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Certificate III in Retail Nursery

National Course Code: AHC31216


The nationally accredited Certificate III in Retail Nursery builds the skills and knowledge you need to work as a retail nursery assistant, supervisor or manager. Delve into the science of plant upkeep, learn to create plant displays to drive sales, and provide customers sought-after plant advice.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Produce and maintain plants for a nursery
  • Apply biosecurity measures
  • Identify plant specimens
  • Implement a propagation plan
  • Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and disease
  • Implement a plant nutrition program
  • Provide information on plants and their culture


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A passion for growing and maintaining plants
  • A desire to present plants in a manner that will enhance sales
  • An ability to engage well with customers
  • An ability to work in a team


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate III level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Retail nursery tradesperson
  • Retail nursery supervisor
  • Retail nursery manager
  • Interior plantscaper - Retail nursery assistant - Garden centre sales assistant


Take your career further with the:

Horizontal vocational pathways -

  • Certificate III in Production Nursery
  • Certificate III in Horticulture
  • Certificate III in Production Horticulture
  • Certificate III in Parks and Gardens
  • Certificate III in Landscape Construction
  • Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

Vertical vocational pathway -

  • Diploma of Horticulture

This course is superseded.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.


This course is currently available at 1 campus location across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • On campus
  • Part Time

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Ourimbah (Apprenticeship): Part Time, On campus

  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,620.00
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 2 Years

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