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Offering Info

Certificate III in Horticulture

  • National Course Code: AHC30716
  • TAFE NSW code: AHC30716-01V01-21PAD-016

Location – Padstow

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

14 Jul 2021

Study Commitment

7 Hours per week

Duration

18 Months

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate III in Horticulture will jump-start your career as a sought-after horticulturalist in a growing industry. Learn how to create and nurture different types of green environments that are both beautiful and functional and be industry ready for a fulfilling career.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Recognise common and rare plants
  • Apply specialist amenity pruning techniques
  • Plan and install irrigation systems
  • Plan and implement programs such as pest control and disease, plant nutrition and soil improvement

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A collaborative teamwork spirit and the ability to work independently
  • Effective communication
  • Problem solving, analytical and investigative

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised industry qualification
  • Eligibility to apply for a chemical users licence through the Environmental Protection Agency

Career opportunities:

  • Gardener
  • Horticulturalist
  • Landscaper

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in Horticulture
  • Diploma of Horticulture

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

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

Traineeship

TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate III in Horticulture as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol in the course as a trainee 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.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

Two elective units from this course meet licensing requirements to use agricultural chemicals.

Once you complete these units you will be eligible to apply for chemical users licence through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Pesticides Act 1999 requires you to hold this licence to purchase and use chemicals in a commercial setting.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend you have:

  • An interest in the horticulture industry and/or currently employed in the industry
  • Physical fitness to lift heavy materials, work on your feet for long periods, climb ladders to prune trees, and dig holes in preparation for seedbeds and planting trees
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to work in a team
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • The ability to research and investigate different topics using public digital databases

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

Discover the skills you need for the job you want at the TAFE NSW Information Sessions, 21-25 June 2021.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time course. In the first semester (July 2021) you attend on a Wednesday, the second semester (February 2022) on a Thursday and on the last semester (July 2022) on a Friday

You will need to attend approximately 7 hours of class, one day per week, for 18 Months. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 1 hour of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 18 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including assessment and assignment preparation, research and self-directed study and revision.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course is a part time course that provides participants with a general qualification in horticulture and is suitable for existing workers in the industry, people wanting to find a job or wanting to reskill.

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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Wednesdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

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?

Students must provide their own personal protective clothing including steel cap boots, a safety vest, gloves, safety glasses, ear muffs and a wide brim hat, writing equipment, notepads and usb stick. You will also need a pair of secateurs.

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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. (only if available as a trainee)

Core Units
Number Title
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture
Elective Units
Number Title
AHCLSC201 Assist with landscape construction work
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens
AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCPGD303 Perform specialist amenity pruning
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCNSY202 Care for nursery plants
AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities
AHCPGD302 Plan and maintain plant displays
AHCNSY305 Prepare specialised plants

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

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.

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Course Location

Padstow
Raine Road, Padstow
Phone 131 601

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