Level 3, 97 Creek Street Brisbane Queensland 4000
CRICOS course code: 094630C
Level of study: Career Based/Vocational
The qualification AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture allows you to develop post-trade skills and knowledge across a broad coverage of the industry prior to undertaking higher roles in the industry.
You learn how to control small horticultural projects, improve soils, manage equipment and machinery, implement pest management and chemical use strategies, manage water systems and horticultural production, recruit and induct staff and maintain work health and safety.
Your studies include subjects from the Diploma of Horticulture which can provide entrée to supervisory positions in the Horticulture industries such as nurseries, country clubs and resorts, council services, and visitor attractions such as theme parks.
AHC40616, Certificate IV in Horticulture requires the successful completion of 12 Units:
The units listed below have been selected by the college following consultation with several commercial nurseries engaged in the production of commercial crops. The college was advised to offer the following as they provided a solid foundation for future managerial skills.
AHCCHM501 Develop and manage a chemical use strategy
AHCMOM502 Implement a machinery management system
AHCNSY402 Plan a propagation program
AHCORG403 Manage organic soil improvement
AHCPCM401 Recommend plants and cultural practices
AHCPHT502 Develop a horticultural production plan
AHCPMG409 Implement a pest management plan
AHCSOL401 Sample soils and interprets results
AHCWAT502 Manage water systems
AHCWHS401 Maintain work health and safety processes
BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
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.
The course will be delivered in 26 weeks over 6 months. It will comprise 20 hours a week (3 days) of face to face delivery and 4 hours a week of distance study. There will be holiday breaks every 10 weeks for 2 weeks. You can expect to take 12 - 18 months to complete this course.
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Brisbane College of HorticultureBrisbane Campus
Cairns Campus1/15 Lake Street
There are no restrictions applying to this qualification, although applicants are strongly recommended to complete the Certificate III in Horticulture or hold equivalent industry experience before undertaking this course.
Also, candidates will need a good command of English and the ability to calculate ratios, dilution rates, volumes and area as several units require the completion of written reports and workplace plans. A good knowledge of plants and their culture is beneficial.