Are you a hands-on learner? This entry-level qualification is an exciting and interactive way to gain new skills in horticulture. You’ll learn about identifying plants, looking after plants, managing landscapes, propagating, pruning and more for gardens and nurseries. Practice operating machinery and equipment under the guidance of industry professionals.
This is a real ‘doing’ course where you will test your knowledge and abilities in horticulture. Once you’ve completed your qualification, it will be easier for you to find work as a horticulturist, in a nursery, a garden or in parks.
TimesWorkplace based traineeship based on 7 workplace visits per year and 11 minimum phone contacts with students per year
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Horticulture (Traineeship).
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
Mandatory entry requirements
- To enter this course individuals must be employed on within the horticulture industry.
Recommended entry requirements
- Applicants wishing to undertake the qualification are required to complete a full Language, Literacy & Numeracy assessment, as well as a Pre training Review.
Limitations to entry
- Students should be a minimum of 16 years of age to undertake this course
Specialist Course Information
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Student ServicesSupport 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 LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
|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|
|AHCCHM303 Prepare And Apply Chemicals|
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.