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Certificate III in Horticulture

National ID: AHC30716 | State ID: BDF1


This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to undertake horticultural tasks in a specialised area. Subjects are selected from horticulture specialisations including arboriculture, floriculture, landscaping, nursery, parks and gardens, production skills and turf management. Subjects may include plant identification, irrigation, pest and disease control, machinery use, nursery work, hard landscaping, hydroponics, and turf maintenance. Not all horticultural specialisations will be available at all locations.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. It is however recommended that applicants have at least completed year 10, Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management or Certificate II in Horticulture. If you are a mature age student with industry experience this course will enhance your skills in this field. 

You may be able to attain a dual qualification incorporating this qualification and the Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management, talk to staff when you enrol.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

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Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

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

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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.

Elective Units - Common to both Joondalup and Midland

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply environmentally sustainable work practices AHCWRK309 BAR14
Conduct site inspections AHCWRK311 BAM72
Implement a landscape maintenance program AHCPGD304 BAT99
Implement a plant establishment program AHCPGD301 BAR49
Implement a plant nutrition program AHCPCM301 BAO01
Implement a propagation plan AHCNSY306 BAO62
Implement revegetation works AHCNAR303 BAM15
Install pressurised irrigation systems AHCIRG331 BAN82
Maintain natural areas AHCNAR301 BAS90
Prepare and apply chemicals AHCCHM303 BAN65
Transport and store chemicals AHCCHM304 BAN70

Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Contribute to work health and safety processes AHCWHS301 BAP92
Control plant pests, diseases and disorders AHCPMG302 BAL98
Control weeds AHCPMG301 BAP97
Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas AHCSOL303 BAQ76
Provide information on plants and their culture AHCPCM302 BAQ22

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 17, 2017