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AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture

National ID: AHC30716 State ID: BDF1
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Grow your horticulture skills

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to work effectively in the horticulture industry, including the private sector, local councils or state government. If you have industry experience this course will enhance your skills.

As part of this course you will undertake three units that have been designed to meet the Department of Health requirements to gain a Pest Management Technician Licence to control weeds and other minor pests in lawns and gardens, landscaping, bushland or minesite rehabilitation.

All of our classes have extensive resources and are run by highly experienced lecturers.

You may be able to attain a dual qualification, adding the Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management adding to this Certificate III in Horticulture by enrolling in additional units.

This qualification will allow you to develop a broad range of trade level skills and knowledge, including:

  • Identify plant specimens
  • Work health and safety
  • Control weeds, pests, diseases and disorders
  • Install irrigation
  • Implement a propagation plan
  • Implement a soil improvements for garden and turf areas
  • Implement a plant nutrition program
  • Implement a landscape maintenance program

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy nature and outdoor work that includes working in varied weather conditions outdoors
  • Comfortable working in a physical environment
  • Fit and enjoy manual labour and physical work
  • Able to work as a part of team
  • Problem solving skills
Half-price

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills program, through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession.

^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.

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

While there are no formal entrance requirements or prerequisites it would be beneficial for applicants to have:

  • At least completed year 10,
  • A Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management, Certificate II in Horticulture, or Certificate II in Landscaping, or
  • At least six months experience within the industry.

Attendance in class
You will be required to attend campus 3.5 - 4 days per week from 8:30am - 3:00pm from week 1 through to week 20 when studied full time in one semester.

Study and knowledge assessment can be completed in an online learning environment, but skills assessment will be completed on campus.

The course will be delivered using full time scheduling; however, part time students are able to participate within these sessions. 

At-home study
You will need to allocate approximately 1- 2 hours of study outside your structure classroom hours per unit
per week, for undertaking research and assignment completion.

North Metropolitan TAFE provides students with access to all learning and assessment materials through the Blackboard learning platform that can be accessed any time.

Timetable information is indicative only and subject to change.

There is no mandatory work placement requirement however, volunteer work outside of formal class is encouraged.

You will need a Wifi-enabled laptop (capable of word processing etc). Enrolled students will have access to Office 365.

Uniform requirements:

  • Steel capped boot
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Gardening gloves
  • Eye protection
  • High-visibility vest
  • Long-sleeve shirt and trousers

Other job titles may include:

  • Gardener
  • Horticulturist
  • Horticulture Consultant 

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

Study options and next steps

Click on your preferred option below to get started with your application.

Semester 1, 2023

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $1,158.30 $385.00 $1,543.30
Concession $343.20 $385.00 $728.20

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822

  

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2022. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

Details
Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How Traineeship
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $1,200.00 $0.00 $1,200.00
Concession $400.00 $0.00 $400.00

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822

  

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2022. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Midland
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $1,158.30 $380.00 $1,538.30
Concession $343.20 $380.00 $723.20

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822

  

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2022. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

Semester 2, 2022

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $1,158.30 $410.00 $1,568.30
Concession $343.20 $410.00 $753.20

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822

  

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2022. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

Details
Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How Traineeship
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $1,200.00 $0.00 $1,200.00
Concession $400.00 $0.00 $400.00

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822

  

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2022. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Midland
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $1,158.30 $410.00 $1,568.30
Concession $343.20 $410.00 $753.20

Half price fees

The Lower fees, local skills (half price) discount and fee caps have already been applied to the Tuition fees displayed above.  Please note that fee caps only apply to the calendar year, so multi-semester courses across more than one calendar year may have a higher fee. See the Half price courses page for more details.

Lower fees, local skills are available to residents of Western Australia, and temporary residents holding certain visa types.  They are not available for people living outside of Western Australia, or international students.  Full eligibility details are available on our Half price courses page.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.
T  1300 300 822

  

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2022. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

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