AHC30620 Certificate III in Production Horticulture

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


The Certificate III in Production Horticulture equips you with the skills and knowledge you need to start your career in Production Horticulture. The course is designed to be delivered flexibly with predominantly workplace based projects to suit the needs of individuals and their work schedules in the horticultural industry. The SunitTAFE farm provides exposure to some of the latest technology in horticulture and is a good adjunct to the workplace for practical experience.


This qualification could lead to employment in a variety of different roles in a production horticulture setting including skilled farm worker or horticulturalist.


This qualification can lead to further study at a Certificate IV level in Production Horticulture or other Horticulture industry specific qualification at Certificate IV level.

Course Delivery

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

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to undertake a Pre-Training Review to help confirm the course is suitable. Applicants enrolling as an Apprentice/Trainee must have a registered training contract.

Expected Time to Complete

3 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AHCBIO303 Apply biosecurity measures 100 $30.00
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes 50 $30.00
AHCWRK306 Comply with industry quality assurance requirements 40 $30.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AHCBIO301 Identify and report signs of unusual disease or pest 50 $30.00
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals 50 $30.00
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases 70 $30.00
AHCIRG338 Troubleshoot irrigation systems 50 $30.00
AHCIRG346 Operate pressurised irrigation systems 50 $30.00
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors 40 $30.00
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment 40 $30.00
AHCNSY313 Implement a propagation plan 90 $30.00
AHCPCM305 Implement a plant nutrition program 60 $30.00
AHCPHT312 Implement a crop regulation program 80 $30.00
AHCPMG301 Control weeds 70 $30.00
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders 80 $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.
Intake Campus Course Details
2024 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Full Year
2024 July Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom, Full Year, Monday - Wednesday, 8.30am - 4.00pm
2024 July Mildura Campus Part Time, Classroom, Semester 2, Monday - Wednesday, 8.30am - 4.00pm