Diploma Of Horticulture

Diploma Of Horticulture

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

Start Date(s): July 2021
End Date(s): July 2022
Days and Time: 1 day per month

Course Overview

This course is suitable if you currently work in the Horticulture industry at a level requiring higher technical skills. This course reflects the roles of those who manage amenity horticultural enterprises where a range of knowledge and skills are required.

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.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AHCBUS514Negotiate and monitor contracts (AHCBUS514)120
AHCBUS515Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders (AHCBUS515)120
AHCDES502Prepare a landscape design (AHCDES502)240
AHCDES503Assess landscape sites (AHCDES503)110
AHCLSC501Survey and establish site levels (AHCLSC501)110
AHCPCM502Collect and classify plants (AHCPCM502)120
AHCPCM503Specify plants for landscapes (AHCPCM503)130
AHCPGD501Manage plant cultural practices (AHCPGD501)200
AHCPGD502Plan the restoration of parks and gardens (AHCPGD502)120
AHCPGD503Manage parks and reserves (AHCPGD503)200
AHCWRK503Prepare reports (AHCWRK503)60

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.

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 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#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# 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


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
1450 1450 $6.11 $1.22 $10.54

^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.

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 need to have completed VCE (or equivalent) or be of mature age and have sufficient work experience.

You also need to have a high level of literacy and numeracy skills following completion of an LLN assessment. It is desirable to hold a Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716).

Where and how can I study?

This course is offered at the Broadmeadows campus.

  • 1 day per month 

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.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment as a:

• Horticulture Manager

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Nationally Accredited Diploma of Horticulture (AHC50416). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you must complete an online application by clicking the 'apply here' tab above or for further information call our Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au. 

How will I be selected for this course?

You will undertake a Literacy, Language and Numeracy (LLN) evaluation and also a Pre-Training Review (PTR) to determine your suitability for this course. You will also be interview by a member of the teaching team prior to completing your enrolment to assess your suitability.