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Certificate IV in Horticulture

National ID: AHC40416 | State ID: BCW2


This course provides graduates with skills suited to a variety of occupations at a supervisor level. Employment prospects exist in local government, state government, nursery and turf, floriculture, gardening and the landscape industry.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Employment prospects exist in local government, state government, nursery and turf, gardening and the landscape industry

For information about jobs and pathways, please see

Further study opportunities:

Diploma of Horticulture

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Murdoch
How Flexible
Part Time
When Available Semester 2, 2017

Employment prospects exist in local government, state government, nursery and turf, gardening and the landscape industry

For information about jobs and pathways, please see

Further study opportunities:

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 

Module Group Core Unit

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Maintain work health and safety processes AHCWHS401 BAT82

Module Group Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Operate within a budget framework AHCBUS404 BAP15
Supervise work routines and staff performance AHCWRK403 BAS43
Schedule irrigations AHCIRG408 BAQ75
Ensure compliance with pest legislation AHCPMG411 BAM42
Plan a propagation program AHCNSY402 BAS19
Develop and extend design skills and practice BSBDES403 AUL36
Supervise natural area restoration works AHCNAR401 BAN33
Supervise landscape project works AHCLSC401 BAL46
Source goods/services and evaluate contractors TLIR4002 AVH94
Plan a plant establishment program AHCPGD402 BAQ51
Coordinate customer service and networking activities AHCMER401 BAO16
Manage biodynamic production AHCORG401 BAT91
Implement an irrigation-related environmental protection program AHCIRG404 BAM80
Implement the pest monitoring and evaluation plan AHCPMG410 BAN45
Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures AHCWRK401 BAN47
Plan a growing-on program AHCNSY401 BAN41
Design plant displays AHCPGD401 BAN14
Plan and implement a chemical use program AHCCHM402 BAL49
Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program AHCPCM402 BAN11
Conduct major repair and overhaul of machinery and equipment AHCMOM401 BAO92
Produce technical drawings CUAACD303 AWK33
Recommend plants and cultural practices AHCPCM401 BAM41
Manage organic soil improvement AHCORG403 BAP36
Manage surface irrigation systems AHCIRG434 BAS33
Plan and implement sports turf renovation AHCTRF402 BAO31
Analyse and present research information BSBRES401 AUL69
Prepare safe operating procedures for calibration of equipment AHCCHM403 BAN21
Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation system AHCIRG402 BAM55
Build client relationships and business networks BSBREL402 AUH39
Implement a pest management plan AHCPMG409 BAQ01
Sample soils and interpret results AHCSOL401 BAR13
Develop a sports turf maintenance program AHCTRF401 BAL56
Supervise irrigation system installation AHCIRG431 BAM91
Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff BSBHRM405 AUK08
Manage small business finances BSBSMB406 AUH81
Buy merchandise SIRXINV004A S6144
Provide information on issues and policies AHCWRK402 BAQ15
Produce complex desktop published documents BSBITU404 AUJ10
Manage organic livestock production AHCORG402 BAM06
Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals AHCCHM401 BAM93
Plan the implementation of revegetation works AHCNAR402 BAL68
Cost a project AHCBUS402 BAS37
Manage simple projects PSPPM402B C8229
Supervise maintenance of property, machinery and equipment AHCMOM402 BAM11
  • This course will not use TAFE Admissions for Semester Two 2017, please apply direct to South Metropolitan TAFE as per below.
  • 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
  • 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
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

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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