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Certificate IV in Horticulture

National Course Code: AHC40416

Overview

The nationally recognised Certificate IV in Horticulture will deepen your connection to the natural world and the industry that surrounds it. You will plan and supervise operations across a range of green ventures including parks and gardens, forestry, nurseries and natural landscapes.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

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

  • Understand plant propagation
  • Undertake soil health and plant nutrition programs
  • Schedule irrigation
  • Nurture plant establishment
  • Understand pest management programs

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A passion for plants and the natural environment
  • An interest in monitoring, recording, and reporting on project progress
  • An interest In supervising teams and enabling collaboration
  • An interest in the greening of spaces
  • A desire to work primarily outdoors
  • Great communication skills

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally accredited Certificate IV level qualification

Career opportunities:

  • Horticulture supervisor
  • Landscape contractor supervisor
  • Parks and gardens supervisor
  • Sports turf supervisor
  • Nursery supervisor

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Horticulture

Locations

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Course details

People who are successful in this industry have:

  • A passion for plants and the natural environment
  • An interest in monitoring, recording, and reporting on project progress
  • An interest In supervising teams and enabling collaboration
  • An interest in the greening of spaces
  • A desire to work primarily outdoors
  • Great communication skills

Assessment for this course is based on:

  • Case studies
  • Projects
  • Reports
  • Knowledge and skills assessments

The Certificate II in Horticulture is the best place to start if you want to dig into the world of plants and trees and dont have any prior experience.

The Certificate III is a better option for you if you are looking to develop your skills and knowledge in preparing materials, and growing and planting vegetation.

If you are detail-oriented and wish to focus on supervisory roles in the industry, consider the Certificate IV, which focuses on reporting, recording and monitoring of the preparation, growing and planting of vegetation.

This Diploma is for students who want to plan and manage horticultural projects and to write reports, provide quotes, and respond to tenders.

You will gain hands-on skills in planning, implementing and supervising operations such as:

  • Plant propagation
  • Soil health and plant nutrition programs
  • Irrigation scheduling
  • Plant establishment
  • Pest management programs

At TAFE NSW, we want you to walk into the Horticulture industry with confidence. We understand the importance of practicing your skills in authentic workplace scenarios. Projects will include:

  • Implement pest management and monitoring plans
  • Implement a chemical use program
  • Schedule irrigation and supervise the maintenance of equipment
  • Monitor, record and report on horticulture project progress
  • Cost a project

You will practice your hands-on skills in a real site approved by your teacher. The location must meet requirements to be able to successfully complete all tasks.

Be supported

Here at TAFE NSW we support your education, but we also support you.
We want you to have the best experience possible, so well help you with anything you need, whether it is a friendly career counsellor or an online tutor.

Reach out, were here to help.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

With people wanting to escape the confines of buildings for the sake of their health, the NSW Government promoting large, sustainable green public spaces to mitigate against the effect of urban heat sinks, and demand for green walls and rooftop garden design, construction and maintenance growing fast, the trend for horticulture jobs is strong.

Horticulture skills and knowledge will always be required so that the world can continue to produce food, fibre, timber and green living environments, so there will always be employment opportunities. This qualification also underpins the knowledge and skills around environmental adaptation and the changing conditions that plants will be subject-to into the future, also supporting biodiversity conservation. The United Nations has declared the decade up to 2030 to be the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration, and along with the Sustainable Development Goals, horticulture project implementation skills will be crucial in maintaining biodiversity, water, and food security.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed

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