Course details

CRICOS course code: 092545E

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

Summary

You will learn how to establish and maintain plants and structures / features in gardens & parks; use horticultural machinery and equipment; apply pest, weed and disease management techniques; establish and maintain irrigation and drainage systems; and identify plants, products and treatments.

The Certificate III in Horticulture graduates could apply for positions in the Horticulture industries such as working in nurseries, country clubs and resorts, council services, and visitor attractions such as theme parks.

Course Structure

Units:

AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes

AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas

AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture

AHCPMG301 Control weeds

AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

AHCNSY307 Operate fertigation equipment

AHCNSY301 Maintain nursery plants

AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program

AHCNSY304 Deliver and promote sales of plants

AHCNSY306 Implement a propagation plan

AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals

AHCCHM304 Transport, handle and store chemicals

AHCIRG306 Troubleshoot irrigation systems

AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment

AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities

RPL:
Students will have an option to study through RPL which involves considering a student's past training, formal and informal and/or experience can be assessed and matched against the units of competency within this course.

This course will run for 3 days a week for 42 weeks over 12 months (52 weeks including holidays). During the 12 months learners can expect to commit to 630 hours of tuition, 230 hours of classroom /distance study, complete practical exercises of about 240 hours plus 240 hours for assessment. There will be holiday breaks every 10 weeks for 2 weeks. You can expect to take about 12 months to complete the course.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 12,000 Per Year
Start date: To suit the client/individual
Duration: 42 weeks over 12 months
Study mode: Self study / online (with attendance)
Address

Brisbane College of Horticulture

Brisbane Campus
Level 3, 97 Creek Street Brisbane Queensland 4000
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 12,000 Per Year
Start date: To suit the client/individual
Duration: 42 weeks over 12 months
Study mode: Self study / online (with attendance)
Address

Cairns Campus

1/15 Lake Street
Cairns Queensland 4870
Australia

Entry criteria

Whilst there is no specific entry requirement, all students must have successfully completed Year 12 or equivalent qualification / certificate and received / gained at least a 55% pass mark in the English Subject / or be able to demonstrate English language proficiency at the time of enrolment.

A student can demonstrate English language proficiency by taking IELTS exam (minimum score 5.0) or by demonstrating the reading and writing skills to the Brisbane College of Horticulture (BCH).All candidates will be expected to be able to use word processing, use simple formulae and ratios and access the internet.

Address

Brisbane College of Horticulture
Brisbane Campus
Level 3, 97 Creek Street Brisbane Queensland 4000
Australia