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AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture

National ID: AHC50416 State ID: BDD0
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When you complete this course, you will be ready for a career in horticulture. You will have the skills and knowledge 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.

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to find employment in supervisory, consultant and specialist roles within the industry. 

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.


This course is part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative. From 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession, plus resource fees and other fees that may apply to your course.

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    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

    Study options and next steps

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    Semester 2

    Albany - Full Time

    Duration 2 Semesters
    When Semester 2
    Where Albany
    How Classroom
    Course fee
    Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
    General $931.50 $180.00 $1,111.50
    Concession $276.00 $180.00 $456.00

    * Indicative Fee Disclaimers

    Fees and charges published on our website are indicative only, and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2023. 

    • Fees may differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
    • Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
    • Fees are payable at time of enrolment.
    • Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
    • For secondary school aged persons not enrolled at school (in 2023, students born on or after 1 July 2005 who are at least 15 years old) the maximum course fee chargeable in 2023 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees.
    • Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses (such as short courses), or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.).
    • Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms, and students personal equipment.
    • The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
    • VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.
    • Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.
    • Depending on your circumstances, payment options may include paying fees via instalments or applying for assistance because of financial hardship.
    • Visit the Fees and Payment Options page for further information.

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