Sherwood Park (Warrnambool), Workplace training
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|Study Mode||Full-time, Traineeship|
|Commencement||Start any time|
|Timetable||On-the-job training and assessments with four workplace visits from the trainer per year. Plus five week-long blocks per year 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.
Finesse your ﬂair for horticulture by taking your skills to the next level and learning how to create your own outdoor transformations.
During this traineeship, you will expand your plant identiﬁcation, propagation, pest, disease and weed control skills and knowledge.
You will develop the skills to create a garden while developing proﬁciency in pruning, soil and plant nutrition, plant displays, paving, retaining walls and grass maintenance. You will also train across a variety of facilities including our industrial hothouse and trial grounds for practical activities.
During this course, you will gain skills in knowledge in areas including implementing plant establishment, nutrition programs, pruning shrubs and small trees, installing irrigation systems and controlling plant pests and diseases.
Upon completion of this course, you could gain employment as a:
This course provides a pathway to the Diploma of Horticulture.
You need to be employed in this field before commencing this course. .
You need to be employed in this field as an apprentice or trainee before commencing this course.
If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs Centre for further advice.
To be eligible to be awarded this qualification you must successfully complete 16 units, 4 core and 11 electives.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|AHCPCM302||Provide information on plants and their culture||70||$0.00|
|AHCPMG302||Control plant pests, diseases and disorders||80||$0.00|
|AHCSOL303||Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas||60||$0.00|
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes||50||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|AHCARB301||Implement a tree maintenance program||40||$0.00|
|AHCARB302||Inspect trees for access and work||80||$0.00|
|AHCBUS402||Cost a project||50||$0.00|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals||50||$0.00|
|AHCIRG331||Install pressurised irrigation systems||70||$0.00|
|AHCLSC307||Implement a retaining wall project||100||$0.00|
|AHCMOM203||Operate basic machinery and equipment||20||$0.00|
|AHCMOM204||Undertake operational maintenance of machinery||30||$0.00|
|AHCNSY302||Receive and dispatch nursery products||40||$0.00|
|AHCNSY304||Deliver and promote sales of plants||40||$0.00|
|AHCNSY306||Implement a propagation plan||90||$0.00|
|AHCPCM301||Implement a plant nutrition program||60||$0.00|
|AHCPCM303||Identify plant specimens||80||$0.00|
|AHCPGD301||Implement a plant establishment program||80||$0.00|
|AHCPGD302||Plan and maintain plant displays||50||$0.00|
|AHCPGD303||Perform specialist amenity pruning||65||$0.00|
|AHCTRF303||Implement a grassed area maintenance program||60||$0.00|
|AHCWRK309||Apply environmentally sustainable work practices||50||$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)
A USI is a nationally recognised reference number that provides an online record of your training qualifications gained in Australia.
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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. More information can be obtained from your local Australian Apprenticeship Centre.
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. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at 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)||$3,540.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$10,895.00|
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)||$210.00|
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.
There are five simple steps to apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship with us.
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