The Certificate III in Horticulture will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge that, when combined with workplace skills, will enable you to perform the work of a general horticulturalist within the turf, landscape, production and nursery sectors.
Career opportunities, include:
- turf, landscape, production, nursery sectors
Pathways to further study:
- AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture
- AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture
Studying the Certificate III in Horticulture at Holmesglen
The program is delivered two nights per week over a 12 month period to complete the full time course and 24 months for part time.
Specifically designed for those aiming to formalise their skills and knowledge or who have previously completed a Certificate II in Horticulture.
To receive this qualification you must complete 5 core units and 11 elective units.
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff.
If you have already completed other eligible units, these may be counted towards completion of your qualification.
||Contribute to work health and safety processes
||Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
||Operate machinery and equipment
||Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
||Sample soils and interpret results
||Install pressurised irrigation systems
||Troubleshoot irrigation systems
||Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
||Implement a propagation plan
||Prepare growing media
||Implement a plant nutrition program
||Provide information on plants and their culture
||Recommend plants and cultural practices
||Prepare and apply chemicals
||Transport and store chemicals
| Code || Name |
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes|
|AHCPMG302||Control plant pests, diseases and disorders|
|AHCMOM304||Operate machinery and equipment|
|AHCSOL303||Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas|
|AHCSOL401||Sample soils and interpret results|
|AHCIRG331||Install pressurised irrigation systems|
|AHCIRG306||Troubleshoot irrigation systems|
|AHCWRK309||Apply environmentally sustainable work practices|
|AHCNSY306||Implement a propagation plan|
|AHCSOL301||Prepare growing media|
|AHCPCM301||Implement a plant nutrition program|
|AHCPCM302||Provide information on plants and their culture|
|AHCPCM401||Recommend plants and cultural practices|
|AHCCHM303||Prepare and apply chemicals|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals|
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.
Learners are working in the field of horticulture (minimum 3 years), or have previously gained Certificate II in Horticulture. They are required to be mobile, with adequate fine motor skills in order to complete some of the assessments.
All Learners complete language and literacy testing via BKSB to identify Maths and English levels. Learners should be at level 2 or higher.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan and identify any learning support needs.
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 completion you will receive AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|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 consumables 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 may apply to your 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