Certificate II In Horticulture

Certificate II In Horticulture

Course Code
:
AHC20416
Department
:
Primary Industries & Environment
Study Area(s)
:
Horticulture, Free TAFE, Agriculture
Campus
:
BROADMEADOWS, ONLINE
Course Length
:
Full-time(20 weeks)

Start Date(s): February 2021
End Date(s): July 2021
Days and Time: 3 days per week

Course Overview

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, interactive learning (using a mix of live demonstrations and the ability to connect with your classmates and teachers for support) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement. Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course.

Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports. 

You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

The Certificate II in Horticulture (AHC20416) is an ideal course for new participants in the horticulture field. The course aims to address underpinning knowledge and skills that will assist participants in developing competency at introductory level. The course units have been selected to cover a range of horticulture topics including plant recognition, plant pest and weed treatments, basic soil properties, propagation, planting and pruning.

Graduates of the Certificate II in Horticulture (AHC20416) can choose to continue their studies in the Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716) or pursue a career in the horticulture industry through an apprenticeship program. Also, graduates can pursue study in areas of parks and gardens, landscape construction, and conservation and land management.

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Free TAFE and JobTrainer

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible to study this course low-fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

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Core

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AHCPCM201Recognise plants (AHCPCM201)40
AHCPMG201Treat weeds (AHCPMG201)40
AHCPMG202Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders (AHCPMG202)30
AHCSOL202Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing (AHCSOL202)30
AHCWHS201Participate in work health and safety processes (AHCWHS201)20

Elective

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AHCCHM201Apply chemicals under supervision (AHCCHM201)30
AHCCHM303Prepare and apply chemicals (AHCCHM303)70
AHCCHM304Transport and store chemicals (AHCCHM304)50
AHCCHM307Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases (AHCCHM307)70
AHCDES504Design for construction of landscape features (AHCDES504)100
AHCIRG215Assist with low volume irrigation operations (AHCIRG215)40
AHCIRG217Assist with pressurised irrigation operations (AHCIRG217)40
AHCLSC201Assist with landscape construction work (AHCLSC201)30
AHCLSC202Construct low-profile timber or modular retaining walls (AHCLSC202)50
AHCLSC203Install aggregate paths (AHCLSC203)20
AHCLSC204Lay paving (AHCLSC204)30
AHCMOM101Assist with routine maintenance of machinery and equipment (AHCMOM101)20
AHCMOM202Operate tractors (AHCMOM202)40
AHCMOM203Operate basic machinery and equipment (AHCMOM203)20
AHCMOM204Undertake operational maintenance of machinery (AHCMOM204)30
AHCMOM207Conduct front-end loader operations (AHCMOM207)60
AHCMOM213Operate and maintain chainsaws (AHCMOM213)40
AHCMOM302Perform machinery maintenance (AHCMOM302)50
AHCNSY201Pot up plants (AHCNSY201)20
AHCNSY202Care for nursery plants (AHCNSY202)30
AHCNSY203Undertake propagation activities (AHCNSY203)30
AHCPCM304Report on health and condition of trees (AHCPCM304)80
AHCPGD201Plant trees and shrubs (AHCPGD201)20
AHCPGD203Prune shrubs and small trees (AHCPGD203)35
AHCPGD301Implement a plant establishment program (AHCPGD301)80
AHCPHT201Plant horticultural crops (AHCPHT201)25
AHCTRF204Support turf establishment (AHCTRF204)40
AHCWRK204Work effectively in the industry (AHCWRK204)20
AHCWRK205Participate in workplace communications (AHCWRK205)20
AHCWRK206Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures (AHCWRK206)30
AHCWRK207Collect and record production data (AHCWRK207)30
AHCWRK208Provide information on products and services (AHCWRK208)60
AHCWRK209Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices (AHCWRK209)20
AHCWRK302Monitor weather conditions (AHCWRK302)60
BSBINM201Process and maintain workplace information (BSBINM201)30
BSBWOR204Use Business Technology (BSBWOR204)20
CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (CPCCWHS1001)6
MEM18001CUse Hand Tools (MEM18001C)20
SIRRINV002Control stock (SIRRINV002)35
TLID1001Shift materials safely using manual handling methods (TLID1001)20

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, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information. Practical placement will be done on the job and simulated where possible.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2021 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
 
 
 
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Concession
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Non-Apprentice
$1969.00
$396.00
$4521.00
Apprentice/Trainee
$N/A
$N/A
$N/A

Table 2

Average course
material fees*

$214.50

Average course
consumable fees*
$60.50

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2021 Student Services Fee (Table 3)


 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2021: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None

Exemptions

The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
490 490 $3.58 $0.72 $8.22

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2021. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

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What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course. It is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course and have access to a work placement at or shortly after commencement of the course.

Where and how can I study?

You will study at the Broadmeadows campus.

  • 3 days a weeks Monday - Wednesday from 9am-4pm 
  • Monday: morning and afternoon online theory sessions
  • Tuesday: Practical session
  • Wednesday: Practical and Revision session

*This is the proposed course dates and delivery. Dates, time and delivery methods are subject to change.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, interactive learning (using a mix of live demonstrations and the ability to connect with your classmates and teachers for support) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement. Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course.

Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports. 

You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment as a:

• Garden Labourer

• Horticulture Worker/Assistant

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

Graduates of Certificate II in Horticulture (AHC20416) will gain basic and introductory skills in a range of horticulture related areas. These include, but are not limited to plant identification, plant pests and diseases, weed control, supporting turf establishment, maintain high pressure irrigation and pruning of shrubs and small trees.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the Certificate II in Horticulture (AHC20416). 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 as an apprentice and return to Kangan Institute to complete:

  • Certificate III in Landscape Construction (AHC30916)
  • Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716) 
  • Certificate III in Parks and Gardens (AHC31016)

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you must fill in a direct application form which can be obtained from the institute by calling the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au.

This course may have a mid-year intake.

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants will be interviewed (Pre Training Review) to assess their suitability for the course.