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Offering Info

Certificate III in Horticulture

  • National Course Code: AHC30716
  • TAFE NSW code: AHC30716-01V01-22OTE-015

Location – TAFE Digital (Traineeship)

Attendance

Self paced

Delivery

Online

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

9 Hours per week

Duration

1 year

  • 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 be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence:

  • that you have 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.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to be self-directed and have good computer skills, research skills, and writing skills
  • have regular, reliable access to a computer connected to the Internet, as well as an email address

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a self paced, online course. You will need to complete approximately 9 hours of online study, each week. You may also be required to complete approximately 10 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research. You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner.

The course will run for 1 year.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are Trainees employed in the horticultural industry

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)
  • 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

Australian Traineeships training can be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both. TAFE NSW will negotiate your attendance and study pattern with you and your employer.

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?

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 131 241.

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

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
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
Elective Units
Number Title
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCNSY306 Implement a propagation plan
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens
AHCPCM304 Report on health and condition of trees
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program
AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program
AHCSOL301 Prepare growing media
AHCTRF303 Implement a grassed area maintenance program
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCWRK311 Conduct site inspections

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.

Course Location

TAFE Digital (Traineeship)
Phone 131 601

Fees information

We understand that many students are confused by different fees for similar courses, and want to reassure you that studying with TAFE NSW won't damage your hip pocket.

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