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!
Taught over a 10-month period, you’ll complete classes online over two days a week. This makes study extremely flexible as you’re able to fit it in around your everyday life. But if the thought of studying online makes you nervous, don’t worry, you’ll still have plenty of interaction with your teachers who will be there to make sure you feel comfortable and confident through every step of the process.
This course also opens up a number of career pathways, which could see you working as a senior horticulturist or a horticulture team leader. You’ll be able to gain 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.
TimesMonday and Tuesday 9:00am - 3:30pm
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Horticulture.
- Senior horticulturist
- Horticulture team leader.
Opportunities for Further Study
Mandatory entry requirements
- There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Recommended entry requirements
- We recommend that entrants have completed a Certificate III in Horticulture or related discipline or have at least 3 year experience working in the sector within the last 5 years.
- To secure a place in the course you must complete:
- A Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment
- A pre training review
Specialist Course Information
PlacementStudents may undertake up to 240 hours of vocational placement, this is designed to enhance the students learning throughout the course Placement is arranged by:
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.
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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.