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AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture

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Duration Part-time: Up to 2 years

Course description

Are you working in horticulture and would like to take your career to the next level? This course provides higher-end plant skills and will qualify you for supervisory and management positions. You will undertake ten units of study, which you may choose according to your experience and career goals. The course coordinator will discuss your subject selection with you before course commencement.

Take advantage of Job Trainer! Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Job Trainer opportunity Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

This is a JobTrainer Priority Course. All students who meet the Skills First eligibility criteria can access free or reduced tuition fees for this course. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

Possible career outcomes

  • Horticultural manager in area of specialty
  • Consultant
  • Senior botanic gardener

Applications & attendance

Applications for this course are not currently open.

Please contact customer service on 52250538 to discuss upcoming intake dates.

Intake
Please contact Customer Service on 5225 0800 to discuss upcoming intakes.

 

Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course.

  • Applicants must be aged 17 years and over at the time of course commencement
  • It is recommended Applicants complete Certificate III or IV in a related field, and/or possess relevant industry experience.
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 to meet the academic requirements for the course. 
  • To be eligible to apply for a VET Student Loan applicants will be required to: 
    • undertake an independent assessment test to ensure they possess Level 3 in reading and numeracy, or
    • provide their Year 12 certificate, or
    • provide evidence of completion of a Certificate IV or above. 
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Job Trainer. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Practice tests

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

  • Applicants must be aged 17 years and over at the time of course commencement
  • It is recommended Applicants complete Certificate III or IV in a related field, and/or possess relevant industry experience.
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 to meet the academic requirements for the course. 
  • To be eligible to apply for a VET Student Loan applicants will be required to: 
    • undertake an independent assessment test to ensure they possess Level 3 in reading and numeracy, or
    • provide their Year 12 certificate, or
    • provide evidence of completion of a Certificate IV or above. 

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Elective Units Code Hours
Audit irrigation systems AHCIRG507 100
Develop a horticultural production plan AHCPHT502 180
Develop a system to monitor and evaluate the pest management plan AHCPMG508 100
Develop and manage a chemical use strategy AHCCHM501 80
Diagnose plant health problems AHCPCM501 120
Manage enterprise staff requirements AHCBUS511 140
Manage plant cultural practices AHCPGD501 200
Manage trial and research material AHCWRK505 140
Plan the establishment of sports turf playing surfaces AHCTRF505 150
Prepare reports AHCWRK503 60

 

Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Written assignments
  • Team projects
  • Exam

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Standard Tuition AUD $8.13 per hour 1270 AUD $10,325.00 AUD $8,682.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $14.13 per hour 1270 AUD $17,945.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Education Levy AUD $190.50

 

All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $16,788

Payment plans may be available for students who are not eligible for a VET Student Loan.

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Date published: 24/01/2023 10:00:11 PM
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