Gain the practical skills and knowledge to undertake a broad range of tasks in gardening, nursery work and landscaping, plus parks and gardens and turf management.
Certificate III in Arboriculture (Climbing Arborist)
Gain the skills and knowledge to work in the arboriculture industry. Learn how to identify and prune trees and safely use arboriculture equipment.
Branch out with a Certificate III in Arboriculture and combine your love of the outdoors with a fascinating career as an arborist.
Gain a range of knowledge and skills to undertake arboriculture related work, and use this qualification as a pathway for further learning required to become an arborist. You will cover both ground-based work and working at heights.
Chemical Risk Management Level 3 skill set
This course is for people who use pesticides with powered and hand-held application equipment. Gain the skills to apply, transport and store chemicals safely.
This course is for people who use pesticides with powered and hand-held application equipment. You will gain the skills and knowledge to apply, transport and store chemicals safely.
Competency units covered in this course:
- OAL84AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
- BAP97 AHCPMG301 Control Weeds
- BAN70 AHCCHM304 Transport and Store Chemicals
You can start anytime in the online study component of this course. Attendance on campus will be arranged with your lecturer after you enrol.
Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management
Work effectively in the land conservation industry.
Develop technical and practical knowledge in conservation and ecosystem management for parks and wildlife services work. Learn how to undertake restoration and rehabilitation of ecosystems under the supervision of a project leader. Get hands-on with industry-specific, field-oriented practical activities in conservation work.
Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management
This course will prepare you for a career in Indigenous land management, lands, parks and wildlife or natural area management.
This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed within the conservation industry, to enter the work force in either private, local or state government sectors.
Please note: Conservation and Ecosystem Management involves physical labour and students will be required to demonstrate a reasonable level of fitness and mobility.
Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management
This course will prepare you for a career in conservation work, parks and wildlife, or regeneration work.
When you complete the Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management you develop post-trade skills and a broad knowledge of the industry prior to undertaking higher level roles in conservation and ecosystem management.
Learn in specialist facilities
South Metropolitan TAFE's Murdoch Campus has extensive horticulture facilities, including large work sheds and sheltered nursery areas. The large grounds area surrounding Murdoch Campus also provides ample practice areas for students.
Certificate II in Horticulture
An entry-level horticulture qualification for those who are passionate about the environment.
If you are passionate about the environment, sustainable practices, or an avid home gardener who is interested in plants, this course is for you. Launch your horticulture career, and brush up on your skills by completing this entry-level qualification to unearth your inner green thumb.
Horticulture is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia with the sector playing an important role in delivering economic, social and environmental value.
Certificate III in Horticulture
Work with plants as school or council gardener, groundskeeper, or self-employed landscaper.
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. Whether you are an avid home gardener interested in plants, and/or sustainability and the environment, this course is for you!
Unearth your inner green thumb and establish your career in Horticulture with lecturers who are experts in the industry.
Certificate IV in Horticulture
Work in a variety of horticulture occupations at a supervisor level or as a small business owner.
This course provides graduates with skills suited to a variety of occupations at a supervisor level or as a small business owner. Employment prospects exist in local and state government, nursery and turf, floriculture, gardening and the landscape industry. You can choose to learn skills from a range of subjects that enable you to cost and supervise projects, develop and implement programs and provide training. You can also choose subjects that will further develop your technical expertise in horticulture.
It is a requirement that students provide their own Wifi-enabled Laptop (capable of word processing etc) . Enrolled students will have access to Office 365.
See our Horticulture Facebook page @murdochstudentgardencentre(opens in a new tab) to see what you will do when you study this course, such as hosting plant sales and providing customer service to retail customers.
Diploma of Horticulture
This course provides graduates with skills suited to a variety of horticulture occupations at a management level.
This course provides graduates with skills suited to a variety of occupations at a management level. Employment prospects exist in local government, state government, nursery and turf, floriculture, gardening and the landscape industry.
Certificate III in Landscape Construction
This course provides the skills and knowledge to construct, renovate and maintain garden landscapes.
