National code: AHC30620

Certificate III in Production Horticulture at Wollongbar

Class details

Schedule Pace and number of hours.

Full Time

Delivery Method of course delivery.



Course duration Total time required to complete a course.

11 months

Start date First day of attendance online or on campus.

Any time

End date Final day of attendance online or on campus.

Time Commitment

Class time Dedicated hours required each week in either online or on campus classes.

14 hours

Additional study time The minimum recommended hours you will need to commit to your studies outside of class hours. This may could include private study, work placements and research.

10 hours

Fee details

Full fee This is the non-subsidised fee for the course. Payment plans may be available.


This course may be fee free, or available at a reduced cost.

Proposed Timetable What time classes run

This course is currently scheduled on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with day classes. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

Additional Information Other things to know


Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learnt and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development.

  • Knowledge assessments: short answer questions, simple written assessments, and oral response

  • Skills assessments: plant life cycle preparation, irrigation control, pruning, thinning and harvesting, pest and disease control

Work placement

Work placement provides you with opportunities to respond to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.

  • There is no work placement for this qualification.

Materials needed

To complete this course, the following materials are required:

  • There are no materials needed for this qualification.

Additional requirements

To make sure this delivery option is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

  • There are no additional requirements for this qualification.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Production Horticulture qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 Units of competency, including 3 core and 12 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.

  • Apply biosecurity measures AHCBIO303

  • Comply with industry quality assurance requirements AHCWRK306

  • Contribute to work health and safety processes AHCWHS301

Course Delivery Combination Study

Learn through a combination of classroom based, online and/or workplace activity. For example, you may participate in scheduled classroom activity, have an element of self-directed learning with online content, and/or receive supervised training while on the job, doing work experience, or on placement.

Classroom activity will be scheduled, but online learning can provide more flexibility. Teacher support will be provided for all study. Access to a computer with an internet connection is required.


TAFE NSW Wollongbar is located between Lismore and Ballina in northern New South Wales, in a region known for its rich farmlands, producinge a variety of sub-tropical fruit crops. Featuring a state-of-the-art education and training facility, TAFE NSW Wollongbar is committed to educating, enriching and empowering students to meet the needs and expectations of an ever-changing local community.

Campus Address

61 Sneaths Rd, Wollongbar NSW 2477

Parking on campus grounds is available.

Refer to your local bus timetables, visit transportnsw.info


TAFE NSW campuses work closely with the community and industry to ensure you have access to the industry standard technologies, equipment and facilities.

  • Automotive panel-beating workshop with spray-painting booth

  • Construction and building staging area

  • Cookery training kitchen and outdoor training kitchen with pizza oven and barbeque

  • Design and fashion studios

  • Flexible learning space capable of hosting up to 400

  • Fully equipped automotive workshop for servicing motorcycles, light and heavy vehicles

  • Fully functioning training laboratory

  • Hair, beauty and massage training academy

  • Horticulture training facilities, that includes:

  • Glasshouse

  • Greenhouse

  • Golf course and putting green

  • Farm

  • Laboratory

  • Nursery

  • Tennis court

  • Mobile kitchen hospitality vanPlumbing sandpit and workshop area

  • Simulated aircraft cabin crew training facilities

  • Simulated aircraft ground crew training facilities

  • Simulated airport security training facilities

  • Student-run training cafe

Student Support

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  • Mon 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Tue 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Wed 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Thu 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Fri 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed