The Certificate II in Horticulture has been developed for those looking for an introduction to the horticulture industry.
Career opportunities, include:
- horticulture worker
- horticulture assistant
Pathways to further study:
- AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture.
This is a free TAFE course
Students who are eligible for Victorian Government subsidised training may not have to pay course tuition fees when they enrol in a Free TAFE course.
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Studying the Certificate II in Horticulture at Holmesglen
You will learn the basic skills in horticulture, as well as an overview of the specialist skills in five horticulture trades: parks and gardens, landscape construction, nursery, sports turf management and arboriculture.
You will study in Holmesglen's specialised horticulture training facilities which includes access to industry machinery, landscaping and turf management grounds and park facilities.
To receive this qualification you must complete five core units and 10 elective units.
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.
If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.
||Prepare and maintain plant displays
||Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
||Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
||Participate in work health and safety processes
||Apply chemicals under supervision
||Assist with pressurised irrigation operations
||Assist with landscape construction work
||Operate basic machinery and equipment
||Undertake propagation activities
||Plant trees and shrubs
||Prune shrubs and small trees
||Support turf establishment
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards
| Code || Name |
|AHCPGD202||Prepare and maintain plant displays|
|AHCPMG202||Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders|
|AHCSOL202||Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing|
|AHCWHS201||Participate in work health and safety processes|
|AHCCHM201||Apply chemicals under supervision|
|AHCIRG217||Assist with pressurised irrigation operations|
|AHCLSC201||Assist with landscape construction work|
|AHCMOM203||Operate basic machinery and equipment|
|AHCNSY203||Undertake propagation activities|
|AHCPGD201||Plant trees and shrubs|
|AHCPGD203||Prune shrubs and small trees|
|AHCTRF204||Support turf establishment|
There are no entry requirements for this qualification
There are no formal prerequisites for this course.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
After completing this course, you will receive the AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture.
How to apply
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Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
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