Certificate III In Horticulture

Horticulture

Certificate III in Horticulture

Course Code
:
AHC30716
Department
:
Food & Fibre
Study Area(s)
:
JobTrainer, Traineeship, Horticulture, Free TAFE
Campus
:
BROADMEADOWS
Course Length
:
Full-time(Full time, 6 months,)

Start Date(s): 18th July 2022
End Date(s): 2nd December 2022
Days and Time: 4 days per week (Monday
Tuesday
Thursday and Friday 9am - 4pm)

Course Overview

This course will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills on which to build a successful career in the horticulture, landscape or parks and gardens sector. Training focuses on practical skills required including: landscape construction methods, plant selection, soils and nutrition, as well as safety with chemicals.

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in amenity horticulture. It is designed for those wanting to work in the Horticulture industry (school leavers and mature-age career-changes) and those working in industry who want a qualification.

At Kangan Institute we provide students with the opportunity to experience a simulated work place in our own horticulture learning facility. Our teachers have a broad range of industry skills and knowledge that they bring to the classroom environment ensuring that students have relevant and current understanding of industry practices.

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

This course can also be offered as a traineeship for 12 months, this type of enrolment will require you to already have an employer.

If you are enrolling in this course as part of a traineeship, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.

Click here for course modules

Core

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AHCPCM302Provide information on plants and their culture (AHCPCM302)70
AHCPMG301Control weeds (AHCPMG301)70
AHCPMG302Control plant pests, diseases and disorders (AHCPMG302)80
AHCSOL303Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas (AHCSOL303)60
AHCWHS301Contribute to work health and safety processes (AHCWHS301)50

Elective

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AHCNSY302Receive and dispatch nursery products (AHCNSY302)40
AHCPGD401Design plant displays (AHCPGD401)90
AHCNSY301Maintain nursery plants (AHCNSY301)40
AHCWRK306Comply with industry quality assurance requirements (AHCWRK306)40
AHCSOL301Prepare growing media (AHCSOL301)40
AHCCHM304Transport and store chemicals (AHCCHM304)50
AHCCHM307Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases (AHCCHM307)70
AHCIRG217Assist with pressurised irrigation operations (AHCIRG217)40
AHCMOM304Operate machinery and equipment (AHCMOM304)40
AHCNSY306Implement a propagation plan (AHCNSY306)90
AHCPCM301Implement a plant nutrition program (AHCPCM301)60
AHCPCM304Report on health and condition of trees (AHCPCM304)80
AHCPGD301Implement a plant establishment program (AHCPGD301)80
AHCPGD303Perform specialist amenity pruning (AHCPGD303)65
AHCTRF302Establish turf (AHCTRF302)60
AHCWRK309Apply environmentally sustainable work practices (AHCWRK309)50

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed throughout the course, assessments may include written, oral or practical assessments. These assessments are designed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required in order to achieve this qualification. Your teacher will provide you information on how you will be assessed for each unit.

There is the opportunity for re-assessment and appeal, which you can discus with your teacher.

What will I study?

To achieve the Certificate III in Horticulture you much demonstrate competency in 16 units of competency:

  • 5 core units plus
  • 11 elective units.

You will learn about and develop skills in:

  • Pruning
  • Propagation
  • Weed and Pest Management 
  • Plant identification 
  • Soil nutrition
  • Machinery maintenance
  • Irrigation and draining installation.

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

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Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 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).

Table 1

Enrolment type
 
 
 
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Concession
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Non-Apprentice
$4356.80
$871.36
$11614.40
Apprentice/Trainee
$4356.80
$873.60
$11614.40

Table 2

Average course
material fees*

$246.40

Average course
consumable fees*
$697.09

# 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. 

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

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
1120 1120 $3.89 $0.78 $10.37

^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 2022. 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.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

For further information refer to our "Fees" Tab within this section. If you would like to to discuss any government subsidies you may be eligible for, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course.

As all of our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning and we use a online Learning Platform we recommend for all students undertaking the course that they have a suitable and stable internet connection, have access to a portable device ie laptop to be able to access classes, class and learning materials and upload assessments.

Where and how can I study?

This course is offered at the Broadmeadows campus, 4 days per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 9am-4pm).

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

As all of our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning and we use a online Learning Platform we highly recommend that students undertaking the course have a suitable internet connection and access to a portable device ie laptop to be able to access classes, class and learning materials and upload assessments.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment as a:

  • Parks and gardens officer
  • Market garden worker
  • Orchard farm worker
  • Mushroom farm worker
  • Plantation worker
  • General purpose gardener

If you are enrolling in this course as part of a traineeship, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of this course students will obtain the nationally accredited qualification Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716).

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

On completion of this course, you may chose to:

  • Work in industry or undertake further study in:
    • AHC50416 - Diploma of Horticulture or
    • AHC40920 Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, click the yellow 'Apply Here' button above

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants will be interviewed by our teachers to assess their suitability for the course.