 AHCPMG302 - Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
4 AHCPCM304 - Report on health and condition of trees
5 AHCPGD303 - Perform specialist amenity pruning
6 AHCSOL303 - Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
6 AHCPCM301 - Implement a plant nutrition program
7 AHCWRK309 - Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
8 AHCPGD304 - Implement a landscape maintenance program
8 AHCPGD301 - Implement a plant establishment program
9 AHCMOM304 - Operate machinery and equipment
10 AHCIRG333 - Maintain pressurised irrigation systems
11 AHCTRF303 - Implement a grassed area maintenance program


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
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
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Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Mixed Mode Distance Study

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

On-campus Rockhampton

On-campus

Rockhampton City

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

On-campus Gladstone

On-campus

Gladstone

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

Domestic 2020 Availabilities

Mixed Mode Distance Study

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

On-campus Rockhampton

On-campus

Rockhampton City

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

On-campus Gladstone

On-campus

Gladstone

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

Domestic 2021 Availabilities

Mixed Mode Distance Study

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

On-campus Rockhampton

On-campus

Rockhampton City

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

On-campus Gladstone

On-campus

Gladstone

February: Full Time
March: Full Time
April: Full Time
May: Full Time
June: Full Time
July: Full Time
August: Full Time
September: Full Time
October: Full Time
November: Full Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
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Work Experience requirements

Students studying online 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:

  • Protective 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