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 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.
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.
This qualification can lead to further study in a Certificate IV level in Horticulture or other Horticulture industry specific qualification at Certificate IV level.
Students must be at least 18 years old when they commence studies. SuniTAFE operates a 30 hectare commercial horticulture farm at Cardross which is 7 kilometres away from the Mildura campus. Students will undertake training and practical classes at the farm. The Institute has a minibus so students can get to the farm for classes. Students are recommended to purchase work boots for classes on the farm.
|English Proficiency||IELTS 5.5 or equivalent test score, or successful completion of Upper Intermediate ELICOS at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE|
|Fees per Semester (AUD)||$7,000|
|Total Fees (AUD)||$14,000|
|Course Start Dates||February, July|
|Academic Requirements||Successful completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 high school studies.|
* Duration of a course includes periods for orientation and enrolment, teaching, assessment, structured learning support, study breaks and public holidays.
* Fees are subject to change.
|AHCPCM302||Provide information on plants and their culture||70|
|AHCPMG302||Control plant pests, diseases and disorders||80|
|AHCSOL303||Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas||60|
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes||50|
|AHCCHM201||Apply chemicals under supervision||30|
|AHCCHM303||Prepare and apply chemicals||70|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals||50|
|AHCIRG306||Troubleshoot irrigation systems||50|
|AHCIRG331||Install pressurised irrigation systems||70|
|AHCIRG332||Operate pressurised irrigation systems||50|
|AHCIRG333||Maintain pressurised irrigation systems||50|
|AHCIRG339||Monitor soils under irrigation||70|
|AHCMOM304||Operate machinery and equipment||40|
|AHCMOM311||Operate precision control technology||90|
|AHCMOM315||Operate chemical application machinery and equipment||90|
|AHCNSY301||Maintain nursery plants||40|
|AHCNSY306||Implement a propagation plan||90|
|AHCNSY307||Operate fertigation equipment||70|
|AHCPCM301||Implement a plant nutrition program||60|
|AHCPCM303||Identify plant specimens||80|
|AHCPGD301||Implement a plant establishment program||80|
|AHCPHT301||Carry out a crop regulation program||80|
|AHCPHT303||Implement a post-harvest program||70|
|AHCPHT310||Coordinate horticultural crop harvesting||70|
|AHCSOL401||Sample soils and interpret results||60|
|AHCWRK305||Coordinate work site activities||70|
|AHCWRK309||Apply environmentally sustainable work practices||50|
|MEM05050B||Perform routine gas metal arc welding||20|
|TLILIC0003||Licence to operate a forklift truck||40|