AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding
Cricos Code 094776G


This course provides opportunities for extensive practical skills to be developed or enhanced, supported by talented teaching staff. The Diploma program is predominantly delivered at the SuniTAFE farm. The well-equipped training farm offers the student unique experiences covering a broad range of horticultural practices, supported by farm management and staff.


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

The Diploma program is delivered by talented teaching staff in the classroom and on site at the SuniTAFE training farm and at a number of specialised horticultural enterprises. 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

A Certificate III in Horticulture or international equivalent.

Expected Time to Complete

1 Years

Units & Assessment
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours
AHCBUS501 Manage staff 140
AHCBUS508 Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports 140
AHCCHM501 Develop and manage a chemical use strategy 80
AHCIRG408 Schedule irrigations 50
AHCIRG502 Design irrigation system maintenance and monitoring programs 80
AHCMOM501 Manage machinery and equipment 90
AHCNSY402 Plan a propagation program 120
AHCPCM402 Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program 90
AHCPCM501 Diagnose plant health problems 120
AHCPCM502 Collect and classify plants 120
AHCPHT404 Implement and monitor a horticultural crop harvesting program 100
AHCPHT502 Develop a horticultural production plan 180
AHCPHT503 Manage a controlled growing environment 120
AHCSOL402 Develop a soil use map for a property 100
AHCSOL501 Monitor and manage soils for production projects 120
AHCWAT502 Manage water systems 120
AHCWHS501 Manage work health and safety processes 90
AHCWRK503 Prepare reports 60
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans 70

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Project
  • Practical task
  • Portfolio
  • Role play/Simulation
  • Knowledge based test
  • Written task
  • Third party report
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 $5,232 $5,232
Concession $1,286 $1,286
RPL Government Subsidised $2,289 $2,289
RPL Concession $501 $501
RPL Self-funded $3,434 $3,434
Self-Funded $6,376 $6,376

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

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
2020 July Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Diploma Semester 2, Cardross Farm, Monday to Thursday 9.00AM to 4.00PM
2020 July Mildura Campus International, Full Time, Classroom Based, Diploma Semester 2, International