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Course Overview

Code:
AHC20416
Course Type:
Accredited course
Mode of Delivery:
On Campus
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Intakes

Course Duration:
27 weeks
Commencing in:
  • 2024

2024 Intake

Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
06/03/2024 Morwell Wednesday 9:00am-4:00pm
08/05/2024 Morwell Wednesday 9:00am-4:00pm
12/06/2024 Morwell Wednesday 9:00am-4:00pm
24/07/2024 Morwell Wednesday 9:00am-4:00pm
21/08/2024 Morwell Wednesday 9:00am-4:00pm
16/10/2024 Morwell Wednesday 9:00am-4:00pm

About this course

Do you enjoy learning in a hands-on environment? Are you someone who thrives when your practical skills are put to the test? Then read on!
A Certificate II in Horticulture can take you where you want to go. This exciting qualification will take you outdoors where you will develop and practice skills in machinery operation, plant growth, soils, diseases and pests.

Experience what the horticultural industry has to offer in a fun and practical way.
You’ll work very closely with our expert teachers, create and maintain garden beds and learn vital nursery and orchard skills. You will put your new knowledge into practice right away, increasing your confidence and employment opportunities.
Go on to gain an apprenticeship in horticulture or seek employment as a garden hand, agricultural/horticulture roles, or in a nursery. You might even want to explore further study Certificate III or IV in Horticulture. Both options would give you more specialised skills while increasing your chances of employment, as you gain hands-on experience in the industry you already love.

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete this qualification may undertake an apprenticeship in horticulture or attain employment as a garden hand, agricultural/horticulture roles, nursery work or progress into further study.

Opportunities for Further Study

AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture
AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture

Skills or Knowledge gained

This course involves hands on learning, both outdoor and indoor and enables students to develop and practice skills including machinery operation, plant growth, soils, diseases and pests. This qualification also includes creating and maintaining garden beds, nursery and orchard skills. This is a real 'doing' course and involves fun learning, getting dirty and experiencing all of what is offered in the horticultural industry.

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: Yes

Mandatory entry requirements:

Profile / Fulltime Trainee Students: Minimum age of 17 years (this is not a training package requirement). Profile students in Victoria must be 17 years of age or older and not enrolled at secondary school to be eligible to enrol in this qualification.
School Based Apprentice / Trainee (SBAT): Must be 15 years or older to undertake a SBAT. SBATs must be 16 years of age or older to be operate machinery such as Tractors, according to manufacturer specifications.

Recommended entry Requirements:

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry, often as a part time or full time traineeship, including School Based Trainee.
Applicants wishing to undertake the qualification are required to complete a full Language, Literacy & Numeracy assessment, as well as a Pre training Review.
Applicants are also required to complete a interview with one of the trainers before enrolment can proceed into this course.

Limitations to course Entry:

Students must have access to a reliable internet connection.
Students must have access to a computer or tablet that will support course work to be completed in our Learning Management System Moodle. We recommend that this also includes a headset (integrated microphone and earphones).
Students intending to work within the horticultural industry must be physically fit, this includes the ability to bend and lift. Students must be able to spend considerable time on their feet throughout their working day.

Minimum Industry Requirement

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II In Horticulture.

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: Yes

Students are strongly encouraged and may undertake up to 120 hours of vocational placement, this is designed to enhance the students learning throughout the course.
The student is required to organise the placement.

Placement to be arranged by: Student

Course Overview

Code:
AHC20416
Course Type:
Accredited course
Mode of Delivery:
Traineeship
Enquiry

Enquire Online

Provide your details below and we'll be in contact soon!

