Certificate II in Horticulture

Get qualified to work in horticulture with our highly practical certificate. This skills based certificate can be taken as part of a traineeship or as an on-campus student.

Free TAFE

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You’ll learn a wide range of creative, hands-on skills like planning plant displays, operating machinery and propagating plants. You’ll choose from a range of electives to match your career dreams while you make the most of your specialised learning environment.

Horticulture is playing an increasingly vital role in conserving our environment and maintaining flora for future generations. The program is varied and facilitates entry into a range of industry sectors including landscaping, parks and gardens, and employment in areas such as local government, contract maintenance businesses, botanic gardens and general horticultural enterprises.

At the end of your six months of training, you might decide to continue studying or instead take up one of the 50,000 new jobs that the Australian Government expects to be available in nurseries and gardens over the next five years.

 

  • Nursery assistant
  • Gardening labourer
  • Landscape assistant

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.

RECOGNISE PLANTS
AHCPCM201
TREAT WEEDS
AHCPMG201
TREAT PLANT PESTS, DISEASES AND DISORDERS
AHCPMG202
ASSIST WITH SOIL OR GROWING MEDIA SAMPLING AND TESTING
AHCSOL202
PARTICIPATE IN WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES
AHCWHS201
APPLY A RANGE OF TREATMENTS TO TREES
AHCARB201
APPLY A RANGE OF TREATMENTS TO TREES
AHCARB201A
OPERATE AND MAINTAIN STUMP GRINDING MACHINES
AHCARB206
PERFORM PRUNING OPERATIONS
AHCARB303
TIE, DRESS, SET AND FINISH ARBORIST KNOTS
AHCARB311
USE STANDARD CLIMBING TECHNIQUES TO ACCESS TREES
AHCARB312
APPLY CHEMICALS UNDER SUPERVISION
AHCCHM201
MAINTAIN PROPERTIES AND STRUCTURES
AHCINF203
MAINTAIN PROPERTIES AND STRUCTURES
AHCINF203A
FABRICATE AND REPAIR METAL OR PLASTIC STRUCTURES
AHCINF204
ASSIST WITH PRESSURISED IRRIGATION OPERATIONS
AHCIRG217
ASSIST WITH LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION WORK
AHCLSC201
CONSTRUCT LOW-PROFILE TIMBER OR MODULAR RETAINING WALLS
AHCLSC202
INSTALL AGGREGATE PATHS
AHCLSC203
LAY PAVING
AHCLSC204
INSTALL TREE PROTECTION DEVICES
AHCLSC205
OPERATE TRACTORS
AHCMOM202
OPERATE BASIC MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT
AHCMOM203
UNDERTAKE OPERATIONAL MAINTENANCE OF MACHINERY
AHCMOM204
OPERATE VEHICLES
AHCMOM205
OPERATE QUAD BIKES
AHCMOM212
OPERATE AND MAINTAIN CHAINSAWS
AHCMOM213
POT UP PLANTS
AHCNSY201
POT UP PLANTS
AHCNSY201A
CARE FOR NURSERY PLANTS
AHCNSY202
TEND NURSERY PLANTS
AHCNSY202A
UNDERTAKE PROPAGATION ACTIVITIES
AHCNSY203
UNDERTAKE PROPAGATION ACTIVITIES
AHCNSY203A
MAINTAIN INDOOR PLANTS
AHCNSY204
MAINTAIN INDOOR PLANTS
AHCNSY204A
COLLECT, PREPARE AND PRESERVE PLANT SPECIMENS
AHCPCM202
FELL SMALL TREES
AHCPCM203
PLANT TREES AND SHRUBS
AHCPGD201
PREPARE AND MAINTAIN PLANT DISPLAYS
AHCPGD202
PRUNE SHRUBS AND SMALL TREES
AHCPGD203
TRANSPLANT SMALL TREES
AHCPGD204
PREPARE A GRAVE SITE
AHCPGD205
CONDUCT VISUAL INSPECTION OF PARK FACILITIES
AHCPGD206
ASSIST WITH TURF CONSTRUCTION
AHCTRF201A
PREPARE TURF SURFACES FOR PLAY
AHCTRF202A
RENOVATE GRASSED AREAS
AHCTRF203
RENOVATE GRASSED AREAS
AHCTRF203A
SUPPORT TURF ESTABLISHMENT
AHCTRF204A
WORK EFFECTIVELY IN THE INDUSTRY
AHCWRK204
PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATIONS
AHCWRK205
OBSERVE ENTERPRISE QUALITY ASSURANCE PROCEDURES
AHCWRK206
OBSERVE ENTERPRISE QUALITY ASSURANCE PROCEDURES
AHCWRK206A
COLLECT AND RECORD PRODUCTION DATA
AHCWRK207
PROVIDE INFORMATION ON PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
AHCWRK208
PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES
AHCWRK209
PROCESS AND MAINTAIN WORKPLACE INFORMATION
BSBINM201
USE BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
BSBWOR204
TRIM AND CUT FELLED TREES
FWPCOT2239
UNDERTAKE BRUSHCUTTING OPERATIONS
FWPFGM2207
FALL TREES MANUALLY (INTERMEDIATE)
FWPFGM3212
USE HAND TOOLS
MEM18001C
USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS
MEM18002B
CONTROL STOCK
SIRRINV002
PRODUCE VISUAL MERCHANDISE DISPLAYS
SIRRMER001
BALANCE AND SECURE POINT-OF-SALE TERMINAL
SIRRRTF001
ENGAGE THE CUSTOMER
SIRXCEG001
ORGANISE AND MAINTAIN THE STORE ENVIRONMENT
SIRXIND002
ADVISE ON PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
SIRXPDK001
SELL TO THE RETAIL CUSTOMER
SIRXSLS001
SHIFT MATERIALS SAFELY USING MANUAL HANDLING METHODS
TLID1001
Wednesday to Friday - 9am to 4pm

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

There are no formal entry requirements for this program.

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: LKD

National course code: AHC20416

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.

This program offers a pathway into the 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 College