Certificate III in Nursery Operations provides the skills and knowledge required for trade level roles carried out under broad supervision in the nursery industry.
Completion of this course will give you the necessary skills to work as a nurseryperson in the nursery production and retail nursery industry.
Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to Certificate IV in Horticulture or other Horticulture industry specific qualifications at Certificate IV level.
SuniTAFE operates a 30 hectare commercial horticulture farm growing citrus, vines, almonds, olives, dates, avocadoes, annual vegetables and nursery plants. A range of fruit trees, garden plants and native plants are propagated in the on-farm nursery. Students undertake classes and practical components of the program at the SuniTAFE SMARTFarm at Cardross which is 7 kilometres from the main Mildura campus.
Students are recommended to purchase work boots and wear appropriate sun safe work clothes including hats for classes at the SuniTAFE Farm.
|English Proficiency||IELTS 5.5 or equivalent test score, or successful completion of Upper Intermediate ELICOS at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE.|
|Fees per Term (AUD)||$3,500|
|Total Fees (AUD)||$14,000|
|Course Start Dates||30 January, 10 July 2023.|
|Academic Requirements||Completion of equivalent of Australian Year 11.|
|Study Mode||Full-time, face to face, 20 hours per week. Classes are timetabled 3 days per week.|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals||50|
|AHCCHM307||Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases||70|
|AHCIRG338||Troubleshoot irrigation systems||50|
|AHCNSY308||Maintain nursery plants||40|
|AHCPCM305||Implement a plant nutrition program||60|
|AHCPCM306||Provide information on plants and their culture||70|
|AHCPMG302||Control plant pests, diseases and disorders||80|
|AHCSOL305||Prepare growing media||40|
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes||50|
|AHCBIO301||Identify and report signs of unusual disease or pest||50|
|AHCBIO303||Apply biosecurity measures||100|
|AHCIRG347||Maintain pressurised irrigation systems||50|
|AHCMOM216||Operate side by side utility vehicles||50|
|AHCMOM304||Operate machinery and equipment||40|
|AHCNSY205||Pot up plants||20|
|AHCNSY309||Receive and dispatch nursery products||40|
|AHCNSY313||Implement a propagation plan||90|
|AHCNSY314||Operate fertigation equipment||70|
|AHCWRK305||Coordinate work site activities||70|