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CERTIFICATE III IN HORTICULTURE

National ID: AHC30710 | State ID: D473

 

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 and 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 This course is available for Semester 1, 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 and 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
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices AHCWRK313A D7318
Contribute to OHS processes AHCOHS301A D7093

Group A Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Plan and maintain plant displays AHCPGD302A D7110
Maintain nursery plants AHCNSY301A D7083
Implement a grassed area maintenance program AHCTRF303A D7258
Receive and dispatch nursery products AHCNSY302A D7084
Identify plant specimens AHCPCM303A D7148
Perform specialist amenity pruning AHCPGD303A D7111
Control plant pests, diseases and disorders AHCPMG302A D7125
Prepare growing media AHCSOL301A D7243
Implement a propagation plan AHCNSY306A D7088
Provide information on plants and their culture AHCPCM302A D7147
Implement a plant nutrition program AHCPCM301A D7146
Control weeds AHCPMG301A D7124

Group B Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Implement a maintenance program for an irrigation system AHCIRG301A D6872
Operate pressurised irrigation systems AHCIRG305A D6876
Install irrigation systems AHCIRG302A D6873
Troubleshoot irrigation systems AHCIRG306A D6877
Prepare and apply chemicals AHCCHM303A D6759

Imported units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Advise on products and services SIRXSLS002A S6192
Install hydroponic systems AHCHYD302A D6837
Install and maintain plant displays AHCNSY303A D7085
Implement a maintenance program for hydroponic systems AHCHYD301A D6836
  • 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 21, 2017