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Overview

International course:

Not available for international students.

Course code:

AHC31016

Start date(s):

Various dates throughout the year

Course length:

Part Time: 3 years

Campus:

Waverley

Throughout this course you will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to work in the management and maintenance of public and private parks, reserves and gardens, natural bushland and community recreation areas.

You will gain skills in the design and implementation of special plant displays and be able to give advice on plant selection and use in domestic and commercial situations.


Course structure

To receive this qualification you must complete five core units and 11 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.

ASSESSMENT

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

SUBJECTS

Code

Name

AHCPCM301

Implement a plant nutrition program

AHCPCM302

Provide information on plants and their culture

AHCPMG301

Control weeds

AHCPMG302

Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

AHCWHS301

Contribute to work health and safety processes

AHCCHM303

Prepare and apply chemicals

AHCCHM304

Transport and store chemicals

AHCIRG331

Install pressurised irrigation systems

AHCMOM304

Operate machinery and equipment

AHCNSY306

Implement a propagation plan

AHCPCM303

Identify plant specimens

AHCPGD301

Implement a plant establishment program

AHCPGD302

Plan and maintain plant displays

AHCSOL301

Prepare growing media

AHCSOL303

Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas

AHCTRF303

Implement a grassed area maintenance program


Entry requirements

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.

If you are undertaking the course as an apprenticeship, you must first have an a training agreement in place with a registered employer from a relevant industry.

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.


Outcomes

QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION

On completion you will receive the AHC31016 Certificate III in Parks and Gardens.

PATHWAYS

Graduates can further study in the AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture, AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture and AHC50616 Diploma of Landscape Design.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

- Local government gardener
- Horticultural technician
- Grounds maintenance
- Private garden maintenance


How to apply

DIRECT

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Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.

APPRENTICESHIP

A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment.

A representative from the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice.

Visit australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information.

If you have further questions about your application, please contact the department:

If you have further questions about your application, please contact the department:

EL

03 9564 1699

horticulture@holmesglen.edu.au

RECRUITMENT

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.


Fees

Type

Cost

Full Fee

$16,218.00

Gov. subsidised Apprenticeship

$4,692.00

Concession

$938.40

Government subsidised

$6,273.00

Concession

$1,254.60

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.

Find out more about paying your fees and our payment options


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Contact details

Horticulture Open Days

Visit us on Open Day for an overview of the Horticulture industry, starting at 4.30pm. You'll get to tour the horticulture department's facilities (at the Waverley campus), talk to teachers and get the information you need to study a course in horticulture, arboriculture, landscape construction and design, parks and gardens, nursery, turf or sustainability. We'll even help you apply on the night!

- , Thu, 24 Jan - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley Australia

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