Swinburne University of Technology

Certificate II in Horticulture

AHC20416

Wantirna

This certificate prepares you for an entry level role in horticulture with a solid grounding in the basics from pruning and customer service through to soil management.

There are multiple ways to study Certificate II in Horticulture with Swinburne University of Technology

  • $1,540*

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  • Gov. subsidised (VIC)

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  • Wantirna

    • February 2017

    • Part time (2 years)

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    In class Part time (2 years)

  • Wantirna

    • March 2017

    • Part time (2 years)

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    In class Part time (2 years)

  • $5,240*

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  • Full price

    Additional fees may apply

    • Start
    • Duration
    • Delivery
  • In workplace

    • Anytime

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    • In workplace

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  • Wantirna

    • February 2017

    • Part time (2 years)

    • In class

    In class Part time (2 years)

  • Wantirna

    • March 2017

    • Part time (2 years)

    • In class

    In class Part time (2 years)

*Verified February 3, 2017. Prices and fees are advertised by the provider and may be estimates only. Prices and fees can vary or change. Please check with the provider before enrolling. To learn more, read our editorial policy.

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How it works

Entry Requirements
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One, some or all of these entry requirements must be met. Check with the provider before enrolling.

Recognition
Nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Assessment
Coursework, assessment

Course Overview

The Certificate II in Horticulture provides students with the skills and abilities appropriate to meet the needs of the various sectors within the horticultural industry.

The essential units are designed to develop the students’ generic workplace skills which are highly valued by employers. These include understanding industry and health and safety requirements, and being able to participate in environmentally sustainable work practices.

  • Landscape Worker
  • Horticulture Assistant

Course Content

To obtain a Certificate II in Horticulture with Swinburne University of Technology, you’ll need to complete some or all of the following units of study successfully. Units may vary or change so check with the provider before enrolling.

A total of 15 Study Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

Core Units

5 Core Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Recognise plants
    AHCPCM201

  • Treat weeds
    AHCPMG201

  • Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
    AHCPMG202

  • Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
    AHCSOL202

  • Participate in work health and safety processes
    AHCWHS201

Elective Units

10 Elective Units must be completed to attain this qualification.

  • Apply chemicals under supervision
    AHCCHM201A

  • Assist with landscape construction work
    AHCLSC201A

  • Construct low-profile timber or modular retaining walls
    AHCLSC202A

  • Lay paving
    AHCLSC204A

  • Operate basic machinery and equipment
    AHCMOM203A

  • Undertake operational maintenance of machinery
    AHCMOM204A

  • Pot up plants
    AHCNSY201A

  • Tend nursery plants
    AHCNSY202A

  • Plant trees and shrubs
    AHCPGD201A

  • Prune shrubs and small trees
    AHCPGD203A

  • Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media
    AHCSOL201A

  • Participate in workplace communications
    AHCWRK205A

  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    AHCWRK209A

Course Provider

For more than 100 years, Swinburne has been committed to innovative education, producing outstanding graduates and delivering enduring outcomes for our industry partners. With a focus on science, technology and innovation, our reputation for high quality, engaged teaching and research is reflected in Swinburne’s consistent ranking among the top 3% of universities in the world.

Registered
1998
Courses
217
Provider Type
Government
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