AHC50316 Diploma of Production Horticulture

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


This course provides opportunities for extensive knowledge based learning and skills appropriate to Managing a farm enterprise.


The Diploma of Horticulture equips the graduate with the skills required to gain a management role in the expansive horticulture industry or to gain a place to continue studies at bachelor degree level.


On successful completion of this qualification there are opportunities to continue your horticultural studies with a bachelor of Horticultural Science or similar, offered by a number of universities. A degree qualification in horticulture could potentially lead to a management position or a senior role in a number of horticultural or educational organisations.

Course Delivery

This course is delivered over 1 year flexi/online. Two semesters: Course commencing January or July.This course is an approved VET FEE-HELP/VET Student Loan course. The Vet Student Loan maximum tuition fee cap is $5,000. For more information: https://www.sunitafe.edu.au/apply/vet-fee-help-vet-student-loans

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

1 Years

Units & Assessment
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AHCBUS501 Manage staff 140 $30.00
AHCBUS508 Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports 140 $30.00
AHCBUS511 Manage enterprise staff requirements 140 $30.00
AHCBUS518 Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports 140 $30.00
AHCCHM501 Develop and manage a chemical use strategy 80 $30.00
AHCIRG437 Schedule irrigations 50 $30.00
AHCIRG502 Design irrigation system maintenance and monitoring programs 80 $30.00
AHCIRG508 Design irrigation system maintenance and monitoring programs 80 $30.00
AHCMOM501 Manage machinery and equipment 90 $30.00
AHCNSY402 Plan a propagation program 120 $30.00
AHCPCM402 Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program 90 $30.00
AHCPCM501 Diagnose plant health problems 120 $30.00
AHCPHT404 Implement and monitor a horticultural crop harvesting program 100 $30.00
AHCPHT502 Develop a horticultural production plan 180 $30.00
AHCSOL402 Develop a soil use map for a property 100 $30.00
AHCSOL501 Monitor and manage soils for production projects 120 $30.00
AHCSOL505 Monitor and manage soils for production 120 $30.00
AHCWHS501 Manage work health and safety processes 90 $30.00
AHCWHS502 Manage work health and safety processes 90 $30.00
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 $5,430
Concession $1,322
RPL Government Subsidised $2,384
RPL Concession $522
RPL Self-funded $3,575
Self-Funded $6,622

Concession for Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses applies only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

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, Diploma Semester 1
2021 July Mildura Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online, Diploma Semester 2