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Certificate II in Horticulture

National ID: AHC20410 | State ID: D454

 

Are you looking for a career among the trees?

When you complete the Certificate II in Horticulture you will be ready for a career working with plants as a school or council gardener, plant nursery worker, or self-employed gardener.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the horticultural industry, operating machinery, landscaping, irrigation, pruning, planting, treating weeds and pests, and workplace safety and health.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Horticultural practice is a diverse and technical industry and can be demanding work. If you enjoy the outdoor life and working with plants, a career in horticulture could see you working for local councils, government authorities, schools, hospitals, nurseries, garden centres, private contractors or in self employment.

  • nursery worker
  • landscaper
  • horticulture worker.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see
http://joboutlook.gov.au/

Further study opportunities:

Graduates can continue their studies in Certificate III in Horticulture.

Course overview

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Course Overview

Where Murdoch
Peel
Duration One semester full-time.
How Full Time (On Campus)
Part Time
Traineeship
When This course is available for Semester 1, 2017.

Horticultural practice is a diverse and technical industry and can be demanding work. If you enjoy the outdoor life and working with plants, a career in horticulture could see you working for local councils, government authorities, schools, hospitals, nurseries, garden centres, private contractors or in self employment.

  • nursery worker
  • landscaper
  • horticulture worker.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see
http://joboutlook.gov.au/

Further study opportunities:

Graduates can continue their studies in Certificate III in Horticulture.

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2017

VET Student Loans 

Students in an eligible diploma qualifications and above may be assisted through a loan under the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan scheme. For more information on entrance requirements and eligible course list please see www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans 

For information on VET Student Loans at South Metropolitan TAFE please visit the Student Loans page.

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the  TAFE International WA website 

CORE UNITS

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Participate in OHS processes AHCOHS201A D7092
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices AHCWRK209A D7307

GROUP A ELECTIVE UNITS

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Operate and maintain chainsaws AHCARB205A D6652
Support turf establishment AHCTRF204A D7255
Install aggregate paths AHCLSC203A D6912
Prune shrubs and small trees AHCPGD203A D7105
Recognise plants AHCPCM201A D7144
Plant trees and shrubs AHCPGD201A D7103

GROUP B ELECTIVE UNITS

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Maintain pressurised irrigation systems AHCIRG206A D6871
Treat weeds AHCPMG201A D7122
Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders AHCPMG202A D7123
Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media AHCSOL201A D7242
Operate basic machinery and equipment AHCMOM203A D7006
Apply chemicals under supervision AHCCHM201A D6756
Work effectively in the industry AHCWRK204A D7302
  • For TAFE Admissions full-time courses, apply at tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ when applications are open. Semester One applications open in September of the prior year, Semester Two (mid-year) applications open in May.
  • Online courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information
    call: 1800 001 001 or email: info@smtafe.wa.edu.au
  • For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students, contact
    www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.
  • For all other courses, or if you need help or have questions please call us on
    1800 001 001 or email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

South Metropolitan TAFE maintains strong relationships with a number of universities. On completion of diploma and advanced diploma courses, students may be eligible for credit towards a South Metropolitan TAFE associate degree or higher education diploma, or a bachelor degree at one of our university partners. For details of our university pathway options, visit our Uni Pathways page.

Please note: Different university entrance arrangements may apply to international students. For further details please contact the individual Universities directly.

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Page last updated February 23, 2017