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10 months
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Course Overview

Develop post-trade skills and knowledge in the horticultural industry with your Certificate IV in Horticulture. 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.

Become a well-rounded and knowledgeable horticulturist sooner with this qualification. The best part is you don’t need occupational licensing or certification requirements to apply for your Certificate IV in Horticulture. You just need a genuine interest in the natural world!


Thursday & Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm via online delivery

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

Diploma Studies

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

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


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 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

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


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.