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 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.

Course Delivery

Full time classroom delivery (3-4 days per week) over 1 year. Trainee delivery - workplace and classroom based over 2 years. Workplace based delivery - delivered over 24 months.

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. This 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
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.

Indicative Fees

2021 2022
Government Subsidised $4,761 $3,796
Concession $1,336 $1,147
Traineeship $3,323
Traineeship Concession $1,053
RPL Government Subsidised $1,987 $2,838
RPL Concession $397 $568
RPL Self-funded $2,980 $3,784
Self-Funded $5,754 $4,742

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, Part Time, Full Year, Trainee
2022 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, Cardross Farm, Monday to Thursday 9.00AM - 4.00PM