AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding
Cricos Code 092538D

Overview

The Certificate III in Horticulture equips you with the skills and knowledge you need to start your career in 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 SuniTAFE farm provides exposure to some of the latest technology in horticulture and is a good adjunct to the workplace for practical experience.

Careers

This qualification could lead to employment as a gardener, landscape designer, garden designer, horticulturalist, skilled farm worker or any one of a number of varied roles within the industry.

Pathways

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

Course Delivery

Full time classroom based delivery (3-4 days per week) over 1 year. Workplace and classroom- based delivery scheduled around student workplace availability.

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

12 Months

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture 70 $30.00
AHCPMG301 Control weeds 70 $30.00
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders 80 $30.00
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas 60 $30.00
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes 50 $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
AHCIRG306 Troubleshoot irrigation systems 50 $30.00
AHCIRG331 Install pressurised irrigation systems 70 $30.00
AHCIRG332 Operate pressurised irrigation systems 50 $30.00
AHCIRG333 Maintain pressurised irrigation systems 50 $30.00
AHCIRG437 Schedule irrigations 50 $30.00
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors 40 $30.00
AHCMOM216 Operate side by side utility vehicles 50 $30.00
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment 40 $30.00
AHCMOM315 Operate chemical application machinery and equipment 90 $30.00
AHCNSY301 Maintain nursery plants 40 $30.00
AHCNSY306 Implement a propagation plan 90 $30.00
AHCNSY307 Operate fertigation equipment 70 $30.00
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program 60 $30.00
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens 80 $30.00
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program 80 $30.00
AHCPHT312 Implement a crop regulation program 80 $30.00
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds 40 $30.00
AHCSOL401 Sample soils and interpret results 60 $30.00
AHCSOL406 Sample soils and interpret results 60 $30.00
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities 70 $30.00
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices 50 $30.00
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding 20 $25.00
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck 40 $50.00
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

2022 2023
Government Subsidised $3,796 $3,985
Concession $1,147 $1,185
Traineeship $3,323 $3,465
Traineeship Concession $1,053 $1,081
RPL Government Subsidised $2,838 $2,980
RPL Concession $568 $596
RPL Self-funded $3,784 $3,973
Self-Funded $4,742 $4,979

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
2022 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Employer Based (Trainee), Full Year
2022 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Part Time, Employer Based (Trainee), Full Year, School Based Trainee
2022 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, Cardross Farm, Monday to Thursday 9.00AM - 4.00PM
2022 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Part Time, Full Year, Cardross Farm, 9.00AM - 4.00PM
2022 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus International, , Full Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, Cardross Farm, Monday to Thursday 9.00AM - 4.00PM
2023 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Employer Based (Trainee), Full Year
2023 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, Cardross Farm, Monday to Thursday 9.00AM - 4.00PM