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Offering Info

Certificate III in Production Nursery

  • National Course Code: AHC31116
  • TAFE NSW code: AHC31116-01V03-21OUR-998

Location – Ourimbah (Apprenticeship)

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

7.5 Hours per week

Duration

3 Years

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

Course Details

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome for a nurseryperson working in a production nursery. The nursery industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.

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

Job roles and titles covered by this qualification may include:
production nursery tradesperson

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

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.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

It is assumed that you have literacy, numeracy and technical skills at Certificate II level for success in this course. Contact your TAFE NSW campus if you have any questions about your suitability.

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 are:

  • a current registered Production Nursery apprentice or a mature-age existing worker in the industry
  • employed full time
  • signed up with an Apprentice Network Provider and have a Training Plan Proposal

To register for an information session, head to tafensw.edu.au/infofest. Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Part Time Day course. You will need to attend approximately 7.5 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 89 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10 hours of other study per week.


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 Apprenticeships 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

There are a range of study options for NSW Apprentices and eligible non-apprentices with relevant industry work experience in this course.

Under the NSW Government fee-free apprenticeship initiative, NSW apprentices that commence their training on or after 1 July 2018 may be eligible for fee-free training. Apprentices are required to provide evidence of their NSW apprenticeship to finalise their enrolment and applicable fees.

This course is also a TAFE NSW Trade Pathways Qualification and ideal if you have been working in this industry for an extended period of time but havent received a qualification. To be eligible to enrol as a non-apprentice and secure funding, you must firstly meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria and be:

  • over 21 years of age
  • able to demonstrate and provide evidence of extensive industry experience and
  • able to demonstrate relevant ongoing work experience and provide workplace evidence to support the achievement of competence.
To study this course as a NSW apprentice or to check if you meet the non-apprentice requirements for NSW funding, please enquire now or call 131 601. For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources :

  • Broad-brim hat (minimum 80mm brim width),
  • Work boots
  • Secateurs
  • Pruning snips
  • A4 folder
  • Note paper and pens
  • Basic calculator
  • Eye and hearing protection,
  • Disposable dust masks
  • Water-resistant pencil
  • USB memory stick

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

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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

Before you can start an apprenticeship, 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/index.html

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
AHCBIO305 Apply biosecurity measures
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCNSY306 Implement a propagation plan
AHCNSY301 Maintain nursery plants
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCIRG306 Troubleshoot irrigation systems
Elective Units
Number Title
AHCNSY303 Install and maintain plant displays
AHCSOL301 Prepare growing media
AHCNSY305 Prepare specialised plants
AHCNSY302 Receive and dispatch nursery products
AHCSOL401 Sample soils and interpret results

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

production nursery tradesperson

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

Ourimbah
Brush Road, Ourimbah
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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