Course Start Date
24.6 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
The horticulture services industry is growing as more households and businesses outsource their garden and vegetation management. Nurture your career as a qualified Horticulturalist with the nationally recognised Certificate III in Production Horticulture. Learn safe work practices in tree cropping, mushroom, vegetable and berry production, grape growing and more.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theory and practical course work you will learn how to:
- Install hydroponics and irrigation systems and measure their performance
- Manage crop establishment, nutrition and harvesting programs
- Use chemicals, control plant pests, diseases and weeds
- Operate machinery
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the skills that will help you get ahead in this career, including:
- Attention to detail using your creative eye
- Problem solving and critical thinking
- Great communication skills
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Complete this course and gain:
- A nationally recognised Certificate III qualification
- A chemical users licence - depending on the electives you choose
Career opportunities include:
- Orchard Farm Hand Grower
- Vegetable Grower
GROW YOUR CAREER
Broaden your skills base with another Certificate III level course:
- Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management
- Certificate III in Production Nursery
Train your way to more senior roles with:
- Certificate IV in Production Horticulture
- Diploma of Production Horticulture
- Bachelor of Agriculture
- Bachelor of Horticulture
Population growth, rising household incomes and the increasing number of households across the state is driving growth in the horticulture industry. Identified as a skills shortage area, this course is on the NSW Skills List with many job opportunities for qualified horticulturists.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
This is a full time face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 24.6 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 36 weeks.
You may also be required to complete approximately 9 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study and research using videos, library guides and horticulture specific readings.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- are wanting to gain qualifications to work autonomously in the production horticulure industry
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- TAFENSW Support Services are available 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)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- 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 Monday and Wednesday 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?
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
- Students have the option to pay $77.00 for their Ag Chem Users Card before completing these units.
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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.
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|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes|
|AHCIRG332||Operate pressurised irrigation systems|
|AHCCHM307||Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases|
|AHCIRG303||Measure irrigation delivery system performance|
|AHCSOL401||Sample soils and interpret results|
|AHCPCM301||Implement a plant nutrition program|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals|
|AHCMOM304||Operate machinery and equipment|
|AHCPHT306||Establish horticultural crops|
|AHCPHT307||Prepare raw materials and compost feedstock|
|AHCPHT310||Coordinate horticultural crop harvesting|
|AHCPMG302||Control plant pests, diseases and disorders|
|AHCORG403||Manage organic soil improvement|
|AHCPHT303||Implement a post-harvest program|
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