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AHC20416 - Certificate II in Horticulture


On successful completion of this course, students will have acquired the skills and knowledge for a Certificate II in Horticulture.


Who should attend:

  • New entrants to the industry

  • Existing employees

  • Unemployed workers 

The course consists of the following units of competency  5 core and 10 electives
AHCWHS201  - Participate in Work Health and Safety Processes
AHCPCM201  - Recognise plants

AHCPMG201 - Treat Weeds

AHCPMG202 - Treat  plant pests, diseases and disorders

Ahcsol202 - Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing 
AHCARB205  - Operate and maintain chainsaws (Elective)
ACHMOM202  - Operate tractors (Elective)

AHCMOM204  - Undertake operational maintenance of machinery ( elective)
AHCARB202  - Fell small trees (Elective)
AHCPGD203  - Prune shrubs and small trees (Elective)
AHCPGD201  - Plant trees and shrubs (Elective)
AHCWRK204  - Work effectively in the industry (Elective)
AHCSOL201  - Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media (Elective)
AHCMOM203  - Operate basic machinery and equipment (Elective)
AHCINF202  - Install, maintain and repair fences ( Elective)

AHCLSC201  - Assist with landscape construction work(Elective)

AHCTRF201 - Assist with turf construction(Elective)


Entry requirements
Students do need a functional level of literacy and numeracy skills to be able to read labels and do basic calculations.  Practical training environments, small class sizes and customisation of programs will provide further support.


Training delivery and assessments
The Certificate II in Horticulture program is delivered over 425 nominal hours.  Progression through the full program is dependent on many factors including the student's own capacity and capability.  Nominal hours are given as a guide only, and may include a component of work based practice and individual study.

  • Delivery is face-to-face and workplace-based and/or at the organisation's training room and in the field adjacent or at a contracted venue suitable to the client group

 Fee for service $4290.00

 User choice funding (trainee) Student fees $450.00 concession $250.00

Within 12 months of completing Year 12 students are exempt from contribution fee's

  Conditions apply

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