Certificate III in Horticulture

Do you love having the sun on your back and getting your hands dirty? Let us help you to forge a career in horticulture - one of Australia's fastest growing industries.
Ballarat - Gillies St
Wimmera - Horsham
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Gillies St
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ongoing enrolments after sign up with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN)
Wimmera - Horsham
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ongoing enrolments after sign up with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN)
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Length
1 year on campus student or a 2 year traineeship
Qualification Code
AHC30716

Free TAFE

This course is in the Free TAFE for Priority Courses list. Find out about the initiative and your eligibility

You’ll learn a wide range of creative, hands-on skills like planning plant displays, operating machinery, pruning and propagating plants. You’ll choose from a range of electives to match your career dreams while you make the most of our unique location, surrounded by the Ballarat Botanical Gardens and backing onto a large wetland area.

 

 

  • Gardener
  • Horticulturist

On completion, you will be qualified to work within the horticultural industry performing a wide range of gardening and horticulture tasks.

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.

PROVIDE INFORMATION ON PLANTS AND THEIR CULTURE
AHCPCM302
CONTROL WEEDS
AHCPMG301
CONTROL PLANT PESTS, DISEASES AND DISORDERS
AHCPMG302
IMPLEMENT SOIL IMPROVEMENTS FOR GARDEN AND TURF AREAS
AHCSOL303
CONTRIBUTE TO WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES
AHCWHS301
RECOGNISE TREES
AHCARB214
IDENTIFY TREES
AHCARB313
COST A PROJECT
AHCBUS402
TRANSPORT AND STORE CHEMICALS
AHCCHM304
PREPARE AND APPLY CHEMICALS TO CONTROL PEST, WEEDS AND DISEASES
AHCCHM307
CONSTRUCT LANDSCAPE FEATURES USING CONCRETE
AHCLSC302
ERECT TIMBER STRUCTURES AND FEATURES
AHCLSC304
CONSTRUCT STONE STRUCTURES AND FEATURES
AHCLSC305
IMPLEMENT A PAVING PROJECT
AHCLSC306
OPERATE AND MAINTAIN CHAINSAWS
AHCMOM213
OPERATE MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT
AHCMOM304
MAINTAIN NURSERY PLANTS
AHCNSY301
IMPLEMENT A PROPAGATION PLAN
AHCNSY306
IMPLEMENT A PLANT NUTRITION PROGRAM
AHCPCM301
IDENTIFY PLANT SPECIMENS
AHCPCM303
IMPLEMENT A PLANT ESTABLISHMENT PROGRAM
AHCPGD301
PLAN AND MAINTAIN PLANT DISPLAYS
AHCPGD302
PERFORM SPECIALIST AMENITY PRUNING
AHCPGD303
APPLY ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES
AHCWRK309
On-campus students attend 18 hours per week. Students commencing in July 2020 at Ballarat will attend Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 9am to 4pm. Trainees attend on average for 6 hours per week.

Entry requirements (year 12)

Apprentices will need to be employed with a signed agreement. There are no formal entry requirements for non-apprenticeship students.

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: LLP

National course code: AHC30716

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.

Other study costs

You will need to supply:

  • Closed in boots/shoes

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.

As part of the National Horticulture Training Package, this course may be used as credit towards further studies 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

Sharon Cini