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AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture

AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture

IntakeCampusAttendanceDurationApprenticeshipTraineeship
2019 OngoingEast Geelong CampusClassroom Day Part-time: 3 yrs
2020 FebruaryWerribeeClassroom Day Part-time: 2 - 3 yrs
2020 FebruaryEast Geelong CampusClassroom Night Part-time: 2 - 3 yrs
2020 FebruaryEast Geelong CampusClassroom Night Part-time: 2 - 3 yrs
2020 FebruaryEast Geelong CampusClassroom Night Part-time: 2 - 3 yrs
2020 FebruaryEast Geelong CampusClassroom DayFull-time: 12 months
2020 FebruaryEast Geelong CampusClassroom Day Part-time: 2 - 3 yrs
2020 OngoingEast Geelong CampusClassroom Day Part-time: 3 yrs
2020 AprilWerribeeClassroom Day Part-time: 2 - 3 yrs
2020 AprilEast Geelong CampusClassroom Night Part-time: 2 - 3 yrs
2020 AprilEast Geelong CampusClassroom Night Part-time: 2 - 3 yrs
2020 AprilEast Geelong CampusClassroom Night Part-time: 2 - 3 yrs
2020 AprilEast Geelong CampusClassroom DayFull-time: 12 months
2020 AprilEast Geelong CampusClassroom Day Part-time: 2 - 3 yrs

Intakes

East Geelong Campus: February

Course Duration

1 year
Full time only

Cricos Code

092535G

Course Description

If you enjoy being outdoors, have an interest in plants and gardens, and are looking for a hands-on career, then horticulture could be for you. This is a generalist horticulture course that will equip you with comprehensive skills and knowledge to successfully enter the horticulture industry. You will learn about plant identification, pest and disease, weeds, propagation, soils and plant nutrition, customer service, turf establishment, plant establishment, drainage and irrigation, retaining walls and paving and OHS matters.

For those wishing to study the course on a part time basis who are currently employed in the trade, or with recent industry experience, the course duration is 2 years.  For those wishing to study the course on a part time basis who are not employed in the trade, or without industry experience, the course duration is 3 years.

This is a FREE TAFE COURSE. Click here for eligibility criteria.

Work placement/industry experience

How often do I attend?

East Geelong Campus:
FT - 4 days per week | Monday to Thursday | 9.00am – 4.00pm 
Also 1 evening per week for 2 years for students currently employed in the trade | Monday | 5.00pm - 9.00pm
OR 1 evening per week for 3 years for students not employed in the trade | Tuesday | 5.00pm - 9.00pm

Werribee Campus:
PT - 2 days per week | Monday and Tuesday | 9.00am - 3.30pm 

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Horticulturalist
  • Nursery worker - retail/wholesale
  • Landscaper
  • Groundsperson
  • Parks and gardens assistant

Course Description

Course Description

If you enjoy being outdoors, have an interest in plants and gardens, and are looking for a hands-on career, then horticulture could be for you. This is a generalist horticulture course that will equip you with comprehensive skills and knowledge to successfully enter the horticulture industry. You will learn about plant identification, pest and disease, weeds, propagation, soils and plant nutrition, customer service, turf establishment, plant establishment, drainage and irrigation, retaining walls and paving and OHS matters.

For those wishing to study the course on a part time basis who are currently employed in the trade, or with recent industry experience, the course duration is 2 years.  For those wishing to study the course on a part time basis who are not employed in the trade, or without industry experience, the course duration is 3 years.

This is a FREE TAFE COURSE. Click here for eligibility criteria.

Work placement/industry experience

Work placement/industry experience

How often do I attend?

How often do I attend?

East Geelong Campus:
FT - 4 days per week | Monday to Thursday | 9.00am – 4.00pm 
Also 1 evening per week for 2 years for students currently employed in the trade | Monday | 5.00pm - 9.00pm
OR 1 evening per week for 3 years for students not employed in the trade | Tuesday | 5.00pm - 9.00pm

Werribee Campus:
PT - 2 days per week | Monday and Tuesday | 9.00am - 3.30pm 

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Horticulturalist
  • Nursery worker - retail/wholesale
  • Landscaper
  • Groundsperson
  • Parks and gardens assistant
Entrance Requirements
Important Dates
Units & Assessment
Further Study Options
Fees
How do I Apply

  1. Apply online
  2. Satisfy selection process (if applicable)
  3. Accept offer
  4. Enrol and pay
  5. Commence Study
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Date published: 17/09/2019 6:00:09 PM

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