AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture

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


The Certificate II in Horticulture is your entry into the horticulture industry. You will learn a range of basic practical skills and gain knowledge you need to start your career in horticulture.


This qualification could lead to employment as an assistant or laborer in a horticultural setting. You will gain employability skills but you will also be equipped with the knowledge to proceed into further education in this area.


Successful completion of this course will give you a great start for moving on to studying Certificate III in Horticulture or to start an apprenticeship or traineeship in this field.

Course Delivery

Classroom based delivery. Course delivery information for VETDSS students only: Courses are delivered at SuniTAFE each Friday as per the VETDSS schedule. Students will be required to attend each week, during the school terms, from the 10/02/23 to 27/10/23. Costs will vary between programs and the invoice for the program costs including tuition and materials, will be sent to your home school.

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
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision 30 $0.00
AHCIRG217 Assist with pressurised irrigation operations 40 $0.00
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors 40 $0.00
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment 20 $0.00
AHCMOM204 Undertake operational maintenance of machinery 30 $0.00
AHCMOM211 Operate side by side utility vehicles 30 $0.00
AHCNSY201 Pot up plants 20 $0.00
AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities 30 $0.00
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants 40 $0.00
AHCPCM202 Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens 30 $0.00
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds 40 $0.00
AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders 30 $0.00
AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing 30 $0.00
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes 20 $0.00
AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20 $0.00
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 $1,868
Concession $734
Traineeship $1,868
Traineeship Concession $734
RPL Government Subsidised $1,418
RPL Concession $284
RPL Self-funded $1,890
Self-Funded $2,340

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
2023 February Mildura Campus Part Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, VET Delivery to Secondary Students