Gain the essential skills to begin your career as a horticulture assistant. Get your hands dirty as you expand your plant knowledge, learn how to create and maintain beautiful gardens, assist in soil sampling and nurture plants back to health.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Develop plant recognition
Manage pest and disease control
Use propagation techniques
Understand soil characteristics
Use pruning skills
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience in treating weeds, plant pests, diseases and disorders
Experience in pruning established amenity trees
Exposure to cemeteries, wholesale and retail nurseries, parks or gardens to understand practices, equipment, plants, pests and weeds
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Confidence in using a computer
The ability to research a range of topics and navigate public digital databases
Employment as a trainee or are looking forward to employment after the course
Foundational numeracy and literacy skills
The ability to work independently and as part of a team
The ability to manage competing priorities
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Garden labourer, Landscape and garden labourer and Horticulture assistant
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Certificate II in Horticulture does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The Certificate II in Horticulture does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate II in Horticulture qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 16 Units of competency, including 9 core and 7 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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