Certificate II in Horticulture

Course code: AHC20416

Registered Training Organisation: Federation University

RTO code:4909

Course Summary

Students will learn a wide range of creative, hands-on skills like planning plant displays, operating machinery and propagating plants.  Horticulture is playing an increasingly vital role in conserving our environment and maintaining flora for future generations.  The program is varied and facilitates entry into a range of industry sectors including landscaping, parks and gardens and employment in areas such as local government, contact maintenance businesses, botanic gardens and general horticultural enterprises.

Accreditation

Contribution towards VCAL

One credit towards a VCAL learning program is awarded upon successful completion of 90 nominal hours of accredited VET curriculum.

Contribution towards VCE

On successful completion students may be eligible for recognition of up to 6 VCE units of credit, 4 units at Unit 1 & 2 level and a VCE Unit 3&4 sequence.  VEC VET credit will accrue in the following sequence: Unit 1,2,3,4,1,2.

ATAR Contribution

Students who receive a Unit 3 & 4 sequence will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR.

Program Delivery

Program structure

Two year course on site at Federation University, (Horsham Campus).  Study days are Wednesday’s between 9.20am  – 3.20pm.

Clothing and Equipment

Students are required to wear correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), gear when attending scheduled practical classes.  More information about this will be provided on Induction Day.

Structured Workplace Learning

Structured Workplace Learning

80 hours across the two years is strongly recommended

No Scored Assessment is available

National Accreditation

Employment and Study Pathways

Potential Study Options

  • Horticulture
  • retail Nursery
  • Conservation and Land Management
  • Landscape Gardener

Potential Career Paths

  • Landscape Gardener
  • Greens Keeper
  • Research

Fees and Equipment

Material Fees

To be paid for by DET for students attending public schools.  Independent and Catholic schools will discuss fees with their families.

Additional Requirements

Students need to be at least in Year 10 at the time of enrollment and must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and Pre-Training Review prior to enrollment.  A Unique Student Identifier (USI) number is required.

Study Units

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  • AHCPCM202  ASSIST WITH SOIL OR GROWING MEDIA SAMPLING & TESTING
  • AHCWHS201 PARTICIPATE IN WORK HEALTH & SAFETY PROCESSES
  • AHCPMG201  TREAT WEEDS
  • AHCPMG202  TREAT PLANT PESTS, DISEASES AND DISORDERS
  • AHCLSC201  ASSIST WITH LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION WORK
  • AHCPGD201  PLANT TREES AND SHRUBS
  • AHCWRK209  RECOGNISE PLANTS
  • AHCWRK209  PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES
  • AHCLSC203  INSTALL AGGREGATE PATHS
  • AHCPDG203  PREPARE AND MAINTAIN PLANT DISPLAYS
  • AHCLSC204  LAY PAVING
  • AHCPGD203  PRUNE SHRUBS AND SMALL TREES
  • AHCMOM203  OPERATE BASIC MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT
  • AHCWRK204  WORK EFFECTIVELY IN THE INDUSTRY
  • AHCLSC202  CONSTRUCT LOW-PROFILE TIMBER OR MODULAR RETAINING WALLS

Contact

RTO Contact

Federation University

RTO Code; 4909

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