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Want to turn your passion for plants and working outdoors into a career you will love?
Certificate II in Horticulture will give you an introduction to working in horticulture and bushland regeneration. You will develop skills and experience to gain employment in the horticulture industry, volunteer on bushland projects or to work on your own bushland property.
The program has been designed to meet industry needs and bushland regeneration requirements for landcare groups, volunteers and people involved in Bushland management at a personal level.
Delivery will be in class face to face and in the field in bushland environments with an expectation to undertake basic research and practice practical tasks between classes under self- direction.
The course is a combination of theory and practical work with much of the work completed during class time.
You will work in local bushland areas to gain practical experience and as part of the assessments. You will visit a range of natural areas, businesses and agencies to give you an idea of the breadth and diversity of the industry and employment opportunities. You will also work with local Landcare and volunteer groups.
During this course, you will develop skills in:
This course will provide a pathway to work in any horticultural industry. Upon successful completion, you will be ready to start a horticultural career at worker level that can then develop into more specialist areas or managerial positions with further experience and training.
Career opportunities include work within the areas of parks and gardens, landscaping, garden maintenance, nurseries, hothouse production, and orchards.
This qualification can provide a pathway to further study in the horticulture field including:
Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts.
To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 15 units; 5 core and 8 elective units.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|AHCPMG202||Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders||30||$0.00|
|AHCSOL202||Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing||25||$0.00|
|AHCWHS201||Participate in work health and safety processes||20||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|AHCLSC201||Assist with landscape construction work||30||$0.00|
|AHCLSC205||Install tree protection devices||20||$0.00|
|AHCMOM203||Operate basic machinery and equipment||20||$0.00|
|AHCNAR201||Carry out natural area restoration works||40||$0.00|
|AHCNAR305||Collect native seed||40||$0.00|
|AHCNSY203||Undertake propagation activities||30||$0.00|
|AHCPCM202||Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens||30||$0.00|
|AHCPGD201||Plant trees and shrubs||20||$0.00|
|AHCPGD203||Prune shrubs and small trees||35||$0.00|
|AHCWRK204||Work effectively in the industry||20||$0.00|
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$1,900.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$5,505.00|
Students who are eligible for Victorian government-subsidised training will not pay course tuition fees for the duration of their enrolment in this course, however, there may be some consumable/material fees for the course (find out more below). The consumable fees for this course are listed in the above table.
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Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined and discussed with you prior to enrolment.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$165.00|
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
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