Brisbane College of Horticulture

AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture

Brisbane College of Horticulture

Course details

CRICOS course code: 094630C

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

Summary

The 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.

Course Structure

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

PSPPM402B Manage simple projects

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.

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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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 6,000 for the entire course
Start date: To suit the client/individual
Duration: 26 weeks over 6 months
Study mode: Self study / online (with attendance)
Address

Brisbane College of Horticulture

Brisbane Campus
6/31 Black Street Brisbane Queensland 4064
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 6,000 for the entire course
Start date: To suit the client/individual
Duration: 26 weeks over 6 months
Study mode: Self study / online (with attendance)
Address

Cairns Campus

1/15 Lake Street
Cairns Queensland 4870
Australia

Entry criteria

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.

Address

Brisbane College of Horticulture
Brisbane Campus
6/31 Black Street Brisbane Queensland 4064
Australia