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Certificate II in Horticulture

National ID: AHC20416 | State ID: BDE6


This qualification will allow you to work in a gardening, nursery and landscaping setting. You'll gain the basic skills and knowledge required to work in the horticultural industry as well as WHS.

All of our classes are small, have extensive resources and are run by highly experienced lecturers. During your studies you will gain on the job skills in a structured work placement.

North Metro TAFE also offers a program of this qualification for students who have an intellectual or learning disability to help you reach your goals. Our Disability programs give you the opportunity to advance your career or training prospects.

This course is also available for interested individuals, including people registered as unemployed and/or clients referred by community agencies - no prior experience is required.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. It is however recommended that applicants have at least completed year 10, Certificate I in Agrifood Operations, Certificate I in Conservation and Land Management (includes 'Green Army' participants) or Certificate I in Horticulture.

Your Certificate II in Horticulture prepares you for roles such as:

  • General gardener
  • Horticultural assistant

You may be able to attain a triple qualification, adding the Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management and Certificate II in Landscaping to this Certificate II in Horticulture, talk to staff when you enrol.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

For information about jobs and pathways, please see joboutlook.gov.au

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How Full-Time
When Was available Semester 1, 2017
Available Semester 2, 2017

For information about jobs and pathways, please see joboutlook.gov.au

Further study opportunities:

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.
NOTE up to date fees will be available shortly. Please return to this page or contact us for details

International Students

If this course is available for International students you will need to pay your course fees to TIWA when you accept your offer.


Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing AHCSOL202 BAS70
Participate in work health and safety processes AHCWHS201 BAT00
Recognise plants AHCPCM201 BAN27
Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders AHCPMG202 BAO90
Treat weeds AHCPMG201 BAR65


Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Assist with landscape construction work AHCLSC201 BAR32
Carry out natural area restoration works AHCNAR201 BAN79
Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens AHCPCM202 BAS68
Operate basic machinery and equipment AHCMOM203 BAU05
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices AHCWRK209 BAM98
Plant trees and shrubs AHCPGD201 BAP80
Prune shrubs and small trees AHCPGD203 BAO28


Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Construct low-profile timber or modular retaining walls AHCLSC202 BAM73
Install aggregate paths AHCLSC203 BAM38
Lay paving AHCLSC204 BAO08


Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Assist with pressurised irrigation operations AHCIRG217 BAM26
Collect seed FWPFGM2201 AXK88
Undertake propagation activities AHCNSY203 BAL43

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Part time enrolments are usually done in late January and mid June each year while online and continuous enrolment courses normally have enrolments available at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

call: 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II



Page last updated August 18, 2017