Certificate II in Horticulture
|Department:||Built & Natural Environments|
|Course Length:||Full-time (Flexible)|
|Direct Entry:||You can apply for this course directly through Kangan Institute.|
This course is only available to traineeship participants, in the work place, and through School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs) at participating secondary schools.
Training may be conducted on site at the participating school or workplace and/or on campus at Broadmeadows, both in the classroom and in our specially developed outdoor training area, by our dynamic teaching department. We offer students an individual and flexible approach to learning in a caring and supportive environment.
Certificate II is regarded as an entry level course.
Graduates will gain the skills and knowledge to become a valued and productive employee within the Horticulture Industry.
Please note: the fees listed below relate to only 2013 courses.
|Government Subsidised||Concession||Full fee|
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What costs and other fees should I expect?
For a fee schedule, contact our friendly and helpful staff at the call Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email@example.com. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.
What employment opportunities will I have?
On successful completion of this course you will be able to seek employment in any of the various sectors of the parks and gardens industry. Employment opportunities include working for small scale domestic contractors, large scale commercial contractors, government and semi-government bodies, sporting clubs of even self-employment. Graduates frequently progress to an apprenticeship (Certificate III in Horticulture - Turf).
What skills will I have when I complete this course?
You will gain the required skills and knowledge to install and renovate turf in a number of ways, recognise different types of turf and some weed and pest issue associated with turf. You will also gain knowledge of OHS issues, communications skills, environmental work practices and other general industry awareness issues.
What qualifications will I receive?
On successful completion of this course you will be awarded the Certificate II in Horticulture (Turf). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.
What opportunities for further studies will I have?
Graduates of this course frequently find employment in the industry as an apprentice and return to us to complete the trade level Certificate III in Horticulture (Turf).
Kangan Institute offers students who graduate from this course a pathway through a range of certificate level courses and on to a Diploma in Ornamental Horticulture.
Can I apply?
This course is open to those engaged as a SBAT with their school or employed in the industry and has a signed agreement as a trainee.
How do I apply?
You must become a trainee through your secondary school or by obtaining work within the industry in a Turf Traineeship.
Contact the Apprenticeships Victoria website (http://www.skills.vic.gov.au/apprentices) for more information on how to become a school based or workplace trainee.
How will I be selected for this course?
You must select Kangan Institute as your preferred training organisation when you first sign up as a trainee. You will then be referred to us by the training coordinator through your school or workplace.
How long is the course?
Up to 18 months may be required to complete a traineeship but you may be able to complete sooner through the competency Based Completion program.
Where and how can I study?
Training may be conducted in the workplace or a participating school environment in the case of a SBAT. And/or on campus at Broadmeadows, both in the classroom and in our specially developed outdoor training area, by our dynamic teaching department. We offer students an individual and flexible approach to learning in a caring and supportive environment.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written and/or oral and/or practical assessment methods. You will be advised in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. Information regarding the opportunity for reassessment and appeal will be provided to you at the beginning of the course.
The Horticulture Department is a small yet dynamic department offering students an individual and flexible approach to learning in a caring and supportive environment.
Kangan Institute Horticulture students have been awarded the Don Fleming Student Design Award held at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show in 2002 and 2005.
In 2002 a Horticulture student was awarded the State and National Vocational Student of the Year award.
What will I study?
The units of competencies to be studied will be discussed and finalised during the enrolment interview process. The units can vary depending on the type of work undertaken in the workplace.