Certificate IV in Horticulture

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Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Building
Course Location
Course Duration
Full Time: 1 year (Non-Traineeship)
Part Time: 3 years (Traineeship)
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of Federation Training. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges..
Study Modes
Part Time (Day); Traineeship; Full Time
8.30am - 4.00pm

Industry Programs
Phone: (03) 5120 4542
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email: industryprograms@federationtraining.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

Develop your green thumb and your horticulture career with this comprehensive and practical course from Federation Training.

You'll learn advanced propagation techniques as well as supervisory and planning skills that you'll be able to apply in the workplace. This course is ideally suited for those wanting to work in and create a greener outdoor environment.

This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge across a broad coverage of the industry.  It  includes components in Plants, Landscape, Parks and gardens, Pest management, Soils and media, Turf, Business, Chemicals, Design, Irrigation, Machinery operation and maintenance, Merchandising and sales, Natural area restoration and Nursery Work.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Horticulture.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many Federation Training courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Horticultural Tradesperson
  • Senior Horticulturalist
  • Landscaper
  • Groundsmen for Sporting Arenas
  • Horticulture Team Leader
  • Gardener (private homes, councils, parks)
  • Small Business Owner

Entry Requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent (lower level Horticultural qualification would be an advantage) or qualify for mature-age entry, holder of a relevant qualification at a lower level, in which an interview would take place to make sure that you are able to enter this course.
  • You must be working as a trainee in a workplace for Traineeship pathway


Assessment is competency based.  A range of assessment methods will be used, including practical tasks, practical experience, practical demonstrations, problem solving, journals, group projects, assignments, group discussions and written/practical assessments.

Opportunities For Further Study

Further training pathways from this qualification include any of the specialist qualifications in the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management training package at Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels. An example of this is the Diploma of Horticulture or Diploma of Conservation and Land Management.

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Structure

Unit Code
Unit Name
Core Units

Maintain Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processes
Elective Units
*A selection of 11 elective units are to be undertaken.  Please contact us for further information