Course Description

The AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture is delivered by industry experts and will give you the fundamental horticulture skills you’ll need to succeed in the industry, as well as teach you the specialist skills that are in demand by organisations who create and maintain large open spaces, including parks, sporting fields, playgrounds and other public spaces.

The AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture  will teach you:

  • How to recognise plants, prepare plant specimens and plant trees and shrubs.
  • The fundamentals of installing and maintaining plant displays and nursery plants.
  • The implementation of soil improvements for plant and turf areas, and plant nutrition programs.
  • How to conduct site inspections and operational inspections of park facilities.
  • Methods to control weeds, plant pests, diseases and disorders.
  • How to implement a grassed area maintenance program.

This is an online course with work-based projects. This means that you will complete your knowledge and basic skills development through online learning. You will need to complete workbased projects in a workplace setting in order to successfully complete your assessments (e.g. a local council, golf course, park, sporting field or resort).

Why study this course?

  • As the course allows you to specialise in open space management, it broadens your employment opportunities to include larger organisations, like governments and local councils.
  • The course will give you access to Trade Hub as part of your studies. Trade Hub is a literacy and numeracy support tool, which explains key concepts that you will need to understand to work in agriculture (area, volume, instructions, and safety documents).
  • You will be sent via post an agricultural kit consisting of a Combination Meter - Moisture, Light & pH Tester and a TDS EC Meter, which will assist you to complete specific soil tests.

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation as you may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and may be able to complete your studies faster.

Potential career outcomes

  • Community Facilities Landscape Assistant
  • Landscaping Assistant
  • Open Space Landscape Assistant
  • Parks and Gardens Team Member