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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 qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to research, design, cost and report on a project.

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 Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management to this Diploma, by enrolling in additional units.

In semester 2, 2023 we will be offering this course via work-based delivery, giving you a unique opportunity to apply practical experience and knowledge while working in the horticulture industry. This delivery method ensures that you can achieve a qualification while working and gain the skills needed to progress your career.

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

  • Plan the restoration of parks and gardens
  • Collect and classify plants
  • Develop a management plan for a designated area
  • Conduct comprehensive inspection of park facilities
  • Develop a pest management plan
  • Write and present reports
  • Design irrigation system maintenance and monitoring programs

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

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.

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

  • At least three years experience within the industry, or
  • Have completed Certificate IV in Horticulture, Conservation or Landscape Construction, or equivalent

Please note there are no licensing requirements for this qualification.

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

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

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

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
  • Sun cream 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.

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. 

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

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Semester 2, 2023

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - Workplace Delivery

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2023
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How Employer-based
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $874.80 $0.00 $874.80
Concession $259.20 $0.00 $259.20

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 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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