Course Info

Diploma of Horticulture

National Course Code: AHC50416


The nationally recognised Diploma of Horticulture will arm you with superior skills to take on senior management roles in an industry that is devoted to making the world greener. This course is ripe for you if your ambition is to create plans for horticultural development, as well as deepen your knowledge of how to grow healthy plants and take care of the soil they thrive in.


Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn how to:

  • Assess sites for horticulture development
  • Develop horticultural production plans
  • Manage plant cultural practices
  • Collect and classify plants
  • Prepare reports, estimates, quotes, tenders and budgets
  • Manage work routines and staff performance
  • Diagnose plant health problems
  • Identify and select trees
  • Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program


Develop the attributes to get ahead in this industry:

  • Interest in the greening of spaces
  • Happy to work primarily outdoors
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ablility to work independently
  • Passion for plants and the natural environment


Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A Diploma-level qualification

Career opportunities:

  • Horticulturist/horticultural manager
  • Landscape contractor supervisor
  • Parks and gardens manager
  • Nursery manager
  • Horticultural advisory consultant


Take your career further with:

  • Bachelor of Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology)


Moderate to strong growth is expected in horticulture according to industry forecast to 2026. Annual revenue growth is expected to be 0.4 to 2.3%, and employment is expected to rise by 0.7% to 1.6% annually.


This course is currently available at 2 campus locations across NSW and online. Enquire now for other locations.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • VET Student Loans Available
  • Full Time, Part Time Evening
  • Study Online
  • Fully government-subsidised
  • JobTrainer

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  • Full Fee: $11,880.00
  • Start Date: 30 Jun 2021
  • Duration: 18 Months

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  • Start Date: 30 Jun 2021
  • Duration: 18 Months

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