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Offering Info

Certificate III in Horticulture

  • National Course Code: AHC30716
  • TAFE NSW code: AHC30716-01V01-21RYD-238

Location – Ryde

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

12 Jul 2021

Study Commitment

21 Hours per week

Duration

36 Weeks

  • 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.

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:

  • All students will undertake language/ literacy/ numeracy screening at the start of their course. Students must meet the necessary level for their course of studies. Eg. Certificate III would require a minimum level 3 foundation skills in language, literacy and numeracy. Students should have a reasonable level of computer literacy to be able to complete this course successfully. As this course is blended with some online delivery, students must have access to a computer (or similar) and a reliable internet service.

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

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Tuesday, 22 June 2021 6.00pm to 8.00pm Ryde campus, entry via 59 Parkes Street, Ryde. Building A, Level 5, Auditorium

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Full Time, Blended course. You will need to attend approximately 21 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 36 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 20 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignments, reading and research, reflection, Studespace /online assessments and review of lessons.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

As the Full time course has an increased workload, it is recommended that students are NOT carrying out more than 3 days per week of paid employment. Students will attend TAFE for 2 days per week, and should allow another 2 days per week to keep up with homework and study. The target participants for this cohort are either career starters or career changers interested in horticulture. As a level 3 certificate qualification, it is understood that most learners will have a sufficient level of literacy and can work independently with little supervision. Please note that there is a Certificate II in Horticulture available for those students who wish to study at a more introductory/ practical level. For Trainees enrolment should be in the part time day offering (one day per week).

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

TAFE NSW provides the following services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment for all students:
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
Accessibility and Disability Services
Personal Counselling
Vocational Counselling
Learning Support
International Student Support
Scholarships
Multicultural 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)
  • 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 Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:15am 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?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Your enrolment will not be finalised until appropriate fees are paid. Students cannnot attend classes until appropriate fees are paid. Upon request, fees can be paid in instalments. Instalments must be kept up to date throughout the course. Ongoing attendance in class is determined by a student being financial, that is instalment payments being made on time.

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. (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
AHCNSY306 Implement a propagation plan
AHCSOL301 Prepare growing media
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCDRG301 Install drainage systems
AHCPGD303 Perform specialist amenity pruning
AHCPGD302 Plan and maintain plant displays
AHCPCM304 Report on health and condition of trees
AHCIRG306 Troubleshoot irrigation systems
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens
AHCPCM201 Recognise 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

Ryde
250 Blaxland Road, Ryde
Phone 131 601

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