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Certificate III in Horticulture

National ID: AHC30716 | State ID: BDF1


Grow your horticulture skills

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to work effectively in the horticulture industry. If you have industry experience this course will enhance your skills. 

Subjects are selected from 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.

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.

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.

Gain these skills
  • Implement propagation plans
  • Safely prepare, store and apply chemicals
  • Create plant displays
  • Apply workplace safety and health guidelines
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
  • Problem solving skills

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Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Other job titles may include:

  • Gardener
  • Interior Plantscaper
  • Horticulturist
  • Horticulture Consultant 
  • Sustainable Horticulture Promotional Officer

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

Further study opportunities:

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
Fees and charges

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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.



Elective Units - Common to both Joondalup and Midland

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Apply environmentally sustainable work practicesAHCWRK309BAR14
Conduct site inspectionsAHCWRK311BAM72
Implement a landscape maintenance programAHCPGD304BAT99
Implement a plant establishment programAHCPGD301BAR49
Implement a plant nutrition programAHCPCM301BAO01
Implement a propagation planAHCNSY306BAO62
Implement revegetation worksAHCNAR303BAM15
Install pressurised irrigation systemsAHCIRG331BAN82
Maintain natural areasAHCNAR301BAS90
Prepare and apply chemicalsAHCCHM303BAN65
Transport and store chemicalsAHCCHM304BAN70

Core Units

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Contribute to work health and safety processesAHCWHS301BAP92
Control plant pests, diseases and disordersAHCPMG302BAL98
Control weedsAHCPMG301BAP97
Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areasAHCSOL303BAQ76
Provide information on plants and their cultureAHCPCM302BAQ22
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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