If you love being outdoors and are looking for a hands-on career, a horticulture course could be for you.

Our horticulture program offers a range of specialities and delivery options to develop a career in nursery, landscape, turf, or parks and gardens. Our flexible approach means you can choose to study full or part-time, with many programs also offered as apprenticeships.
We have a strong focus on providing opportunities to experience real workplace environments and build your employment opportunities. Some of our major local partners include City of Greater Geelong, Bunnings, Parks Victoria and Barwon Water, who create the opportunity for you to work on a range of industry-based projects.
You’ll also benefit from our large teaching base made up of generalist and specialist industry professionals, who are up to date with local, national and international trends.

Career outcomes

Average annual salary

Horticultural tradesperson   $49,400

Source: myfuture.edu.au, occupations, June 2016.
Note: salaries are a guide only, and are dependent on a range of factors including your experience, employer, and location.

Pathways to University
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Profiles and Testimonials

Chris was studying an IT degree before realising he could blend his dream to work outdoors with his passion for lawn bowls. He was offered an apprenticeship with his local club and commenced a Certificate III in Horticulture (Turf).

Chris chose the Gordon because of the reputation of the teachers and really enjoyed developing his skills. After graduating, Chris started his own turf business and is the head greenkeeper at the Ocean Grove Bowls Club. He is also studying his Diploma of Sports Turf Management and teaching up-and-coming apprentices at The Gordon.

“I left the Gordon with full confidence that the knowledge learnt and practical skills gained would provide me an excellent platform from which to launch my career.”

Chris Deppeler
Certificate III in Horticulture (Turf Management)

Industry and Corporate Training

If you would like to book training for your organisation, please contact 5225 0800 to discuss your requirements.

Our training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. | Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne.

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