- Course Code
- Course Type
- Accredited Course
- Study mode
- On Campus
Full Time: 1 year (2 days per week)
- Starting Date
- February 2019
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 RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Horticulture.
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
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
VET Student LoansNot Applicable
Pathway to Industry Licence
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 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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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
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.