Offering Info

Certificate III in Production Nursery

  • National Course Code: AHC31116
  • TAFE NSW code: AHC31116-01V03-21RMD-110

Location – Richmond -Apprenticeship

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

7.5 Hours per week


2 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This course is superseded.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.


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:

  • your Apprenticeship contract

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • Boots, suitable work clothing, broad brimmed hat, tools and equipment ie. Secateurs/holster/budding knife/prescibed notes

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


Wednesday, 9th December 2020 | 1 pm to 5 pm | Richmond Campus, Building D, Level 1, Room 1 (D1.1)

Monday, 18 January 2021 | 1 pm to 5 pm | Richmond Campus, Building D, Level 1, Room 1 (D1.1)


This is a Part Time Day course. You will need to attend approximately 7.5 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 72 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 0.2 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 10.8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including projects, assignments, prescribed reading and activities.

TAFE NSW RICHMOND is located 17 kilometres from the M7. Take the Richmond Road exit.
Or, take a train to East Richmond station and then a pleasant 20 minute walk down Bourke Street, then College Drive and through the WSU gates. Turn left at the sign into Richmond TAFE.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • Training will primarily be conducted onsite at Richmond College with some work based activities. Client group are Apprentices working in production Nursery.


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
  • 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 Thursdays from 8.00am 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.


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:

There will be an additional charge to your enrolment fee of $126.00 per student . This additional charge covers published notes, Secateur holster, x10 hand lense, diamond stone, budding knife, cut resistant gloves and Chemical card which will enable you to complete your course.


Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

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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.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
AHCBIO305 Apply biosecurity measures
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCIRG306 Troubleshoot irrigation systems
AHCNSY301 Maintain nursery plants
AHCNSY306 Implement a propagation plan
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
Elective Units
Number Title
AHCIRG303 Measure irrigation delivery system performance
AHCNSY305 Prepare specialised plants
AHCNSY401 Plan a growing-on program
AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCSOL301 Prepare growing media

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

Cnr Blacktown & Campus Drive, Richmond
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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