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AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture

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IntakeCampusAttendanceDurationApprenticeshipTraineeship
2020 OngoingEast Geelong CampusClassroom Day Part-time: 2 yrs
2021 FebruaryWerribeeClassroom Day Part-time: 1 to 2 Years
2021 FebruaryEast Geelong CampusClassroom DayFull-time: 1 year
2021 FebruaryEast Geelong CampusClassroom Day Part-time: 1 to 2 Years
2021 FebruaryEast Geelong CampusClassroom Night Part-time: 1 to 2 Years
2021 FebruaryEast Geelong CampusClassroom Night Part-time: 1 to 2 Years
2021 FebruaryEast Geelong CampusClassroom Night Part-time: 1 to 2 Years
2021 OngoingEast Geelong CampusClassroom Day Part-time: 2 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 in 2021. Click here for eligibility criteria.
 

Work placement/industry experience

How often do I attend?

East Geelong Campus:
FT - 3 days per week | Monday - Wednesday | 9.00am – 4.00pm 
PT - 3 days per week | Monday and/or Tuesday and/or Wednesday
PT: - 1 evening per week for 2 years for students currently employed in the trade | Monday | 5.00pm - 9.00pm
OR
PT: - 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 for 1 year | 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 in 2021. 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 - 3 days per week | Monday - Wednesday | 9.00am – 4.00pm 
PT - 3 days per week | Monday and/or Tuesday and/or Wednesday
PT: - 1 evening per week for 2 years for students currently employed in the trade | Monday | 5.00pm - 9.00pm
OR
PT: - 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 for 1 year | Monday and Tuesday | 9.00am - 3.30pm 

Possible Career Outcomes

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

Changes to delivery due to COVID-19

The Gordon is utilising Gordon Online, our digital learning management system to ensure students continue to learn and reach their study goals during isolation. Classes are being delivered live (in real-time) using audio-visual delivery methods. Where on-campus attendance is required to complete practical learning and assessments, student numbers are being managed to ensure social distancing can be observed. Find out more about delivery changes here.

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

Apply now

Need help?

  • Find out what documents you will need to complete your application here or watch the how to apply video.
  • Visit Customer Service or click here to request application support.

Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course. You will be advised of the next steps in the selection process as soon as possible.

Apprenticeship and Traineeship applicants

To become an apprentice or trainee, you will first need to find an employer willing to employ you. An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider can assist you with this, and will also start your application and enrolment process. Find a local provider here

Find out what services The Gordon provides for our students see Student Services.

You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning credit! Find out more about RPL here.

Date published: 19/10/2020 2:00:19 PM

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