This Diploma of Horticulture is the ideal course for people working and managing plant nurseries, parks, private or communal gardens and reserves.
Career opportunities, include:
- senior horticulturalist
- parks and gardens manager
- horticulture enterprise manager
Pathways to further study:
- Bachelor of Science (Urban Ecosystems / Forest Ecosystems)
- Bachelor of Agriculture
Studying the Diploma of Horticulture at Holmesglen
You will be trained in a range of higher level technical skills, applicable across the breadth of the horticulture industry.
You will build your knowledge and abilities to design and implement special plant displays. You will develop your ability to consult on plant selection and landscape solutions for domestic and commercial situations.
Timetable:: 3 days per week, Monday – Wednesday: 9am to 4pm
||Manage plant cultural practices
||Design sustainable landscapes
||Collect and classify plants
||Identify, select and specify trees
||Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders
||Develop a horticultural production plan
||Monitor and manage soils for production
||Plan a propagation program
||Audit irrigation systems
||Diagnose plant health problems
| Code || Name |
|AHCPGD507||Manage plant cultural practices|
|AHCDES508||Design sustainable landscapes|
|AHCPCM510||Collect and classify plants|
|AHCARB508||Identify, select and specify trees|
|AHCBUS515||Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders|
|AHCPHT511||Develop a horticultural production plan|
|AHCSOL505||Monitor and manage soils for production|
|AHCNSY404||Plan a propagation program|
|AHCIRG507||Audit irrigation systems|
|AHCPCM507||Diagnose plant health problems|
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.
International learners will be required to complete an IELTS assessment, with the result being their English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) for entry into the course. They will also be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment via Holmesglen's BKSB online testing program prior to commencement of the course.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in 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 Diploma of Horticulture AHC50416.
Connections with industry
This course is designed for:
- people who are new to the horticulture industry and need to acquire practical and theoretical skills
- people seeking employment within the horticulture industry
- people who are new or intending owners of horticulture businesses who need to acquire skills in assessing technical, economic and managerial problems
- people currently in landscaping or parks and gardens, who are looking to update and enhance existing skills.
How to apply
Apply via agent
Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:
T: 03 9564 1703
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.
|Course fee||$15,400||per annum|
|Mandatory materials fee (GST inc)||$0||per course|
|Mandatory activities fee (GST inc)||$150||per course|
|** Additional course costs||$250||per course|
**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. Holmesglen reviews its tuition fees and charges annually. You will be required to pay the current fee that applies from the beginning of the next study period.
An additional administration fee may apply where the application is submitted directly to Holmesglen and not through a Holmesglen-approved education agent.
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Tuition Fee Protection Service
The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is an initiative of the Australian Government to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study for which tuition fees are paid. Read more about the TPS here
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