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  • Course Code
  • AHC30716
  • Course Type
  • Accredited Course; Free TAFE
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Duration
  • Full Time: 1 year (2 days per week)
  • Starting Date
  • Morwell February & July 2019
    Bairnsdale March & July 2019
  • Location
  • Morwell
  • Bairnsdale
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Course Overview

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, chemical use and landscape construction works. 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

Times

Morwell - Thursday & Friday 9.00am – 3.30pm

Bairnsdale Trade centre - Wednesday & Thursday 9.00am – 4.00pm

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/wholesale 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

AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture

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

  • Certificate II in Horticulture
  • Preferably 16 or over

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

Not Applicable

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), eye protection (clear safety glasses), hi-vis 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
AHCTRF302 Establish Turf
AHCIRG303 Measure irrigation delivery system performance
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPHT306 Establish horticultural crops
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities
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
AHCCHM303 Prepare And Apply Chemicals
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCNSY301 Maintain nursery plants
 
Morwell Course Units 
AHCLSC201 Assist with landscape construction work
AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCLSC301 Set out site for construction works
AHCNSY301 Maintain nursery plants
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs
AHCPCM303 Identify Plant Specimens
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM303 Prepare And Apply 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

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.

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