Certificate III in Horticulture



About this Course

Available as either a traineeship part-time or full-time course, you will gain the knowledge required for working within the horticultural industry. This qualification could lead you to work as a parks and gardens worker at local councils, resorts, retirement centres or as a wholesale or retail nursery assistant. Or you could even become self-employed!

Learning Outcomes

There are many study streams associated with this qualification. You will gain knowledge in a variety of areas such as nursery plants, propagation, turf preparation and maintenance, irrigation, chemical handling and machinery.

Compulsory Units

AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture AHCPMG301 Control weeds AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas


This qualification is competency based. The assessments will enable students to demonstrate the underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes required to meet the course outcomes. You’ll be required to undertake projects, tests, written assignments and be able to demonstrate your practical skills.


By successfully completing this course you will receive an AQF Qualification

Job Opportunities

• Horticulturist • Retail nursery assistant • Wholesale nursery assistant • Gardener • Parks and gardens worker Further study may find you job opportunities in specialised fields such as Arboriculture, Landscaping or Sports turf management.

Delivery Methods

- On-campus – The majority of teaching and assessment is conducted on-campus


- McKoy Street Main Campus VIC


Full-time: 12 months Part-time: Up to 3 years

Delivery Schedule

3 days per week

Entry Requirements

•Basic literacy and numeracy skills are required.

Fees Additional Information

The student tuition fees published are indicative only and can be subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. For more information see ‘Fee information and eligibility’ under the Enrol Now tab on the Wodonga TAFE website.

Application Procedure

Apply via the ‘Apply online now’ button in the course information page. If the course is not available for online application, you can download an enrolment form via the ‘Apply Now’ tab on our website. Alternatively, please feel free to contact our friendly customer service team on 1300 69 8233 or email info@wodongatafe.edu.au

Other Information

You need to wear suitable clothing and footwear, for example, safety boots, broad-brimmed hat, collared shirt. Some other personal protective equipment will be required depending on units of study, for example, earplugs or earmuffs are required when using machinery.

For More Information


Customer Service


1300 MY TAFE (1300 69 8233)


02 6055 6611




87 McKoy Street, West Wodonga, Vic, 3690


PO Box 963, Wodonga Vic 3689