Gain a wide range of skills and knowledge required for working within the horticultural industry. This qualification could lead you to undertake 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!
You will learn about all things plants including how to; install irrigation systems, implement plant nutrition programs, implement grassed area maintenance, maintain nursery plants and prepare specialised plants.
Dates / Locations
#### When You Can Enrol
Applications open for our 2022 course in October.
#### Delivery Schedule
**Course dates 2022:**
31 Jan - 25 Nov, Mon - Wed, 3 days a week.
**Time:** 8.30am - 4.30pm
- McKoy Street, Wodonga Vic (Main campus)
No info events or info sessions available.
#### 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
AHCIRG306 Troubleshoot irrigation systems
AHCIRG331 Install pressurised irrigation systems
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCNSY301 Maintain nursery plants
AHCNSY305 Prepare specialised plants
AHCNSY306 Implement a propagation plan
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program
AHCPGD303 Perform specialist amenity pruning
AHCTRF303 Implement a grassed area maintenance program
AHCPHT215 Plant horticultural crops
#### 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.
- On-campus – The majority of teaching and assessment is conducted on-campus
- Traineeship – Teaching and assessment will be required to be conducted as part of a traineeship
From 1 January 2019, Free TAFE for Priority Courses is a Victorian Government program that will pay your tuition fees to study in this selected course at Wodonga TAFE, if you’re eligible, subject to minimum numbers.
Government Funded $1,930.00 (Tuition $1,930.00, Materials $0.00)
Concession $386.00 (Tuition $386.00, Materials $0.00)
Fee For Service $4,825.00 (Tuition $4,825.00, Materials $0.00)
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.
•Basic literacy and numeracy skills are required. 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.
• Retail nursery assistant
• Wholesale nursery assistant
• Parks and gardens worker
Further study may find you job opportunities in specialised fields such as Arboriculture, Landscaping or Sports turf management.
By successfully completing this course you will receive an AQF Qualification
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.
How to apply
Apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button in the course information page. Alternatively, please feel free to contact our friendly Customer Experience team on 1300 698 233 or email@example.com
Please note: We reserve the right to close course intakes early. Many courses have limited places and high demand. Early applications are recommended. We reserve the right to cancel intakes and courses if there are insufficient student numbers.