This course has been specifically designed to provide development of the skills, attitude and knowledge required to work effectively in horticulture, conservation, land management, nurseries and landscaping. The course delivers national competencies and workplace training to get all the hands-on experience you need. Appropriate for a person who is likely to be involved in a general range of seasonal tasks in a parks and gardens environment and working under some supervision.

 

In order to successfully undertake the qualification candidates need to possess English language and literacy competence that will enable them to provide clear information, ask questions, listen to and understand instructions and communicate effectively with others.

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Units include:

CORE

AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing

 

ELECTIVE

AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery & equipment
AHCNSY201 Pot up plants
AHCNSY202 Care for nursery plants
AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs
AHCPGD203 Prune shrubs and small trees
AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry
AHCWRK205 Participate in workplace communications
AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

 

Pathways

Employment in roles such as:

Horticulture assistant, Nursery hand, gardener

Upon successful complete, further training pathways may include Certificate III in Horticulture, Certificate III in Parks and Gardens or other industry specific qualifications at a certificate III level.

 

Delivery

The volume of learning for a certificate II is 600 –1200 hours (0.5 -1 year). As a component of this, program delivery is a minimum of 593 hours in this occurrence, comprising five elements. The difference between volume of learning requirements and this instance of program delivery is justified by consultation with industry representatives who feel that the timeframes allocated more than adequately reflect industry and client needs.

Learners may take up to 12 months from their enrolment date to complete the program however this will differ from individual to individual according to specific learning needs and prior experience. This will be determined at the pre-enrolment interview and an Individual Training Plan will be developed by the Career Practitioner.

Program Elements

  • 308 hours classroom based training workshops. These are delivered in 22 week blocks (2 days per week, 7 hours per day). A timetable outlining when each unit will be delivered is provided to students at enrolment. This may be increased if the trainer/assessor feels that a participant requires further time for practice and consolidation and it may be decreased for individuals who are able to demonstrate that they have relevant existing skills, knowledge and experience.
  • 100 hours practical placement (this may be increased if the trainer/assessor feels that a participant requires further time for practice and consolidation)
  • Approximately 40 hours of unsupervised self-paced learning/ consolidation/studying/ practice. This may be increased if the trainer/assessor feels that a participant requires further time for practice and consolidation and it may be decreased for individuals who are able to demonstrate that they have relevant existing skills, knowledge and experience.
  • 50 (approximately) hours assessment activity to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate skills and knowledge across a range of environments and contexts relevant to the unit (this may be increased if the assessor feels that a participant requires further time to demonstrate competence and it may be decreased for individuals who are able to demonstrate that they have relevant existing skills, knowledge and experience).
  • 95 hours Advance Community College P3  and Explore Your Options programs

 

 

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Advance respects and values everyone regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, ethnicity, race or religion. Individuals with a disability are encouraged to apply.

We are committed to child safe practices and equality for all.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

The student tuition fees are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.