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Code:
AHC30716
Course Type:
Accredited Course; Free TAFE; JobTrainer
Study Mode:
On Campus
Duration:
36 weeks
Starting Date:
2022
Location:
Bairnsdale Trade Centre, Morwell
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Course Overview

Are you a hands-on learner? Do you see yourself working with machinery and production systems? Then a Certificate III in Horticulture can help you achieve those goals.

This qualification is an exciting and interactive way to gain new skills in horticulture, as you test your knowledge and abilities in a real-world environment.

You’ll learn about identifying plants, looking after plants, managing landscapes, propagating, pruning and more for gardens and nurseries, as well as practice operating machinery and equipment under the guidance of industry professionals.

Taught over a 36-week period, you’ll attend classes two days a week where our expert teachers will guide you through your learning, supporting you every step of the way to ensure you feel confident putting your new skills into action in the workplace.

And once you’ve completed your qualification, there will be a number of working opportunities open to you. You’ll be able to find work as a horticulturist, in a nursery, a garden or in parks, as well as in soil rectification right through to production and retail/wholesale employment. All these options will allow you to gain experience in the industry while you decide where to take your career next.

Those next steps might be studying a Certificate IV in Horticulture, a Certificate IV in Agriculture, or a Diploma of Conservation and Land Management. Each option will enhance your employment opportunities and give you more specialised skills in the horticultural industry.

But don’t worry, we’re here to help with all of those decisions when the time comes.

ATTENTION: As much as we’d love to offer more, we can only offer one Free TAFE course per person. If you’ve already enrolled and commenced, or enrolled but didn’t complete a Free TAFE course at any Victorian TAFE in the past you will NOT be eligible for another and will need to pay tuition and materials fees when you enrol. Reach out to us if you think this is you.

Times

Bairnsdale Trade Centre: Wednesday 9:00am - 4:00pm and Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Morwell: Monday and Tuesday 9:00am - 3:30pm

Qualifications and Recognition

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

Career Opportunities

Horticulture industry is very diverse and provides individuals with opportunities from soil rectification to production and retail/whole sale employment. The Horticulture industry in Gippsland has significant important assets that positions the region to further develop its horticulture and food production opportunities

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Recommended entry requirements

  • For each Learner enrolling in a vocational qualification, regardless of eligible or ineligible status under the Victorian Training Guarantee, Federation Training will conduct a Pre-Training Review of current competencies (including literacy and numeracy skills) prior to commencement in training.
  • We recommend that applicants should have completed a Certificate II Horticulture or equivalent qualification or have 1 year experience working in the horticulture sector.

Pre-requisites

Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable

Fees

Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information

N/A

Placement

Students are strongly encouraged and may undertake up to 240 hours of vocational placement, this is designed to enhance the students learning throughout the course.
Placement is arranged by:
Student

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

It is advised that students obtain the following to undertake their studies:

Pen & Notebook. Steel capped boots, sun-hat, sunscreen, water-bottle, ear protection (earmuffs),  and small back-pack.

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 Course Units
AHCNSY301 Maintain nursery plants
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCPMG301 Control Weeds
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCNSY306 Implement a propagation plan
AHCPGD302 Plan and maintain plant displays
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities
AHCPHT306 Establish horticultural crops
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCIRG303 Measure irrigation delivery system performance
AHCTRF302 Establish Turf
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
Morwell Course units
AHCIRG303 Measure irrigation delivery system performance
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCTRF302 Establish Turf
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCPGD302 Plan and maintain plant displays
AHCNSY306 Implement a propagation plan
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCPMG301 Control Weeds
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCPCM303 Identify Plant Specimens
AHCNSY301 Maintain nursery plants

Assessment

Assessment tasks typically include multiple choice, short answer, projects, tasks, role play and learner activities. Practical assessment are also completed in class or in the workplace, with the trainer.