Sherwood Park (Warrnambool), Workplace training
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|Study Mode||Full-time, Apprenticeship|
|Commencement||Start any time|
|Timetable||Workplace delivery: on-the-job training plus four visits by the trainer per year Trade school delivery: on-the-job training and attend week-long on-campus training sessions in five blocks, along with one workplace visit by the trainer per year.|
Looking to start a career in horticulture working in a wholesale or retail nursery?
This apprenticeship will give you the hands-on skills and knowledge to begin your career working in a nurseries, either wholesale or retail. With on-the-job training, you will develop a range of skills including weed control, pest and disease control, plant identification and the safe use of chemicals.
Upon completion of this apprenticeship, you will be equipped with the skills to gain work in a retail or wholesale nursery.
You will learn a variety of skills including controlling weeds, plant pests, diseases and disorders, preparing and applying chemicals, maintaining nursery plants, troubleshooting irrigation systems, and implementing a plant nutrition and propagation plan.
Upon successful completion, you will be equipped with the skills to gain employement as a wholesale or retail nursery worker, supervisor, manager or owner.
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.
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.
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 for this qualification, you must successfully complete 16 units: 9 core and 7 elective.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals||50||$0.00|
|AHCCHM307||Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases||70||$65.00|
|AHCIRG338||Troubleshoot irrigation systems||50||$0.00|
|AHCNSY308||Maintain nursery plants||40||$0.00|
|AHCPCM305||Implement a plant nutrition program||60||$0.00|
|AHCPCM306||Provide information on plants and their culture||70||$0.00|
|AHCPMG302||Control plant pests, diseases and disorders||80||$0.00|
|AHCSOL305||Prepare growing media||40||$0.00|
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes||50||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|AHCBIO303||Apply biosecurity measures||100||$0.00|
|AHCIRG346||Operate pressurised irrigation systems||50||$0.00|
|AHCNSY309||Receive and dispatch nursery products||40||$0.00|
|AHCNSY313||Implement a propagation plan||90||$0.00|
|AHCPGD301||Implement a plant establishment program||80||$0.00|
|AHCSOL203||Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing||30||$0.00|
|AHCWRK305||Coordinate work site activities||70||$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.
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)||$3,115.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$17,960.00|
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)||$215.00|
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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