This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in amenity horticulture and offers a selection of topics from a wide range of horticultural industries making it ideal for people who do not need to specialise in one industry. It is not a suitable pathway for horticultural trades.

 

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

AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCPMG302 Control plant, pests diseases and disorders
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf area0s

 

ELECTIVE

AHCWRK305 Co-ordinate work site activities
AHCNSY303 Install and maintain plant displays
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCNSY301 Maintain nursery plants
AHCNSY302 Receive and dispatch nursery products
AHCNSY306 Implement a propagation plan
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens

 

Pathways

Employment in roles such as:

Horticulturalist – 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 III is 1200 – 2400 hours (1 – 2 years). As a component of this, program delivery is a minimum of 1060 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 24 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

  • 735 hours classroom based training workshops. These are delivered in 35 week blocks (3 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.
  • 120 hours practical placement (this may be increased if the trainer/assessor feels that a participant requires further time for practice and consolidation)
  • Approximately 50 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.
  • 60 (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).

 

 

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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.