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Offering Info

Certificate II in Horticulture

  • National Course Code: AHC20416
  • TAFE NSW code: AHC20416-01V02-20OTE-021

Location – TAFE Digital (Traineeship)

Study Type

Online

Course Start Date

01 Jul 2020

Study Commitment

14 Hours per week

Duration

1 Year

  • 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:

  • find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW. The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract.
  • Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with Training Services NSW and we will contact you to complete your enrolment.

Find out more: https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/apprenticeships_traineeships/students/getting_started.html

TRAINEES ONLY

Before you can start a traineeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW.
The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

Find out more: https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/apprenticeships_traineeships/students/getting_started.html

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is an online course. You will need to complete approximately 8 hours of online study, over a week, for your enrolment duration of 1 year.
You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner.

You can also expect to complete approximately 6 hours of additional study each week outside of online study hours, including prescribed readings, private study and research

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are horticultural trainees

The following employment pathways are available to learners who complete this qualification:

  • Horticulture Assistant
  • Landscape Worker

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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

An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.

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?

This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, you may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption or fee free scholarship. Payment by instalments is available.

You may continue with an enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder. To discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 601.

For further information on fees and charges, please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-information

Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

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

Before you can start a traineeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW.
The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.
Find out more: https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/apprenticeships_traineeships/students/getting_started.html

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
Elective Units
Number Title
AHCIRG215 Assist with low volume irrigation operations
AHCNSY201 Pot up plants
AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities
AHCPCM202 Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs
AHCPGD203 Prune shrubs and small trees
AHCTRF204 Support turf establishment
AHCWRK201 Observe and report on weather
AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry
AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

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

Horticulture Assistant
Landscape Worker

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.

Course Location

TAFE DIGITAL
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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