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Offering Info

Certificate II in Horticulture

  • National Course Code: AHC20416
  • TAFE NSW code: AHC20416-01V02-20CHE-003

Location – Coffs Harbour Education CHEC

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

05 Aug 2020

Study Commitment

21.9 Hours per week

Duration

18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

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

INDUSTRY DEMAND

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.

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate II in Horticulture as either a traineeship or non-traineeship, so you can cultivate the career you want.

Non-traineeship

There are no entry requirements for non-trainees. You can enrol in this course now.

Traineeship

To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Be employed in the horticulture industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:

  • Comfortable using a computer
  • Able to research a range of topics and navigate public digital databases
  • Already working in the industry as a trainee or looking forward to employment after the course
  • Basic numeracy and literacy skills

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • To maintain regular attendance for the duration of the course, turn up on time for class, stay for the duration of the class, be enthusiastic and engage in all aspects of the class both practical and theory, complete your assessments on time.

Work placement is encouraged but not a requirement for successful completion.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

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

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RECOGNITION

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.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants
AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
Elective Units
Number Title
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

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Course Location

Coffs Harbour Education CHEC
363 Hogbin Drive, Coffs Harbour
Phone 131 601

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