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1 Year


This course is for people wanting to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge needed to work in the amenity horticulture industry.

You will learn about safety in the workplace and environmentally sustainable work practices, as well as skills selected from areas such as:

  • arboriculture
  • biosecurity
  • chemicals use
  • industry work practices
  • irrigation and water
  • landscaping
  • machinery operation
  • nursery practices
  • parks and gardens
  • pest management
  • plants and soils
  • turf construction and management

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


Horticulturist, gardener


When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from over 50 campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network, socialise and just chill out.

Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations


LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Coffs Harbour Education Campus (CHEC) Feb , Jul A$12,040
Ryde Feb , Jul A$12,040
Wollongbar Feb A$12,040


LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Ryde Feb , Jul A$12,040


Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


There are many scholarships, grants and bursaries which can help you financially with studying in Australia.They are offered by the Australian Government and a number of other public and private organisations.

Learn more about Scholarships


To receive this course students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

Note: Additional units contain compulsory and elective units which may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit.

  • Packaging Rules Total number of units - 16
  • Core Units = 5
  • Elective Units = 11
  • Core Units
  • AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
  • AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture
  • AHCPMG301 Control weeds
  • AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
  • AHCARB301 Implement a tree maintenance program
  • AHCPCM304 Report on health and condition of trees
  • AHCARB303 Perform pruning operations
  • AHCARB305 Dismantle trees
  • AHCARB306 Undertake aerial rescue
  • AHCARB307 Use advanced climbing techniques
  • AHCARB312 Use standard climbing techniques to access trees
  • AHCARB311 Tie, dress, set and finish arborist knots
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • AHCARB308 Install cable and bracing
  • AHCARB309 Implement a tree protection program
  • AHCBER301 Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response
  • AHCBIO302 Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs
  • AHCBER303 Carry out emergency disease or plant pest control procedures at infected premises
  • AHCBER304 Carry out movement and security procedures
  • AHCBIO305 Apply biosecurity measures
  • AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
  • AHCCHM304 Transport, handle and store chemicals
  • AHCIRG303 Measure irrigation delivery system performance
  • AHCIRG306 Troubleshoot irrigation systems
  • AHCIRG331 Install pressurised irrigation systems
  • AHCIRG332 Operate pressurised irrigation systems
  • AHCIRG333 Maintain pressurised irrigation systems
  • AHCLSC301 Set out site for construction works
  • AHCLSC302 Construct landscape features using concrete
  • AHCLSC303 Construct brick and or block structures and features
  • AHCLSC304 Erect timber structures and features
  • AHCLSC305 Construct stone structures and features
  • AHCLSC306 Implement a paving project
  • AHCLSC307 Implement a retaining wall project
  • AHCLSC308 Install metal structures and features
  • AHCLSC309 Install water features
  • AHCLSC310 Implement a tree transplanting program
  • AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
  • AHCNSY301 Maintain nursery plants
  • AHCNSY302 Receive and dispatch nursery products
  • AHCNSY303 Install and maintain plant displays
  • AHCNSY304 Deliver and promote sales of plants
  • AHCNSY305 Prepare specialised plants
  • AHCNSY306 Implement a propagation plan
  • AHCNSY307 Operate fertigation equipment
  • AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
  • AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens
  • AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program
  • AHCPGD302 Plan and maintain plant displays
  • AHCPGD303 Perform specialist amenity pruning
  • AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program
  • AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities
  • AHCPGD306 Implement a maintenance program for an aquatic environment
  • AHCSOL301 Prepare growing media
  • AHCTRF301 Construct turf playing surfaces
  • AHCTRF302 Establish turf
  • AHCTRF303 Implement a grassed area maintenance program
  • AHCTRF304 Monitor turf health
  • AHCTRF305 Renovate sports turf
  • AHCWAT301 Monitor and operate water treatment processes
  • AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities
  • AHCWRK311 Conduct site inspection
  • AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
  • FWPCOT3238 Operate a pole saw
  • FWPFGM3213 Fall trees manually (advanced)
  • RIIWHS302D Implement traffic management plan


From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.


Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.