This qualification provides the practical skills and knowledge to construct, renovate and maintain garden landscapes.
Training is provided in the areas of hard landscaping, irrigation, plant knowledge, soil nutrition, turf maintenance, landscape machinery use and horticultural safety, building on the skills gained in the Certificate II in Landscaping.
Please note: Landscaping involves physical labour and students will be required to demonstrate a reasonable level of fitness and mobility.
90% of surveyed students were highly satisfied with this course.
Certificate IV in Landscape Design
This diploma-pathway course gives you the skills and knowledge needed to work as a landscape designer.
Do you want to become a professional designer of dream garden areas and watch your work bring life to outdoor spaces? Pursue a career in the horticulture and gardening industries and become a qualified Landscape Designer.
A landscape design is like a floor plan for an outdoor area, focusing on the specific garden design of landscape elements and plants within it.
In this course you will learn hands-on skills to design residential, public and commercial landscape projects. Be guided by expert professionals on how to prepare landscape drawings and layouts and create well-designed and attractive outdoor spaces to meet client briefs.
You can work completing specialised garden makeovers for homes or renovating new landscapes for companies, managing the layout of grassed areas and choosing plants and flowers as well as stones, decking and water features to best showcase the area.
Become a horticultural expert and plant the seeds for your career in landscape design.
Study in specialist facilities
Murdoch campus has a dedicated Murdoch Student Garden Centre, which is a centre of excellence in horticulture that is pivotal to student's learning for service delivery. Facilities include extensive garden spaces for design practice, computer labs with contemporary design software and dedicated sheltered nursery areas which propagate natives, herbs and some exotic plants suitable to WA’s climate. Students can learn through application of hands-on skills in an environment that reflects current industry practices and simulates a real-life workplace experiences.
Manage Pests by Applying Pesticides skill set
Engage in the latest pest control practices with this highly practical skill set.
Wish to work as pest management technician? If so, you will need to be licensed.
This skillset allows students to complete the “CPPUPM3006 Manage pests by applying pesticides” unit of competency required to apply for a “Western Australia Provisional Pest Management Technician Licence”.
This course is aimed at workers who are currently employed in the Urban Pest Management industry.
Note: this unit does not cover inspecting for, or managing timber pests, or non-chemical pest management where the environment is modified to manage pests
Next dates for delivery
- 6 to 9 February
- 13 to 16 March
- 17 to 20 April
- 22 to 25 May
Operate and Maintain Chainsaws skill set
Learn how to cross-cut fallen timber and other cutting techniques in this industry relevant course, which also includes mandatory legislation to safely operate a chainsaw in the workplace.
This course is suitable for people who operate chainsaws in an urban environment (it does not cover remote operators working in state forest).
This course has multiple start dates throughout the year, please express your interest below for information about the next intake.
Certificate III in Parks and Gardens
Fancy a job smelling the roses? Become a city gardener or horticulturalist with this hands-on parks and gardens course.
This qualification provides a vocational outcome in parks and gardens. The parks and gardens industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level. Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors.
Certificate III in Sports Turf Management
This qualification provides a career in greenkeeping or turf management. Students learn skills in safety, machinery/irrigation operation and nutrient application.
Learn the fine art of greenkeeping
Join the sports turf industry at a level where you will be expected to curate and manage a wide range of turf and horticultural practices. A considerable amount of outdoor and physical activity is required while you apply your skills to green spaces such as golf courses, bowling clubs and elite sports facilities.
Sports turf management is a unique course to SM TAFE and proudly boasts three previous students have won the Western Australia Apprentice of the Year in the WA Training Awards.
Certificate III in Urban Pest Management
Obtain the skills to apply for a full pest management license by completing this course aimed at existing workers.
Do you have what it takes to offer the best in urban pest management?
This qualification will provide students with the practical skills and knowledge to apply pesticides and carry out appropriate pest management treatments for domestic and commercial properties.
This course is for existing workers who are currently and actively employed in the Urban Pest Management industry. It will provide you with the skills to apply for a full pest management license.