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AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture

National ID: AHC50416 State ID: BDD0
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Take your horticulture career to new heights

This course will develop the skills you need to design, plan, implement, manage and evaluate horticultural operations and processes to effectively manage and maintain public and private parks, reserves, gardens, natural bushland and community recreation areas. This will include developing your skills in how to establish and manage a horticultural business or project, which includes preparing estimates, quotes and tenders; selecting plants and landscape solutions; managing plant health programs; developing production plans; and managing staff and services.

You may be able to attain a dual qualification, incorporating the Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management by enrolling in additional units, talk to staff when you enrol.


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.

  • Plant nutrition and health
  • Propagation and recognition of plants
  • Landscape design, products and services
  • Business management and administration

I have the following attributes:

  • An appreciation of nature and able to work outdoors
  • Comfortable working in a physical environment
  • Practical skills and the ability to undertake manual labour
  • Problem solving and organisational skills
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

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.

Other job titles may include:

  • Horticultural Team Leader | Horticultural Manager | Horticultural Consultant
  • Nursery Manager
  • Garden Centre Operator
  • Parks and Gardens Manager
  • Irrigation Master Technician

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

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Semester 2, 2022

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus

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 $195.00 $1,069.80
Concession $259.20 $195.00 $454.20

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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