Level 3, 97 Creek Street Brisbane Queensland 4000
CRICOS course code: 092545E
Level of study: Career Based/Vocational
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.
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
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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Brisbane College of HorticultureBrisbane Campus
Cairns Campus1/15 Lake Street
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.