AHC21819 Certificate II in Protected Horticulture

Award Course


Protected Horticulture covers a range of horticultural sectors such as commercial hydroponics, greenhouse facilities and covered crops. Certificate II in Protected Horticulture provides the skills and knowledge required for individuals to work in support roles in areas of picking, packing, crop and nursery work.


Completion of this course will give you the necessary skills to work as a support worker in the protected horticulture industry.


This qualification can lead to further study in Certificate III in Horticulture, Production Horticulture, or Nursery Operations.

Course Delivery

Classroom - Training will be delivered on site at SuniTAFE. Classroom and Workplace - Training will be delivered both on site at SuniTAFE and in the workplace.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to undertake a Pre-Training Review to help confirm the course is suitable. Applicants must be working in the industry and able to provide a letter of support from their employer to undertake some practical assessments in the workplace.

Expected Time to Complete

1 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes 20 $30.00
AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry 20 $30.00
AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20 $30.00
FBPFSY2001 Implement the food safety program and procedures 30 $30.00
FBPOPR1010 Carry out manual handling tasks 30 $30.00
FBPOPR2070 Apply quality systems and procedures 30 $30.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AHCIRG219 Assist with low volume irrigation operations 40 $30.00
AHCMDC201 Assist with propagation of medicinal cannabis 40 $30.00
AHCMDC202 Assist with care and maintenance of medicinal cannabis 40 $30.00
AHCMDC203 Assist with harvest and pre-processing of medicinal cannabis 50 $30.00
AHCNSY205 Pot up plants 20 $30.00
AHCNSY207 Undertake propagation activities 30 $30.00
AHCPHT210 Assist with protected cropping water sampling and testing 10 $30.00
AHCPHT211 Maintain crop 40 $30.00
AHCSOL305 Prepare growing media 40 $30.00
FBPOPR2064 Clean and sanitise equipment 30 $30.00
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 $1,528
Concession $360
Self-Funded $1,918

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
2024 July Mildura Campus Full Time, Full Year, Combination of Classroom and Workplace, Thursday 8.30am - 4.00pm
2024 July Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom, Full Year, Thursday and Friday, 8.30am - 4.00pm