This course has been specifically designed to provide a general vocational outcome for a nurseryman working in a production nursery. The nursery industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.


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.


Units include:



AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCNSY301 Maintain nursery plants
AHCNSY306 Implement a propagation plan
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCBIO305 Apply biosecurity measures
AHCIRG306 Troubleshoot irrigation systems



AHCWRK305 Co-ordinate work site activities
AHCWRK303 Respond to emergencies
AHCSOL301 Prepare growing media
AHCNSY302 Receive and dispatch nursery products
AHCSOL401 Sample soil and interpret results




Employment in roles such as Nursery Worker.

Upon successful completion, further training pathways may include Certificate IV in Production nursery or Certificate IV in Retail Nursery.



Apprentices who are employed on a full time basis have a maximum of 48 months to complete training. Apprentices who are employed on a part-time basis have a maximum of 72 months to complete training.

There are no minimum requirements in regard to program duration. Apprentices are able to attain their qualification as soon as:

  • Advance assesses the apprentice as competent; and
  • The apprentices’ employer confirms that the apprentice has demonstrated those competencies in the workplace necessary to complete their qualification, and by doing so complete their training contract.




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.