AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture

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


This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge across a broad coverage of the horticulture industry prior to undertaking higher level roles in the workplace. 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.


Job roles vary across different industry sectors and include: Supervision and management roles within the horticulture sectors.


Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to Diploma of Horticulture AHC50416.

Course Delivery

Flexible off campus delivery with the option of joining scheduled classes for individual units if desired.

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
AHCWHS401 Maintain work health and safety processes 70 $30.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AHCBUS407 Cost a project 50 $30.00
AHCBUS408 Operate within a budget framework 50 $30.00
AHCBUS511 Manage enterprise staff requirements 140 $30.00
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals 50 $30.00
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases 70 $30.00
AHCCHM404 Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals 60 $30.00
AHCCHM405 Plan and implement a chemical use program 90 $30.00
AHCIRG435 Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation system 80 $30.00
AHCIRG437 Schedule irrigations 50 $30.00
AHCIRG508 Design irrigation system maintenance and monitoring programs 80 $30.00
AHCPCM401 Recommend plants and cultural practices 80 $30.00
AHCPCM402 Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program 90 $30.00
AHCPCM501 Diagnose plant health problems 120 $30.00
AHCPGD402 Plan a plant establishment program 80 $30.00
AHCPHT402 Develop a crop regulation program 100 $30.00
AHCPHT404 Implement and monitor a horticultural crop harvesting program 100 $30.00
AHCSOL401 Sample soils and interpret results 60 $30.00
AHCWRK401 Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures 100 $30.00
AHCWRK403 Supervise work routines and staff performance 50 $30.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Project
  • Practical task
  • Written task
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 $3,618
Concession $1,008
RPL Government Subsidised $1,972
RPL Concession $394
RPL Self-funded $2,958
Self-Funded $4,604

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
2021 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online, Full Year