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Are you looking for a career among the trees?
If you are passionate about the environment and sustainable practices, launch your horticulture career by completing this entry-level qualification. Horticulture is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia with the sector playing an important role in delivering economic, social and environmental value.
Gain these skills:
- plant identification and care
- improving soil conditions
- operating machinery and equipment
- pruning and fertilising
- maintaining gardens and nurseries, and
- workplace safety and health.
This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.
|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|
Attendance in class
This course is equivalent to 3 days per week when studied full time across one semester.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 2-5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.
Not a requirement of this course.
What you need for your first day of class
On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, ruler, calculator, highlighter, 2 ring binder/lever-arch file and a clipboard for field work).
- Steel-capped safety boots (mandatory within all classrooms)
- Collared long-sleeve shirt and work trousers
- Sun hat
- Australian standard eye protection
- Australian standard hearing protection
- Gardening gloves
Detailed specifics will be advised by your course lecturer at orientation.
SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that neither employment nor work experience placement is guaranteed by us.
To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.
Study options and next steps
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