TAFE Queensland

Certificate III in Horticulture

TAFE Queensland

Course details

CRICOS course code: 092541J

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


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, landscape management, propagating, pruning and fertilising to maintain gardens and nurseries.

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. Employers are looking for qualified candidates who are hardworking, reliable, and have a positive attitude.

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 nursery plants. Our highly-experienced staff are still strongly embedded in the industry and will give you the one-on-one guidance you need to succeed.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you for employment as a horticulturist, and/or to work in a nursery, or parks and gardens.

Unit Introduction

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 5 core and 11 elective units.


AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture

Job Prospects

  • Horticulturalist
  • Nursery Worker
  • Parks and Gardens Worker

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 6,200 for the entire course
Start date: 25 January 2021
Duration: 6 months
Study mode: Full time

Cairns Campus

Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Cairns Queensland 4870

Entry criteria

Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent).

Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other; TOEFL: PBT score of 506; iBT score of 46 with 4 in Reading /Learning and 14 in writing /speaking; PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) overall score of 42 with Reading /Learning /writing /speaking score of 42; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 162.


TAFE Queensland
South Bank Campus
66 Ernest Street Brisbane Queensland 4101