AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture

National ID: AHC50416 State ID: BDD0
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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.


The following people will be entitled to a concession rate on the half price course fees under Lower fees, local skills.

  • Persons born on or after 1 July 2003 who are aged 15 years or older, and have left school.
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving JobKeeper payment
  • Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of services from one of the following Commonwealth support or employment services programs:
    • Jobactive
    • Online Employment Services
    • ParentsNext
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding:
    • a pensioner concession card or  Health Care Card; or
    • Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.

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    Planting 
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. 

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Semester 2

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2
Where Albany
How Classroom

Semester 2

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2
Where Albany
How Classroom

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