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Environment & Animal Studies

Certificate III in Horticulture

SKU:AHC30716

Get ready to spend your days working in the great outdoors. You’ll gain the specialised skills you need to create beautiful landscapes that showcases your creativity and eye for design. Graduate ready to achieve long-term success in the stunning world of Horticulture.
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Certificate III in Horticulture

Intro to Certificate III in Horticulture

Watch Your World Grow

The AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture is designed to provide you with the tools to set you up for a vibrant career in horticulture. You’ll learn all about plant identification, pest and disease, weeds, propagation, soils and plant nutrition, and customer service. Nurture your love of greenery and enjoy an exciting career outdoors that will unlock many job opportunities.

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Common job Outcomes

  • Crop workers
  • Gardener
  • Horticulturalist Assistant
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Landscaping Assistant
  • Nursery Assistant

Job Skills

  • Plant installation
  • Plant care
  • Landscaping
  • Treat plants
  • Plant propagation
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Course breakdown

What you’ll learn in this course

This qualification includes a range of units designed to provide you with the fundamental horticulture skills you’ll need to succeed in the industry, as well as teach you the specialist skills that are in currently in demand

Enrolments for AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture are open! Here at Open Colleges, you can start whenever you’re ready to begin learning. Please note that this course has been superseded by AHC30722 Certificate III in Horticulture. Download the course guide to learn more before you enrol.

Certificate III in Horticulture

AHCPCM204
Recognise plants
  • Prepare for plant recognition
  • Recognise specified plants
  • Identify Plants
AHCPCM202
Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens
  • Collect plant specimens
  • Preserve plant specimens
  • Record and catalogue specimen
AHCPGD201
Plant trees and shrubs
  • Prepare for planting operations
  • Prepare trees and shrubs for planting
  • Inspect plants and report problems
  • Install trees, shrubs and/or other plants
  • Complete work
AHCNSY303
Install and maintain plant displays
  • Assess requirements for plantscaping
  • Install containerised and direct planted specimens
  • Maintain plants
AHCNSY301
Maintain nursery plants
  • Prepare to work
  • Monitor and maintain the nursery environment
  • Determine daily water requirements
  • Promote plant growth by intervention
  • Complete work
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Study for a minimum 34.6 hours per week to complete modules in 12 months

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Study for a minimum 23.1 hours per week to complete modules in 18 months

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    Evening routine

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    Study session

  • 07:30 pm - onwards

    Relax

Study for a minimum 16 hours per week to complete modules in 24 months

Your course may include work placement which will be completed in addition to weekly study blocks.

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