AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture

Award Course
Cricos Code 092538D

Overview

The Certificate III in Horticulture provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to start your career in horticulture. The program is primarily delivered at the fully equipped SuniTAFE Training Farm and students are given hands on opportunities to experience and learn in a real farm environment. For trainees and workplace based students this 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 horticulturalist in farming, gardening, nursery or any one of a number of varied roles within the industry.

Pathways

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

Information for International Students

Students must be at least 18 years old when they commence studies. SuniTAFE operates a 30 hectare commercial horticulture farm at Cardross which is 7 kilometres away from the Mildura campus. Students will undertake training and practical classes at the farm. The Institute has a minibus so students can get to the farm for classes. Students are recommended to purchase work boots for classes on the farm.

Duration 52 Weeks
English Proficiency IELTS 5.5 or equivalent test score, or successful completion of Upper Intermediate ELICOS at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE
Fees per Semester (AUD) $7,000
Total Fees (AUD) $14,000
Course Start Dates February, July
Academic Requirements Successful completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 high school studies.


* Duration of a course includes periods for orientation and enrolment, teaching, assessment, structured learning support, study breaks and public holidays.
* Fees are subject to change.

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
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
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 $24.00
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck 40 $44.00
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.