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  • Course Code
  • AHC20416
  • Course Type
  • Pre-Apprenticeship; Accredited Course; Free TAFE
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Duration
  • 1 year
  • Starting Date
  • July 2019
  • Location
  • Morwell
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Course Overview

If you enjoy taking a hands-on approach to learning, 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. You’ll create and maintain garden beds, and learn vital nursery and orchard skills.

To experience everything the horticultural industry offers in a fun and practical way, choose to study a Certificate II in Horticulture. Get outside with this hands-on course.

Times

Morwell - Wednesdays 9.00am – 3.30pm

Sale - Fridays 9.00am – 4.00pm

Qualifications and Recognition

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

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

Further Information

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

  • For each Learner enrolling in a vocational qualification, regardless of eligible or ineligible status under the Victorian Training Guarantee, TAFE Gippsland will conduct a Pre-Training Review of current competencies (including literacy and numeracy skills) prior to commencement in training.

Recommended entry requirements

  • Students would be recommended to have successfully completed Year 10 or a minimum of 15 years of age.
    As tis is a Pre-Apprenticeship It is expected that the leaner would be actively seeking employment, either part time or full time, with the aspiration of being offered an apprenticeship as a horticulturist.

Pre-requisites

Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable

Fees

Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information

N/A

Placement

Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Bairnsdale

AHCMOM204 Undertake Operational Maintenance Of Machinery

AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

AHCTRF204 Support turf establishment

AHCPGD202 Prepare and maintain plant displays

AHCNSY202 Care for nursery plants

AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes

AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing

AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

AHCPMG201 Treat weeds

AHCPGD203 Prune shrubs and small trees

AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs

AHCPCM201 Recognise plants

AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities

AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment

AHCLSC201 Assist with landscape construction work

AHCINF203 Maintain properties and structures

AHCTRF203 Renovate grassed areas

Morwell and Sale

AHCMOM204 Undertake Operational Maintenance Of Machinery

AHCTRF203 Renovate grassed areas

VU22022 Identify and handle carpentry tools and equipment

AHCINF203 Maintain properties and structures

AHCLSC201 Assist with landscape construction work

AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment

AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities

AHCPCM201 Recognise plants

AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs

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

AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes

AHCNSY202 Care for nursery plants

AHCPGD202 Prepare and maintain plant displays

AHCTRF204 Support turf establishment

Assessment

A range of assessment methods will be used, including practical tasks, assignments and written/practical assessments, practical demonstrations/observation tasks.

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