Course Start Date
05 Aug 2020
21.9 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
The nationally accredited Certificate II in Horticulture is the place to start your career as a horticulture assistant in a skills shortage industry. Get your hands dirty as you learn how to create and maintain beautiful gardens, assist in soil sampling and nurture plants back to health.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through your course work, you will learn the fundamentals in horticulture:
- Plant recognition
- Pest and disease control
- Propagation techniques
- Understanding soil characteristics
- Pruning techniques
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to get ahead in this field:
- Work independently and as part of a team
- Develop your communications skills
- Manage competing priorities
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course will provide you with:
- Nationally recognised Certificate II qualification
- A strong foundation to go further with a Certificate III Apprenticeship
Our graduates go on to roles such as:
- Garden labourer
- Landscape and garden labourer
- Horticulture assistant
GROW YOUR CAREER
To fast track becoming a fully qualified horticulturist, you can go on to higher level study:
- Certificate III in Horticulture (Apprentice options available)
- Certificate IV in Horticulture
- Diploma of Horticulture
The NSW Skills List identifies a skills shortage in horticulture workers across NSW. As our population grows so too does the demand for food, fibre and green living spaces.
Horticulture specialists work to ease urban heat and its impacts on health, as well as supporting the increasing demands in revegetation.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a full time day face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 15.3 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 6.7 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 13.3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including individual research and assessment preparation.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- Are from a diverse range of cultural and econnomic backgrounds. Migrants and people with disabilities also form part of this demographic. New entrants and existing workers, people who like working outdoors and have limited or no experience or knowledge of horticulture. Students who are wanting to gain hands on experience and skills to obtain work in the horticultural industry will be suited to this course.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
TAFENSW Support Services are avilable to all students.
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday and Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.
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|AHCSOL202||Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing|
|AHCWHS201||Participate in work health and safety processes|
|AHCPMG202||Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders|
|AHCLSC201||Assist with landscape construction work|
|AHCIRG217||Assist with pressurised irrigation operations|
|AHCCHM201||Apply chemicals under supervision|
|AHCNSY202||Care for nursery plants|
|AHCMOM203||Operate basic machinery and equipment|
|AHCPGD201||Plant trees and shrubs|
|AHCNSY201||Pot up plants|
|AHCPGD203||Prune shrubs and small trees|
|AHCNSY203||Undertake propagation activities|
|AHCWRK204||Work effectively in the industry|
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.Enrol Now
Coffs Harbour Education CHEC
363 Hogbin Drive, Coffs Harbour
Phone 131 601
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