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Kickstart your Career in Horticulture

About this course

This introductory course is perfect for those looking to start a career in the horticulture industry. It provides hands-on practical learning in a live nursery.

No previous experience is required.

This is a pre-accredited course.

What you will learn

You will learn about:

– Plant and weed recognition
– Propagation
– Planting
– Soil properties
– Garden designs
– Basic irrigation
– Environmentally sustainable work practices
– Career pathways

Entry Requirements

All participants must:

– Be a minimum of 17 years of age;
– Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen;
– Not be attending school;
– Be able to read, understand and interpret written information.

Individuals with a disability are encouraged to apply.


This course is delivered 2 days per week for 6 weeks from our Mornington campuses. Sessions run Monday and Tuesday from 9:30am to 3:00pm.

The assessment in this course involves non-formal classroom-based workshops and practical tasks.  Upon successful completion, participants will be issued with a Certificate of Participation.

Please visit our course calendar to find out when the next course is being held.

Course Fees

Government subsidised concession fee: $14.40*
Government subsidised tuition fee: $72.00*

*This course is subsidised by the Victorian Government through Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE). Eligibility criteria apply.

How to enrol

You can send an online course enquiry or email us at: