- Course Code
- Course Type
- Pre-Apprenticeship; Accredited Course
- Study mode
- On Campus
- 1 year
- Starting Date
- February 2019
- Sale (Gtec)
This course involves hands on learning, both outdoor and indoor and enables students to develop and practice skills including machinery operation, plant growth, soils, diseases and pests. This qualification also includes creating and maintaining garden beds, nursery and orchard skills. This is a real 'doing' course and involves fun learning, getting dirty and experiencing all of what is offered in the horticultural industry.
Morwell - Wednesdays 9.00am – 3.30pm
Sale - Fridays 9.00am – 4.00pm
Bairnsdale Trade Centre - Tuesdays 9.00am – 4.00pm
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II in Horticulture.
Students who successfully complete this qualification may undertake an apprenticeship in horticulture or attain employment as a garden hand, agricultural/horticulture roles, nursery work or progress into further study.
Opportunities for Further Study
Mandatory entry requirements
- For each Learner enrolling in a vocational qualification, regardless of eligible or ineligible status under the Victorian Training Guarantee, Federation Training will conduct a Pre-Training Review of current competencies (including literacy and numeracy skills) prior to commencement in training.
Recommended entry requirements
- Students would be recommended to have successfully completed Year 10 or a minimum of 15 years of age.
As tis is a Pre-Apprenticeship It is expected that the leaner would be actively seeking employment, either part time or full time, with the aspiration of being offered an apprenticeship as a horticulturist.
VET Student LoansNot Applicable
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Student ServicesSupport is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.
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Renovate grassed areas and (Bairnsdale only)
Support turf establishment are delivered instead (Bairnsdale only)
Maintain properties and structures (Morwell & Sale only)
Assist with landscape construction work (Morwell & Sale only)
Operate basic machinery and equipment
Pot up plants
Undertake propagation activities
Plant trees and shrubs
Prune shrubs and small trees
Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
Participate in work health and safety processes
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Care for nursery plants
Prepare and maintain plant displays
At Bairnsdale AHCTRF203 renovate grassed areas and AHCTRF204 support turf establishment are delivered instead of AHCLSC201 assist with landscape construction work and AHCINF203 maintain properties and structures which are delivered at Morwell and Sale
A range of assessment methods will be used, including practical tasks, assignments and written/practical assessments, practical demonstrations/observation tasks.