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Diploma of Horticulture

National ID: AHC50416 | State ID: BDD0


If you wish to pursue a career in the nursery, landscape, parks and gardens, turf, arboriculture or floriculture industries, this Diploma qualification will help you gain the skills you need.. Students will learn about plant nutrition, plant health, propagation and recognition of plants, landscape design, products and services, and business management and administration.

Equipped with your Diploma you could work in roles such as:

  • Nursery manager
  • Garden centre operator
  • Parks and gardens manger
  • Horticultural consultant
  • Landscape designer

Completing an additional two units with the Diploma of Horticulture will see you gain a dual qualification, incorporating the Diploma of Conservation and Land Management, talk to staff when you enrol.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. It is however recommended that applicants have at least three to five years experience within the industry, or have completed Certificate IV in Horticulture or Conservation and Land Management.

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 Joondalup and Midland

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Collect and classify plants AHCPCM502 BAN94
Conduct comprehensive inspection of park facilities AHCPGD505 BAN06
Define the pest problem AHCPMG413 BAR57
Design irrigation system maintenance and monitoring programs AHCIRG502 BAR39
Develop a management plan for a designated area AHCLPW501 BAP43
Maintain work health and safety processes AHCWHS401 BAT82
Plan the restoration of parks and gardens AHCPGD502 BAP59
Prepare reports AHCWRK503 BAR59
Provide specialist advice to clients AHCWRK509 BAM82
Sample soils and interpret results AHCSOL401 BAR13

North Metropolitan TAFE is committed to ensuring that all international students have an enjoyable experience studying in Australia. Students are supported by a dedicated International Centre team who provide personal counselling, course advice, student support and many other services.

Fees, applications and enrolments for International Students are different to those for local students. International students must be enrolled in full time study on campus. For more information about courses, enrolment and course fees for international students:

TAFE International Western Australia,
Department of Training and Workforce Development - Customer Service Centre
Level 7, 3 Forrest Place, Perth WA 6000
Tel: +61 8 9218 2100
Fax: +61 8 9218 2160
Email: study.tiwa@dtwd.wa.gov.au
Web: www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au


International Centre
North Metropolitan TAFE
30 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge, Western Australia, 6003
Tel: +61 8 94271873
Fax: +61 8 9427 1992
Email: internationalstudy@nmtafe.wa.edu.au
Web: northmetrotafe.wa.edu.au

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
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III


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Page last updated August 24, 2017