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CERTIFICATE III IN HORTICULTURE

National ID: AHC30716 | State ID: BDF1

 

Are you looking for a career among the trees?

When you complete the Certificate III in Horticulture you will be ready for a career working with plants as school or council gardener, groundskeeper, or self-employed landscaper.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the horticultural industry, implement propagation plans, control weeds, pests, and diseases, safely prepare, store, and apply chemicals, install irrigation, create plant displays, plant identification and nutrition, and workplace safety and health.

South Metropolitan TAFE's Murdoch Campus has extensive horticulture facilities.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

This qualification is designed to provide you with a range of practical skills, technical training and communication skills for a career in horticulture, specialising in the areas of nursery, gardening and landscaping.

  • nursery worker
  • landscaper
  • horticulture worker.

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

Further study opportunities:

  • Certificate IV in Horticulture
  • Diploma of Horticulture

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Murdoch
Duration One semester full time
How Flexible
Full Time (On Campus)
Part Time
Traineeship
When Available Semester 2, 2017

This qualification is designed to provide you with a range of practical skills, technical training and communication skills for a career in horticulture, specialising in the areas of nursery, gardening and landscaping.

  • nursery worker
  • landscaper
  • horticulture worker.

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

Further study opportunities:

  • Certificate IV in Horticulture
  • Diploma of 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
Contribute to work health and safety processes AHCWHS301 BAP92
Control plant pests, diseases and disorders AHCPMG302 BAL98
Control weeds AHCPMG301 BAP97
Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas AHCSOL303 BAQ76
Provide information on plants and their culture AHCPCM302 BAQ22

Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Deliver and promote sales of plants AHCNSY304 BAQ79
Identify plant specimens AHCPCM303 BAS86
Implement a grassed area maintenance program AHCTRF303 BAO73
Implement a plant nutrition program AHCPCM301 BAO01
Implement a propagation plan AHCNSY306 BAO62
Install pressurised irrigation systems AHCIRG331 BAN82
Maintain nursery plants AHCNSY301 BAS24
Perform specialist amenity pruning AHCPGD303 BAS01
Prepare and apply chemicals AHCCHM303 BAN65
Prepare growing media AHCSOL301 BAP82
Troubleshoot irrigation systems AHCIRG306 BAN50
  • 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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Page last updated May 30, 2017