Certificate III in Horticulture

Certificate III in Horticulture

Course Code
Food and Fibre
Study Area(s)
Horticulture, Agriculture
Course Length
Full-time(1 year)

Start Date(s): 14 February 2018
End Date(s): 20 December 2018
Days and Time: Wednesday 1pm - 4pm Thursday 9am - 4pm 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.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AHCBUS402Cost a project50
AHCCHM303Prepare and apply chemicals70
AHCCHM304Transport and store chemicals50
AHCIRG215Assist with low volume irrigation operations40
AHCIRG217Assist with pressurised irrigation operations40
AHCLSC301Set out site for construction works50
AHCLSC302Construct landscape features using concrete80
AHCLSC303Construct brick and block structures and features100
AHCLSC306Implement a paving project100
AHCLSC307Implement a retaining wall project100
AHCMOM304Operate machinery and equipment40
AHCNSY203Undertake propagation activities30
AHCNSY306Implement a propagation plan90
AHCPCM301Implement a plant nutrition program60
AHCPCM302Provide information on plants and their culture70
AHCPCM304Report on health and condition of trees80
AHCPGD301Implement a plant establishment program80
AHCPGD303Perform specialist amenity pruning65
AHCPGD304Implement a landscape maintenance program100
AHCPHT201Plant horticultural crops25
AHCPMG301Control weeds70
AHCPMG302Control plant pests, diseases and disorders80
AHCSOL303Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas60
AHCTRF302Establish turf60
AHCWHS301Contribute to work health and safety processes50
AHCWRK208Provide information on products and services60
CPCCOHS1001AWork safely in the construction industry6

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.


For Business and Industry

We offer our business and industry clients customised workforce training, flexible delivery (when and where it suits you) and onsite assessments.

Call us on 1300 615 141 or contact us online for an obligation free consultation.

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 2019 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
Average annual course fee#
Average annual course fee#
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Full Fee
Average annual course fee#

Table 2

Average material
fees per annum *


Average consumable
fees per annum*

# 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. 

2019 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 2019: $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


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
1210 1210 $3.10 $0.62 $10.60

^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 2019. 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?

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?

You must be at least 15 years old at the time of application. Satisfactory literacy and numeracy skills apply.

Where and how can I study?

You will study at the Broameadows campus.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment as a:

• Parks and Gardens Officer

• Landscape Gardener

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Horticulutre (AHC30716). 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 return to Kangan Institute to complete a Diploma of Horticulture (AHC50416).

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 also have a mid-year intake.

How will I be selected for this course?

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