The Certificate IV in Horticulture allows you to develop post-trade skills and knowledge across a broad coverage of the horticulture industry, prior to undertaking higher level roles in the workplace.
Career opportunities, include:
- irrigation installation and service technician
- horticulture team leader
- general gardener
Pathways to further study:
- AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture
- AHC50616 Diploma of Landscape Design.
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Studying the Certificate IV in Horticulture at Holmesglen
This course is suitable if you are currently working in the industry, or if you are interested in entering the field and need to build on practical and theoretical skills.
It is also suitable if you are involved in the business or entrepreneurial aspects of the horticulture industry and need to acquire skills in assessing technical, economic and managerial issues.
You will learn a variety of skills including the design and implementation of special plant displays and the provision of advice on plant selection and landscape solutions for domestic and commercial situations.
After completing this course, you are qualified to undertake supervisory roles and maintenance of public and private parks, reserves and gardens, natural bush land and community recreation areas.
To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in: 12 units of competency,
one core unit and 11 elective units.
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry.
||Maintain work health and safety processes
||Plan a propagation program
||Supervise irrigation system installation
||Manage organic soil improvement
||Design plant displays
||Supervise landscape project works
||Recommend plants and cultural practices
||Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program
||Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
||Transport and store chemicals
||Operate within a budget framework
||Define the pest problem
| Code || Name |
|AHCWHS401||Maintain work health and safety processes|
|AHCNSY402||Plan a propagation program|
|AHCIRG442||Supervise irrigation system installation|
|AHCORG403||Manage organic soil improvement|
|AHCPGD401||Design plant displays|
|AHCLSC401||Supervise landscape project works|
|AHCPCM401||Recommend plants and cultural practices|
|AHCPCM402||Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program|
|AHCCHM307||Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals|
|AHCBUS408||Operate within a budget framework|
|AHCPMG413||Define the pest problem|
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 entry requirements for this course.
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 AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture.
How to apply
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
*Mandatory Materials and Activities fees are still payable by all students including students who may be eligible for Government subsidised/Concession fees.
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