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|Study Mode||Full-time, Traineeship|
|Commencement||Start any time|
|Timetable||On-the-job training and assessments with four workplace visits per year. Some training and assessments will be delivered on campus.|
Whilst we pride ourselves on our hands-on training, we have had to adjust most of our courses for study from home and remote learning during the COVID-19 restrictions. This means courses will be delivered using a range of methods including online learning, virtual classrooms, workbooks and direct contact with your teacher.
Given the government restrictions that are now in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus in Australia, we expect this new model of study will continue until the government makes changes to these restrictions.
This traineeship is an introductory level course suitable for people interested in horticulture as a career.
This course is very hands-on and will cover OH&S, recognise plants, lay paving, pot up plants, propagation, planting, pruning, chemicals (under supervision), micro-irrigation, weeds, pests, diseases & disorders, soil properties, display plantings and first aid.
With increasing urbanisation, amenity horticulture is a growth industry and horticultural food production both at a local level and for wider distribution as a business enterprise is on the rise.
This course is will give you hands-on skills and knowledge in a variety of areas including:
This course will provide a pathway to work in any horticultural enterprise. 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:
You need to be employed in the horticulture industry before commencing this course.
You need to be employed in this field before commencing this course. If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs centre for further advice on 1300 648 911.
You need to be employed in this field as an apprentice or trainee before commencing this course.
To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 15 units; 5 core and 10 elective.
|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|
|AHCCHM201||Apply chemicals under supervision||30||$0.00|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals||50||$0.00|
|AHCCHM307||Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases||70||$60.00|
|AHCMOM203||Operate basic machinery and equipment||20||$0.00|
|AHCMOM204||Undertake operational maintenance of machinery||30||$0.00|
|AHCMOM213||Operate and maintain chainsaws||40||$30.00|
|AHCNSY203||Undertake propagation activities||30||$0.00|
|AHCPGD201||Plant trees and shrubs||20||$0.00|
|AHCPGD202||Prepare and maintain plant displays||35||$0.00|
|AHCPGD203||Prune shrubs and small trees||35||$0.00|
|AHCTRF203||Renovate grassed areas||30||$0.00|
|AHCWRK209||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices||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
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
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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.
The Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program provides a number of incentives to assist employers who take on an Australian Apprentice, particularly where the Australian Apprenticeship is in a trade experiencing a skills shortage.
Find out more about the incentives available and hiring an apprentice or trainee on the Australian Apprenticeships website.
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.
Find out more or chat with our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911, or visit a SWTAFE Campus.
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon 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.
Not sure which course is right for you? South West TAFE will help you find your way.
Our Careers Coaches at the Skills and Jobs Centre is here to support you. Whether you’re exploring career options, transitioning from school to the workforce or looking to study after school we’re here to help you. Call, email or drop in.
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There are five simple steps to apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship with us.
As a SWTAFE student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, visit our student page.