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.
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:
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.
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
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.
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.