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AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture

National ID: AHC40416 State ID: BCW2
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Develop your supervisory skills for the horticulture industry

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to coordinate and supervise operations in your chosen field of horticulture.

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 a Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management to this Certificate IV by enrolling in additional units.

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

  • Plan a plant establishment program
  • Recommend plants and cultural practices
  • Cost a project
  • Design plant displays
  • Sample soils and interpret results
  • Control weeds
  • Transport handle and store chemicals
  • Prepare and apply chemicals

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
Free in 2023

This course will be FREE from 1 January 2023. The course fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA State Government.

Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on our Free in '23  page for further information.

While there are no formal entrance requirements or prerequisites it is strongly recommended that:

  • Applicants have at least two years experience within the industry, or
  • Have completed Certificate III in Horticulture, Conservation or Landscape Construction.

You'll be able to access your personal timetable (find out how here), once you have paid your fees. In the meantime the information below provides an indication of the time commitment required to complete this course, depending on your study option.

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.

Study outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research will be required to successfully complete your course.

As a student you will also have additional costs associated with your study, for example text books and stationery, printing and other materials required for your assignments.

Uniform requirements:

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

This course meets the requirements of a broad range of related industries such as Local Councils, conservation and ecosystem management, landscaping companies, State Government employment and parks and gardens. Job titles may include:

  • Senior Horticulturist
  • Horticulture Team Leader
  • Supervisor (Nursery)

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

Visit one of our four Jobs and Skills Centres located at NMT's Balga, Joondalup, Midland and Perth campuses for free career planning advice and job search support.

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 $0.00 $170.00 $170.00

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2023. 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 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2023. 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 $874.80 $170.00 $1,044.80

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2023. 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 $810.00 $0.00 $810.00

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2023. 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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