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Horticulture and Conservation

Diploma of Horticulture

National ID: AHC50416 | State ID: BDD0

Take your horticulture career to new heights

This course will develop the skills you need to design, plan, implement, manage and evaluate horticultural operations and processes to effectively manage and maintain public and private parksreservesgardensnatural bushland and community recreation areas. This will include developing your skills in how to establish and manage a horticultural business or project, which includes preparing estimates, quotes and tenders; selecting plants and landscape solutions; managing plant health programs; developing production plans; and managing staff and services.

Gain these skills

  • Plant nutrition and health
  • Propagation and recognition of plants
  • Landscape design, products and services
  • Business management and administration

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Team Leader | Horticultural Manager | Horticultural Consultant | Nursery Manager | Garden Centre Operator | Parks and Gardens Manager | Irrigation Master Technician

Other job titles may include:

  • Horticultural Team Leader | Horticultural Manager | Horticultural Consultant
  • Nursery Manager
  • Garden Centre Operator
  • Parks and Gardens Manager
  • Irrigation Master Technician

Further Study Option(s)

Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Course overview

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Certificate IV in Horticulture

National ID: AHC40416 | State ID: BCW2

Develop your supervisory skills for the horticulture industry

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to coordinate and supervise operations in your chosen field of horticulture. You can choose to learn skills from a range of subjects that enable you to cost and supervise projects, develop and implement programs and provide training. You can also choose subjects that will further develop your technical expertise in horticulture.

Gain these skills:

  • cost a project
  • implement a maintenance program for hydroponic systems
  • schedule irrigations
  • identify plant specimens
  • recommend plants and cultural practices
  • perform specialist amenity pruning
  • design plant displays
  • plan a plant establishment program
  • control weeds
  • sample soils and interpret results
  • produce complex desktop published documents

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Turf Grower, Gardener, Landscape Gardener, Plant Propagator and Nursery Person.

Further Study Option(s)

Diploma of Horticulture

Course overview

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Certificate III in Landscape Construction

National ID: AHC30916 | State ID: BDB7

Your career outdoors is calling

This qualification provides the practical skills and knowledge to construct, renovate and maintain garden landscapes.

Training is provided in the areas of hard landscaping, irrigation, plant knowledge, soil nutrition, turf maintenance, landscape machinery use and horticultural safety, building on the skills gained in the Certificate II in Landscaping.

Gain these skills:

  • select materials and plants for landscape projects
  • set-out and landscape a range of sites
  • construct stone, brick, block and timber structures and features
  • learn about irrigation installation and troubleshooting 
  • safety in the workplace

Please note: Landscaping involves physical labour and students will be required to demonstrate a reasonable level of fitness and mobility.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Gardener

Further Study Option(s)

Certificate IV in Landscape Design

Certificate IV in Horticulture

Diploma of Horticulture

Course overview

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

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Certificate III in Horticulture

National ID: AHC30716 | State ID: BDF1

Grow your horticulture skills

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to work effectively in the horticulture industry. If you have industry experience this course will enhance your skills. 

Subjects are selected from specialisations including arboriculture, floriculture, landscaping, nursery, parks and gardens, production skills and turf management. Subjects may include plant identification, irrigation, pest and disease control, machinery use, nursery work, hard landscaping, hydroponics, and turf maintenance. Not all horticultural specialisations will be available at all locations.

Gain these skills

  • Implement propagation plans
  • Safely prepare, store and apply chemicals
  • Create plant displays
  • Apply workplace safety and health guidelines

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Nursery worker, Gardener and Nursery Person

Further Study Option(s)

Certificate IV in Horticulture

Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management

Course overview

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Certificate II in Landscaping

National ID: AHC21616 | State ID: BDE7

Grow a career in landscaping

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to assist in the design and construction of garden landscapes or renovation of existing gardens. It is designed to provide you with the foundation skills and knowledge required by the landscaping industry sector.

You will learn skills to maintain and construct domestic and commercial landscapes and recreational landscape structures.

Gain these skills

  • Recognise plants
  • Plant trees and shrubs, and establish turf
  • Lay paving, irrigation and drainage pipes
  • Construct retaining walls
  • Treat pests and diseases
  • Operate and maintain machinery and equipment (eg tractors)

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Landscape Worker | Garden and Nursery Labourer

Further Study Option(s)

Certificate III in Landscape Construction

Course overview

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

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Certificate II in Horticulture

National ID: AHC20416 | State ID: BDE6

Are you looking for a career among the trees?

If you are passionate about the environment and sustainable practices, launch your horticulture career by completing this entry-level qualification. Horticulture is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia with the sector playing an important role in delivering economic, social and environmental value. This qualification will allow you to work in a gardening, nursery and landscaping setting. You'll gain the basic skills and knowledge required to work in the horticultural industry as well as WHS.

Gain these skills

  • plant identification and care
  • improving soil conditions
  • operating machinery and equipment
  • propagating
  • pruning and fertilising
  • maintaining gardens and nurseries, and
  • workplace safety and health.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Landscape Worker | Horticulture Assistant | Horticultural Nursery Assistant | Nursery Hand (Horticulture)

Further Study Option(s)

Certificate III in Horticulture

Certificate III in Production Nursery

Certificate IV in Horticulture

Diploma of Horticulture

Course overview

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

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National ID: 52772WA | State ID: YT97

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Landscape Designer

Course overview

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

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National ID: AHC20316 | State ID: BCW5

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

This qualification prepares you for roles such as Fruit or vegetable production worker.

Course overview

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  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
No No selection criteria

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National ID: 52772WA | State ID: YT97

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Landscape Designer

Course overview

View this course on South Metro Tafe's website

Murdoch

Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Murdoch One semester Yes Academic achievement and work history

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National ID: AHC20316 | State ID: BCW5

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

This qualification prepares you for roles such as Fruit or vegetable production worker.

Course overview

View this course on South Regional Tafe's website

Denmark

  • One semester
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria

Manjimup

  • One semester
  • Not competitive
  • No selection criteria
Location Duration Competitive Selection criteria
Denmark One semester No No selection criteria
Manjimup One semester No No selection criteria

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VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans is the new program that replaces the current VET FEE HELP scheme.

Eligible students will be entitled to apply for a VET Student Loan. Comprehensive information on VET Student Loans can be found on the Australian Government website education.gov.au/vet-student-loans

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au

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