AT A GLANCE
Get started on your career in horticulture with this entry-level course that will qualify you to work in nurseries and parks and gardens.
- Nursery Worker
- Parks and Gardens Worker
- Duration: Up to 12 Months
- Studying in a class environment is a great way to enjoy the benefits of face-to-face education in a way that is far removed from a typical school. You will be learning in an adult environment where you will be respected and nurtured. Attend a class to learn face-to-face with a teacher in one of our learning spaces; such as a classroom, workshop or simulated environments.
- Courses may have a combination of online and classroom based learning. Students are expected to undertake additional personal study to complete the course requirements.
- Contact Australasian College of Technical Education to find out what classes are running near you.
- Hervey Bay
Get a head start on your career in horticulture with this entry-level qualification. You will gain horticulture skills in plant identification and plant care, propagating, pruning and controlling weeds.
According to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook service, the number of people working in gardens and nurseries grew over the past five years and is expected to continue to see stable growth in the future.
This course will also give you a broad range of knowledge in improving soil conditions, implementing plant nutrition program’s, operating machinery and equipment, and maintaining plants.
Successful completion of this course will qualify you for employment as a horticulturist, and/or to work in a nursery, or parks and gardens.
UNITS & PAYMENT OPTIONS
The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all 16 Units (5 core and 11 elective units).
There is no mandatory requirement for work placement for this qualification, however we do recommend some industry experience/placement would be an advantage to consolidate learning in a non simulated environment.
CERTIFICATE III IN HORTICULTURE
Course Training Plan
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|AHCPCM301||Implement a plant nutrition program|
|AHCTRF303||Implement a grassed area maintenance program|
|AHCCHM303||Prepare and apply chemicals|
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes|
|AHCNSY306||Implement a propagation plan|
|AHCPGD301||Implement a plant establishment program|
|AHCPMG302||Control plant pests, diseases and disorders|
|AHCTRF304||Monitor turf health|
|AHCPCM303||Identify plant specimens|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals|
|AHCPCM302||Provide information on plants and their culture|
|AHCSOL303||Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas|
|AHCWRK309||Apply environmentally sustainable work practices|
|AHCMOM203||Operate basic machinery and equipment|
|AHCPGD203||Prune shrubs and small trees|
Available Enrolment Options
|Full fee payment of $3,728.00||You can Enrol Online now or Contact us for more enrolment options|
|The Certificate 3 Guarantee program supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career.It also supports Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing fee-free training in high priority qualifications.||For an overview of what the Certificate 3 Guarantee means, view the Certificate 3 Guarantee student fact sheet (PDF or DOCX)If you have any concerns speak with a representative from Australasian College of Technical Education. Or if you want to quickly check your eligibility visit the Certificate 3 Guarantee websiteThis course may be eligible for this funding. Contact us for more information$40.00 Co-Contribution Fee (Concession)$50.00 Co-Contribution Fee (Non-Concession)|
|The Queensland User Choice program is a publicly funded contribution towards the total cost of training and assessment for eligible Queensland apprentices and trainees. The user choice program provides apprentices, trainees and their employers the flexibility to select a preferred registered training organisation from a list of pre-qualified suppliers to meet their specific needs. Australasian College of Technical Education is a pre- qualified supplier and can assist you with your inquiries and training needs.||Note Whilst the funding is provided by the Queensland Government it does not cover the full cost of the training as RTO’s are required to levy a student contribution fee. If you want more detail, contact Australasian College of Technical Education. You can also check if you are eligible for funding for using the following link Check your eligibility.This course may be eligible for this funding. Contact us for more information|
UP FRONT PAYMENT
This is the total amount you need to pay when you enrol. This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession. Any upfront fee that exceeds $1500 a payment plan will apply.
If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront or the course fee is greater than $1500, you may be eligible for a payment plan, which will be negotiated upon enrolment.
For further information relating to Australasian College of Technical Education’s fees and charges and refund policies, please visit our Policies and Procedures page.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
As part of the selection criteria for this program it is highly recommended that students:
- have basic English skills (written and verbal communication).
It is recommended that you have access to a reliable Internet connection to access learning resources, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player.
You will also be required to have access to and bring to class a light long sleeved shirt, steel capped boots, safety glasses, ear muffs or plugs, a sun safe hat, sunscreen, secateurs, rubber dishwashing gloves, and gardening gloves. You may also be required to have access to an 8m retractable tape measure and calculator for select units.
Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at Australasian College of Technical Education, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.
CREDIT TRANSFERS & PATHWAYS
Australasian College of Technical Education as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.
Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake. In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to notify Australasian College of Technical Education when you enrol.
You will need to submit your documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer via mail or email. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person’s skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or competency in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained.
This can include skills from:
- Previous study excluding courses at a VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
- Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
- Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).
RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL isnot time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.
Students seeking RPL need to indicate this when enrolling, fee’s will apply and will be discussed upon enrolment.
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
Everyone’s journey is different and sometimes you need some extra support. We’re here to help.
Throughout your training you will have access to support from our student support centre and trainers and assessors via phone, email or in person.
You will be supported in your learning in the following ways:
- Answering queries about assignment questions by phone, email or face to face;
- Explaining assessment processes;
- Arranging contact with a trainer, via telephone or visit;
- Monthly status reports keeping you up to date on your progress;
- Making appropriate arrangements for students with disabilities;
- Organising assignments to be assessed in a timely manner; and
- Advising students of their results and any further required study or assessment.
Talk to our friendly Student Support Services team – 1800 029 466 – email@example.com/healthtraining.com.au or contact us online
HOW TO APPLY
If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you’re ready to get started.
APPLY NOW or contact a training consultant on 1800 114 419 to get started!
All information was accurate at time of publication, however Australasian College of Technical Education’s policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.