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Code:
AHC30716
Course Type:
Accredited Course; Traineeship; Free TAFE; JobTrainer
Duration:
18 months-2years
Starting Date:
Ongoing enrolments
Location:
Morwell, Workplace
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Course Overview

If you’re already working in horticulture and want a formal qualification while learning new skills and knowledge, then keep reading.

A Certificate III in Horticulture (Traineeship) is an entry-level qualification that will help you gain new skills in horticulture.

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

This is a real ‘doing’ course where you will complete a workplace-based traineeship based on seven workplace visits per year and 11 minimum phone contacts with students per year. This will take place over two years and our expert teachers will guide and support you every step of the way.

And once you’ve completed the course, there are a number of opportunities open to you, like finding employment as a horticulturalist, in a nursery, a garden or in parks. You might also like to take your studies even further.

This could mean studying a Certificate IV in Horticulture, a Certificate IV in Agriculture, or a Diploma of Conservation and Land Management. Each of these options will enhance your employment opportunities and give you more specialised skills in the horticultural industry.

What are you waiting for? Get the qualification and learn new skills in the industry you love with this exciting and hands-on Traineeship.

Please note, to enter this course individuals must be employed on within the horticulture industry.

Times

Workplace: Workplace based traineeship based on 7 workplace visits per year and 11 minimum phone contacts with students per year

On campus: Thursday or Friday 9:00am - 3:30pm

Qualifications and Recognition

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

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

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

  • To enter this course individuals must be employed 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
    Students need to have access to the internet from home to and or the workplace to support their studies. Students should have access to a PC or laptop computer to support this studies.

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

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

Course units - Workplace
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs
AHCTRF302 Establish Turf
AHCIRG303 Measure irrigation delivery system performance
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
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
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCNSY301 Maintain nursery plants
AHCPGD203 Prune shrubs and small trees
AHCIRG331 Install pressurised irrigation systems
Course units - On campus
AHCNSY301 Maintain nursery plants
AHCPCM303 Identify Plant Specimens
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
AHCTRF302 Establish Turf
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCCHM303 Prepare And Apply Chemicals
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCIRG303 Measure irrigation delivery system performance

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.