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Course Type:
Accredited Course
Study Mode:
18 months - 2 years
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Course Overview

The Certificate III in Production Horticulture will improve your skills and knowledge in all aspects of the horticulture industry, including maintaining plants, treating and preventing pests and diseases, landscaping, and creating drainage systems. Upon completion of this nationally recognised qualification, you may be able to work in vegetable production as your job focus. Turn your love of nature into a successful career when you study your Certificate III.

This qualification provides a vocational outcome in production horticulture. The qualification enables individuals to select a vegetable production, as a job focus


Workplace delivery - guided or supervised; Time scheduled when student has access to trainer ( does not include employer supervision) Some units maybe delivered on campus if they cannot be completed in the workplace

Qualifications and Recognition

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

Career Opportunities

Technicians and Trades Workers, Farm labour

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Recommended entry requirements

  • To enter this course individuals must be employed on a production farm.
  • 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


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

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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
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCIRG337 Measure irrigation delivery system performance  
AHCWRK302 Monitor weather conditions
AHCPHT310 Coordinate horticultural crop harvesting
AHCPHT306 Establish horticultural crops
AHCPHT303 Implement a post-harvest program
AHCNSY301 Maintain nursery plants
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCPMG301 Control Weeds
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes


Observation-demonstration and short answer/multiple choice quizzes