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:
- AHC30916 Certificate III in Landscape Construction
- AHC31016 Certificate III in Parks and Gardens,
- AHC31319 Certificate III in Sports Turf Management.
- AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture.
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.
Timetable: 3 days per week (Days vary per group). Between Monday – Friday: 9am to 4pm
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.
||Participate in work health and safety processes
||Apply chemicals under supervision
||Support turf establishment
||Prune shrubs and small trees
||Prepare and maintain plant displays
||Undertake propagation activities
||Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
||Assist with landscape construction work
||Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
||Plant trees and shrubs
||Operate basic machinery and equipment
||Assist with pressurised irrigation operations
| Code || Name |
|AHCWHS201||Participate in work health and safety processes|
|AHCCHM201||Apply chemicals under supervision|
|AHCTRF204||Support turf establishment|
|AHCPGD203||Prune shrubs and small trees|
|AHCPGD202||Prepare and maintain plant displays|
|AHCNSY203||Undertake propagation activities|
|AHCSOL202||Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing|
|AHCLSC201||Assist with landscape construction work|
|AHCPMG202||Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders|
|AHCPGD201||Plant trees and shrubs|
|AHCMOM203||Operate basic machinery and equipment|
|AHCIRG217||Assist with pressurised irrigation operations|
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.
There are no formal entry requirements into this course. Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training review. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan and identify any learning support needs.
There are no formal prerequisites for this course.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
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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
On successful completion you will receive AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture.
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Free TAFE eligible student||FREE|
|JobTrainer eligible student||FREE|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession