Certificate IV in Horticulture

Skill yourself up for a career managing people and projects in the horticulture industry. 
Length
2 Years Part Time
Qualification Code
AHC40416

Skill yourself up for a career managing people and projects in the horticulture industry. 

Perhaps you have just bought a horticulture business or are becoming a manager in a horticulture enterprise, or perhaps you have completed a horticulture trade qualification, and are looking to step up your responsibilities in the workplace. You'll learn how to supervise work routines and staff performance along with managing construction work.

This program can be taken as part of a traineeship in your workplace or if you’re not a trainee, you can study in our specialised Rural Sciences Skills Centre on campus.

  • Horticulturist
  • Retail nursery manager

On completion of this program, you can expect to gain middle management and supervisory positions within varying areas of the horticultural industry and may also establish their own business.

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.

MAINTAIN WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES
AHCWHS401
OPERATE WITHIN A BUDGET FRAMEWORK
AHCBUS404
COST A PROJECT
AHCBUS407
TRANSPORT AND STORE CHEMICALS
AHCCHM304
PREPARE AND APPLY CHEMICALS TO CONTROL PEST, WEEDS AND DISEASES
AHCCHM307
DEVELOP PROCEDURES TO MINIMISE RISKS IN THE USE OF CHEMICALS
AHCCHM401
PLAN A GROWING-ON PROGRAM
AHCNSY401
PLAN A PROPAGATION PROGRAM
AHCNSY402
RECOMMEND PLANTS AND CULTURAL PRACTICES
AHCPCM401
DEVELOP A SOIL HEALTH AND PLANT NUTRITION PROGRAM
AHCPCM402
DESIGN PLANT DISPLAYS
AHCPGD401
PLAN A PLANT ESTABLISHMENT PROGRAM
AHCPGD402
CONTROL PLANT PESTS, DISEASES AND DISORDERS
AHCPMG302
SAMPLE SOILS AND INTERPRET RESULTS
AHCSOL401
IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR QUALITY ASSURANCE PROCEDURES
AHCWRK401
SUPERVISE WORK ROUTINES AND STAFF PERFORMANCE
AHCWRK403
Wednesday evenings: 6.00 to 9.00pm

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Applicants must provide evidence at interview of prior knowledge and skills (i.e., trade qualifications, industry experience) that would demonstrate sufficient underpinning knowledge to gain entry at Level 4. If sufficient underpinning knowledge cannot be demonstrated, enrolment in Levels 2 or 3 would be necessary.

 

Extra Requirements

All applicants required to attend an interview will be contacted by the Rural Sciences Skills Centre.All applicants required to attend an interview will be contacted by the Rural Sciences Skills Centre.

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: LLS

National course code: AHC40416

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