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Overview

International course:

Not available for international students.

Course code:

AHC31216

Start date(s):

Various dates throughout the year

Course length:

Part Time: 3 years

Campus:

Waverley

This course provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge that, when combined with workplace skills enhancement, will enable you to perform the work of a retail nursery person.

This course is run in accordance with the National Industry Competency Standards for Retail Nursery.

Throughout the course you will develop skills and knowledge in the propagation, production and maintenance of plants for sale and hire.

You will learn about the retailing of plants and associated products, and be able to provide advice on plant selection.

You will also learn about the development and promotion of plant products and services.


Course structure

To receive this qualification you must complete nine core units and six 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

AHCMOM304

Operate machinery and equipment

AHCNSY301

Maintain nursery plants

AHCNSY302

Receive and dispatch nursery products

AHCNSY303

Install and maintain plant displays

AHCPCM302

Provide information on plants and their culture

AHCPCM303

Identify plant specimens

AHCPMG302

Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

AHCWHS301

Contribute to work health and safety processes

SIRRMER003

Coordinate visual merchandising activities

SIRXCEG001

Engage the customer

AHCNSY305

Prepare specialised plants

AHCCHM303

Prepare and apply chemicals

AHCCHM304

Transport and store chemicals

AHCPCM301

Implement a plant nutrition program

AHCPMG301

Control weeds


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.

Apprenticeship: training agreement 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

After completing this course, you will receive the nationally endorsed AHC31216 Certificate III in Retail Nursery.

PATHWAYS

Graduates can further their studies with the AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture, AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture or AHC50616 Diploma of Landscape Design.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

- Nursery hand
- Nursery tradesperson
- Retail sales assistant - nursery/greenlife


How to apply

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

Gov. subsidised Apprenticeship

$4,703.00

Concession

$940.60

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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