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.
Location
Wimmera - Horsham, Ballarat - Gillies St
Qualification Code
AHC30716
Length
1 year on campus student or a 2 year traineeship
Commences
February 2021

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.

CONTROL WEEDS
AHCPMG301, 70 credit points
RECOGNISE TREES
AHCARB208, 40 credit points
IDENTIFY TREES
AHCARB313, 90 credit points
COST A PROJECT
AHCBUS402, 50 credit points
TRANSPORT AND STORE CHEMICALS
AHCCHM304, 50 credit points
PREPARE AND APPLY CHEMICALS TO CONTROL PEST, WEEDS AND DISEASES
AHCCHM307, 70 credit points
CONSTRUCT LANDSCAPE FEATURES USING CONCRETE
AHCLSC302, 80 credit points
ERECT TIMBER STRUCTURES AND FEATURES
AHCLSC304, 60 credit points
CONSTRUCT STONE STRUCTURES AND FEATURES
AHCLSC305, 50 credit points
IMPLEMENT A PAVING PROJECT
AHCLSC306, 100 credit points
OPERATE AND MAINTAIN CHAINSAWS
AHCMOM213, 40 credit points
OPERATE MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT
AHCMOM304, 40 credit points
MAINTAIN NURSERY PLANTS
AHCNSY301, 40 credit points
IMPLEMENT A PROPAGATION PLAN
AHCNSY306, 90 credit points
IMPLEMENT A PLANT NUTRITION PROGRAM
AHCPCM301, 60 credit points
IDENTIFY PLANT SPECIMENS
AHCPCM303, 80 credit points
IMPLEMENT A PLANT ESTABLISHMENT PROGRAM
AHCPGD301, 80 credit points
PLAN AND MAINTAIN PLANT DISPLAYS
AHCPGD302, 50 credit points
PERFORM SPECIALIST AMENITY PRUNING
AHCPGD303, 65 credit points
APPLY ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES
AHCWRK309, 50 credit points

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

Entry requirements (year 12)

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

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.

Fees are subject to change annually.

Fees are payable at the time of enrolment. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day.

For further information regarding these costs, please view 2020 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) for tuition and materials fees payable to FedUni.  

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.

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

2020 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 2020.

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 FedUni 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