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Certificate II in Horticulture

National ID: AHC20416 | State ID: BDE6


Sow the seeds for your future

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 workplace health ans safety.

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.

This course is available for interested individuals, including people registered as unemployed and/or clients referred by community agencies - no prior experience is required.

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.

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.

Gain these skills
  • Recognise plants
  • Plant and prune shrubs and small trees
  • Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • Assist with landscape construction work
  • Operate basic machinery and equipment
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy nature and the outdoors
  • Comfortable working in a physical environment
  • Practical and able to undertake manual labour
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Job opportunities

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Other job titles may include:

  • General Gardener

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisatio

Further study opportunities:

AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture
AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture
AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture

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Course Overview

WhereJoondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
Available Semester 2, 2018
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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.


International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.




Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testingAHCSOL202BAS70
Participate in work health and safety processesAHCWHS201BAT00
Recognise plantsAHCPCM201BAN27
Treat plant pests, diseases and disordersAHCPMG202BAO90
Treat weedsAHCPMG201BAR65


Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Assist with landscape construction workAHCLSC201BAR32
Carry out natural area restoration worksAHCNAR201BAN79
Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimensAHCPCM202BAS68
Operate basic machinery and equipmentAHCMOM203BAU05
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesAHCWRK209BAM98
Plant trees and shrubsAHCPGD201BAP80
Prune shrubs and small treesAHCPGD203BAO28


Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Construct low-profile timber or modular retaining wallsAHCLSC202BAM73
Install aggregate pathsAHCLSC203BAM38
Lay pavingAHCLSC204BAO08


Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Assist with pressurised irrigation operationsAHCIRG217BAM26
Collect seedFWPFGM2201AXK88
Undertake propagation activitiesAHCNSY203BAL43
How to apply

Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

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

Please note, fees are subject to change.

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Available Semester 1
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