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Study Mode:
On Campus
1 year
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Course Overview

Develop post-trade skills and knowledge in the horticultural industry with your Certificate IV in Horticulture, and watch your career flourish!

When you study this nationally-recognised qualification, you’ll learn to control small garden projects, improve the quality of soil, manage equipment and machinery, choose and implement pest control strategies, manage water systems, maintain workplace health and safety and so much more.

What’s even better than that is you don’t need occupational licensing or certification requirements to apply for this course. You just need a genuine interest in the natural world!

This course also opens up a number of career pathways, which could see you seeking work as a senior horticulturist or a horticulture team leader. You’ll be able to seek experience in the industry you love whilst you take the time to think about where you’d like to take your career.

Those next moves could see you undertake Diploma studies in horticulture which would increase your employment opportunities and give you specialised skills in an industry you already love.

What are you waiting for? Become a well-rounded and knowledgeable horticulturist sooner with the Certificate IV in Horticulture.


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

Qualifications and Recognition

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

Career Opportunities

  • Senior horticulturist
  • Horticulture team leader.

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements:

Must be 16 years of age or older. If students are under 17 years of age they must have a "school leaving certificate" from the Department of Education before they can enrol in this qualification.

Recommended entry requirements:

We recommend that applicants should have completed a Certificate III Horticulture or equivalent qualification or have 1 year experience working in the horticulture sector.

Limitations to entry:

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.


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information


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

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

Sample course units

AHCLSC401 Supervise Landscape Project Works
AHCNAR402 Plan The Implementation Of Revegetation Works
AHCNSY402 Plan A Propagation Program
AHCORG403 Manage Organic Soil Improvement
AHCPCM401 Recommend Plants And Cultural Practices
AHCPGD401 Design Plant Displays
AHCPMG409 Implement a pest management plan
AHCWHS401 Maintain work health and safety processes
AHCPGD402 Plan A Plant Establishment Program
AHCPCM502 Collect And Classify Plants
AHCNSY401 Plan A Growing-on Program
AHCPGD304 Implement A Landscape Maintenance Program


Assessment is competency based.  A range of assessment methods will be used, including practical tasks, practical experience, practical demonstrations, problem solving, journals, group projects, assignments, group discussions and written/practical assessments.