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Certificate III in Horticulture

National Course Code: AHC30716


The nationally recognised Certificate III in Horticulture will jump start your career as a sought-after horticulturalist in an evolving, growing industry. Learn how to create and nurture different types of green environments that are both beautiful and functional and be industry ready for a fulfilling career.


Through theory and practical course work you will learn how to:

  • Recognise common and rare plants
  • Apply specialist amenity pruning techniques
  • Plan and install irrigation systems

You will also plan and implement programs, such as:

  • Control pests and disease
  • Plant nutrition
  • Soil improvement for gardens and turfed areas


Develop the natural skills and talent that will help you get ahead in this career, including:

  • A collaborative teamwork spirit and the ability to work independently
  • Effective communication
  • Problem solving, analytical and investigative


Complete this course and gain:

  • A nationally recognised industry qualification
  • Eligibility to apply for a chemical users licence through the Environmental Protection Agency

Career opportunities and job roles:

  • Gardener
  • Horticulturalist
  • Landscaper


This course offers a strong study pathway to gain employment in more senior roles:

  • Certificate IV in Horticulture
  • Diploma of Horticulture

Once you have successfully completed the diploma, take the next step with a degree:

  • Bachelor of Environmental Science


Growth in this industry is growing along with opportunities for horticulturists. Identified as a skills shortage area, this course is on the NSW Skills List with many job opportunities for qualified horticulturists. The NSW Government also has a strategy to increase access to quality green, open and public spaces across the state. This strategy will drive demand for horticultural workers even further.


This course is currently available at 13 campus locations across NSW and online. Enquire now for other locations.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • Blended, Full Time, Part Time Day, Part Time Evening
  • Study Online

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