This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge needed to establish and manage horticultural enterprises. You will attain the skills required to be able to specifically manage plant health programs, provide specialist advice, develop production plans and carry out financial tasks associated with estimates, tenders and quotes.
Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.
|School Leaver||Non-School Leaver||AQF|
|Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent||Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades)||Certificate III|
To succeed in this course, students should have prior knowledge or experience in horticulture.
It is preferred that students will have completed one of the following qualifications although this is not essential, please discuss with course lecturer:
- AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture or;
- AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture or;
- Hold equivalent industry experience
- High level of literacy and numeracy skills (at least to AQF Certificate IV level)
- Computer-literate (digitally literate – e.g. can use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, access the Internet)
Students should be equipped with a desire to work outdoors and a reasonable amount of physical fitness, to be able to undertake activities, such as:
o Collecting and classifying plants
o Walking and inspecting outdoor sites
o Nursery activities
Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to find employment in supervisory, consultant and specialist roles within the industry.
The Diploma serves as a pathway for further learning, particularly those articulating to university.