AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


The Certificate II in Horticulture is your entry into the horticulture industry. You will learn a range of basic practical skills and gain knowledge you need to start your career in horticulture.


This qualification could lead to employment as an assistant or labourer in a horticultural setting. You will gain employable skills but you will also be equipped with the knowledge to proceed into further education in this area. You might like to think about undertaking the Certificate III in Horticulture.


Successful completion of this course will give you a great start for moving on to studying Certificate III in Horticulture or to start an apprenticeship in this field.

Course Delivery

Trainee delivery - this course will be delivered over a 12 to 18 month period. Assessments can take place in a work place or class room situation.

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

2 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants 40 $30.00
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds 40 $30.00
AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders 30 $30.00
AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing 30 $30.00
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes 20 $30.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision 30 $30.00
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals 70 $30.00
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals 50 $30.00
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases 70 $30.00
AHCINF202 Install, maintain and repair farm fencing 30 $30.00
AHCIRG215 Assist with low volume irrigation operations 40 $30.00
AHCIRG217 Assist with pressurised irrigation operations 40 $30.00
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors 40 $30.00
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment 20 $30.00
AHCMOM204 Undertake operational maintenance of machinery 30 $30.00
AHCMOM211 Operate side by side utility vehicles 30 $30.00
AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws 40 $30.00
AHCNSY201 Pot up plants 20 $30.00
AHCNSY202 Care for nursery plants 30 $30.00
AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities 30 $30.00
AHCNSY204 Maintain indoor plants 20 $30.00
AHCPCM202 Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens 30 $30.00
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs 20 $30.00
AHCPGD202 Prepare and maintain plant displays 35 $30.00
AHCPGD203 Prune shrubs and small trees 35 $30.00
AHCPHT201 Plant horticultural crops 25 $30.00
AHCPHT214 Support horticultural crop harvesting 25 $30.00
AHCTRF201 Assist with turf construction 30 $30.00
AHCTRF202 Prepare turf surfaces for play 40 $30.00
AHCTRF203 Renovate grassed areas 30 $30.00
AHCTRF204 Support turf establishment 40 $30.00
AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry 20 $30.00
AHCWRK205 Participate in workplace communications 30 $30.00
AHCWRK207 Collect and record production data 30 $30.00
AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20 $30.00
MEM18001C Use hand tools 20 $24.00
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations 20 $24.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Project
  • Practical task
  • Portfolio
  • Knowledge based test
  • Written task
  • Third party report
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $2,597
Concession $878
RPL Government Subsidised $998
RPL Concession $200
RPL Self-funded $1,496
Self-Funded $3,096

Free TAFE for Priority Courses is a Victorian Government program that covers your tuition fees to study in selected courses at TAFE, if you’re eligible. Eligibility criteria apply. Free TAFE on selected courses only. Other fees and charges may apply. See www.freetafe.vic.gov.au.

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

Please visit our Fees and Charges page for more information.
Intake Campus Course Details
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