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.
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|
|Pre-requisite course(s)||Certificate III in Horticulture|
* 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.
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