Intakes

Course Duration:
27 weeks
Commencing in:
  • 2024

2024 Intake

Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
06/03/2024 Morwell Wednesday 9:00am-4:00pm
08/05/2024 Morwell Wednesday 9:00am-4:00pm
12/06/2024 Morwell Wednesday 9:00am-4:00pm
24/07/2024 Morwell Wednesday 9:00am-4:00pm
21/08/2024 Morwell Wednesday 9:00am-4:00pm
16/10/2024 Morwell Wednesday 9:00am-4:00pm

About this course

Do you enjoy learning in a hands-on environment? Are you someone who thrives when your practical skills are put to the test? Then read on!
A Certificate II in Horticulture can take you where you want to go. This exciting qualification will take you outdoors where you will develop and practice skills in machinery operation, plant growth, soils, diseases and pests.

Experience what the horticultural industry has to offer in a fun and practical way.
You’ll work very closely with our expert teachers, create and maintain garden beds and learn vital nursery and orchard skills. You will put your new knowledge into practice right away, increasing your confidence and employment opportunities.
Go on to gain an apprenticeship in horticulture or seek employment as a garden hand, agricultural/horticulture roles, or in a nursery. You might even want to explore further study Certificate III or IV in Horticulture. Both options would give you more specialised skills while increasing your chances of employment, as you gain hands-on experience in the industry you already love.

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete this qualification may undertake an apprenticeship in horticulture or attain employment as a garden hand, agricultural/horticulture roles, nursery work or progress into further study.

Opportunities for Further Study

AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture
AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture

Skills or Knowledge gained

This course involves hands on learning, both outdoor and indoor and enables students to develop and practice skills including machinery operation, plant growth, soils, diseases and pests. This qualification also includes creating and maintaining garden beds, nursery and orchard skills. This is a real 'doing' course and involves fun learning, getting dirty and experiencing all of what is offered in the horticultural industry.

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: Yes

Mandatory entry requirements:

Profile / Fulltime Trainee Students: Minimum age of 17 years (this is not a training package requirement). Profile students in Victoria must be 17 years of age or older and not enrolled at secondary school to be eligible to enrol in this qualification.
School Based Apprentice / Trainee (SBAT): Must be 15 years or older to undertake a SBAT. SBATs must be 16 years of age or older to be operate machinery such as Tractors, according to manufacturer specifications.

Recommended entry Requirements:

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry, often as a part time or full time traineeship, including School Based Trainee.
Applicants wishing to undertake the qualification are required to complete a full Language, Literacy & Numeracy assessment, as well as a Pre training Review.
Applicants are also required to complete a interview with one of the trainers before enrolment can proceed into this course.

Limitations to course Entry:

Students must have access to a reliable internet connection.
Students must have access to a computer or tablet that will support course work to be completed in our Learning Management System Moodle. We recommend that this also includes a headset (integrated microphone and earphones).
Students intending to work within the horticultural industry must be physically fit, this includes the ability to bend and lift. Students must be able to spend considerable time on their feet throughout their working day.

Minimum Industry Requirement

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II In Horticulture.

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: Yes

Students are strongly encouraged and may undertake up to 120 hours of vocational placement, this is designed to enhance the students learning throughout the course.
The student is required to organise the placement.

Placement to be arranged by: Student

Further Information - 2024

Fees

Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $517.00 $2,585.00 $6,710.00
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $350.00 $350.00 $350.00
Total $867.00 $2,935.00 $7,060.00
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with fees

Sample course units

AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment
AHCMOM204 Undertake Operational Maintenance Of Machinery
AHCNSY202 Care for nursery plants
AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs
AHCPGD202 Prepare and maintain plant displays
AHCPGD203 Prune shrubs and small trees
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCTRF203 Renovate grassed areas
AHCTRF204 Support turf establishment
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
Assessment

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.

Further Information - 2024

Fees

Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $517.00 $2,585.00 $6,710.00
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $350.00 $350.00 $350.00
Total $867.00 $2,935.00 $7,060.00
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with fees

Sample course units

AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment
AHCMOM204 Undertake Operational Maintenance Of Machinery
AHCNSY202 Care for nursery plants
AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs
AHCPGD202 Prepare and maintain plant displays
AHCPGD203 Prune shrubs and small trees
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCTRF203 Renovate grassed areas
AHCTRF204 Support turf establishment
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
Assessment

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.