Diploma of Horticulture

Here is your opportunity to take your horticultural expertise to the next level as you develop your leadership skills.
Ballarat - Gillies St
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Ballarat - Gillies St
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Length
1 year
Qualification Code
AHC50416

You love creating outdoor spaces for your community to enjoy and you have plenty of industry experience. Now is the time to build on the skills you have learnt and get prepared to step into a leadership role.

You will develop your practical knowledge of landscape design, plant classification and plant problem diagnosis, as well as learn leadership and management skills including production and restoration planning, preparation of estimates and quotes and providing leadership.

But one of the best things about this program is that while practising your new skills on location in the beautiful and historic Ballarat Botanical Gardens, you can complete the diploma in just 1 year.

  • Site manager
  • Small business owner
  • Nursery manager
  • Garden manager
  • Landscape production manager
  • Horticultural production consultant
  • Landscape designer

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

PREPARE ESTIMATES, QUOTES AND TENDERS
AHCBUS504
PREPARE A LANDSCAPE DESIGN
AHCDES502
MANAGE LANDSCAPE PROJECTS
AHCLSC502
DIAGNOSE PLANT HEALTH PROBLEMS
AHCPCM501
COLLECT AND CLASSIFY PLANTS
AHCPCM502
SPECIFY PLANTS FOR LANDSCAPES
AHCPCM503
PLAN THE RESTORATION OF PARKS AND GARDENS
AHCPGD502
DEVELOP A HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTION PLAN
AHCPHT502
MONITOR AND MANAGE SOILS FOR PRODUCTION
AHCSOL505
PROVIDE LEADERSHIP ACROSS THE ORGANISATION
BSBMGT605
8 hours per day, 3 days per week

Entry requirements (year 12)

Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students (2019) and recent secondary graduates (2017 and 2018)

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this program.

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Admissions Criteria for applicants with a higher education study 

Prerequisites 

There are no prerequisites for this program.

Admissions Criteria for applicants with a vocational education and training study

Prerequisites 

There are no prerequisites for this program.

Admissions Criteria for applicants with work and life expereince

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this program.

Extra Requirements

Essential requirements for selection and application

 

Interview

 

Compulsory: All applicants must attend an interview prior to enrolment. The purpose of the interview is to discuss your eligibility and suitability for the program by going over the literacy and numeracy review and the pre-training review form. The interview is the last step before enrolment and you will usually be able to enrol on the same day. Timely applicants will be contacted by a FedUni staff member to arrange an interview time. Late applicants should call 1800 333 864.

 

Pre-training review (VET)

 

Compulsory: All applicants must complete a pre-training review form prior to enrolment. The form will assist in determining your suitability to enrol in the program that you have applied for. You should complete the green section of the form and then bring it along to your pre-enrolment interview where the teacher/coordinator will complete the rest of the form with you. Visit our website for more information and to download the form.

 

Language literacy and numeracy assessment (VET)

 

Compulsory: All applicants must complete a literacy and numeracy review prior to enrolment. The review is designed to assess your skills to ensure you have the foundations for successful completion of your studies. It will also enable teachers to identify any gaps in your current skills and allow them to offer additional support with literacy and/or numeracy to assist you to manage the requirements of your program.  For more information and to complete the review visit our website.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE application page for further information.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: JDH

National course code: AHC50416

Fees are subject to change annually.

Tuition and material fees (if applicable) will be charged at enrolment.

For further information regarding tuition and material fees, please view 2021 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) .  

Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.

Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

Fee assistance: VET Student Loans may be available for eligible Diploma and Advanced Diploma enrolments.

For further information on paying your fees please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
 

2021 TAFE Eligibility Exemptions

 

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions. 

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level you may be eligible to enrol in a government subsidised place with a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
 

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2021.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

Certificate III in Horticulture

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Federation TAFE

Course coordinator

Peta Watson