• Course Code
  • AHC30716
  • Course Type
  • Accredited Course
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Duration
  • Full Time: 1 year (2 days per week)
  • Starting Date
  • February 2019
  • Location
  • Morwell
  • Bairnsdale
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Course Overview

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, chemical use and landscape construction works. 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 - Thursday & Friday 9.00am – 3.30pm

Bairnsdale Trade centre - Wednesday & Thursday 9.00am – 4.00pm

Qualifications and Recognition

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

Career Opportunities

Horticulture industry is very diverse and provides individuals with opportunities from soil rectification to production and retail/wholesale employment.

The Horticulture industry in Gippsland has significant important assets that positions the region to further develop its horticulture and food production opportunities

Opportunities for Further Study

AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture

Further Information

Entry Requirements

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

  • Certificate II in Horticulture
  • Preferably 16 or over


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

It is advised that students obtain the following to undertake their studies:

Pen & Notebook. Steel capped boots, sun-hat, sunscreen, water-bottle, ear protection (earmuffs), eye protection (clear safety glasses), hi-vis and small back-pack.

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

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

Course Structure

Course Modules

Unit Code

Unit Description


Establish Turf


Maintain nursery plants


Operate machinery and equipment


Transport and store chemicals


Prepare And Apply Chemicals


Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas


Control plant pests, diseases and disorders


Control Weeds


Provide information on plants and their culture


Contribute to work health and safety processes


Implement a propagation plan


Plan and maintain plant displays


Coordinate work site activities


Establish horticultural crops


Implement a plant nutrition program


Measure irrigation delivery system performance


Assessment tasks typically include multiple choice, short answer, projects, tasks, role play and learner activities. Practical assessment are also completed in class or in the workplace, with the trainer.

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