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Certificate II in Horticulture

National ID: AHC20416 | State ID: BDE6

 

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

Course details

Course Overview

Where Murdoch
Peel
Duration One semester full-time.
How Full Time (On Campus)
Part Time
Traineeship
When Available Semester 2, 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

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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 

Module Group Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Recognise plants AHCPCM201 BAN27
Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders AHCPMG202 BAO90
Participate in work health and safety processes AHCWHS201 BAT00
Treat weeds AHCPMG201 BAR65
Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing AHCSOL202 BAS70

Module Group Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Merchandise products SIRXMER201 WD969
Operate basic machinery and equipment AHCMOM203 BAU05
Transplant small trees AHCPGD204 BAS48
Support turf establishment AHCTRF204 BAT60
Apply a range of treatments to trees AHCARB201 BAN37
Care for nursery plants AHCNSY202 BAQ20
Follow point-of-sale procedures SIRXSLS002 AWW96
Assist with turf construction AHCTRF201 BAM10
Prepare and maintain plant displays AHCPGD202 BAQ14
Undertake operational maintenance of machinery AHCMOM204 BAR92
Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures AHCWRK206 BAO70
Collect and record production data AHCWRK207 BAR51
Prepare a grave site AHCPGD205 BAM62
Conduct visual inspection of park facilities AHCPGD206 BAR23
Fall trees manually (basic) FWPCOT2236 AXL67
Engage the customer SIRXCEG001 AWX30
Use standard climbing techniques to access trees AHCARB312 BAT64
Assist with landscape construction work AHCLSC201 BAR32
Participate in workplace communications AHCWRK205 BAQ86
Operate and maintain stump grinding machines AHCARB206 BAP40
Organise and maintain the store environment SIRXIND002 AWX14
Prune shrubs and small trees AHCPGD203 BAO28
Install tree protection devices AHCLSC205 BAN71
Assist with low volume irrigation operations AHCIRG215 BAM17
Operate side by side utility vehicles AHCMOM211 BAP06
Renovate grassed areas AHCTRF203 BAM16
Install aggregate paths AHCLSC203 BAM38
Undertake propagation activities AHCNSY203 BAL43
Balance and secure point-of-sale terminal SIRRRTF001 AWX42
Operate tractors AHCMOM202 BAN17
Maintain properties and structures AHCINF203 BAR98
Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens AHCPCM202 BAS68
Fell small trees AHCPCM203 BAM51
Apply chemicals under supervision AHCCHM201 BAT45
Lay paving AHCLSC204 BAO08
Trim and cut felled trees FWPCOT2239 AXL63
Use hand tools MEM18001C W5563
Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher FWPHAR2206 AXK40
Operate and maintain chainsaws AHCMOM213 BAS06
Perform pruning operations AHCARB303 BAR61
Shift materials safely using manual handling methods TLID1001 AVJ76
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices AHCWRK209 BAM98
Operate vehicles AHCMOM205 BAQ60
Construct low-profile timber or modular retaining walls AHCLSC202 BAM73
Pot up plants AHCNSY201 BAM50
Assist with pressurised irrigation operations AHCIRG217 BAM26
Use power tools/hand held operations MEM18002B W5574
Sell to the retail customer SIRXSLS001 AWW95
Perform retail finance duties SIRXFIN002A S6126
Apply retail office procedures SIRXADM001A S6110
Operate retail technology SIRXICT001A S6136
Operate quad bikes AHCMOM212 BAU01
Control stock SIRRINV002 AWX47
Work effectively in the industry AHCWRK204 BAR90
Advise on products and services SIRXPDK001 AWX02
Fall trees manually (intermediate) FWPFGM3212 AXK70
Plant trees and shrubs AHCPGD201 BAP80
Maintain indoor plants AHCNSY204 BAT71
Fabricate and repair metal or plastic structures AHCINF204 BAN29
Provide information on products and services AHCWRK208 BAO37
Undertake brushcutting operations FWPFGM2207 AXK82
Prepare turf surfaces for play AHCTRF202 BAM83
  • This course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in Semester Two 2017, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after May 1st, 2017 and before June 12th, 2017.
  • 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 (where available), you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students (where available), 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 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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