Horticulture and CLM

AHC20410 Certificate II in Horticulture

Do you enjoy working outdoors or are you passionate about a career in Horticulture?

AHC20410 Certificate II in Horticulture is available to both apprentices and non-apprentices.

This course is for people who are currently employed in a horticultural workplace, and have a training contract. You could complete the full Certificate II in Horticulture within fifteen (15) months on the job. Depending on you and your employer’s needs, learning may be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both.
For more information go to our Apprenticeship and Traineeship page.


The Certificate II in Horticulture gives you the opportunity to develop basic skills and knowledge for a career in the Horticulture industry.
General ‘fundamentals’ or basic knowledge is gained at this level before you have the opportunity to pursue a specific stream at Certificate III.
You will also have the opportunity to put your learning into practice by participating in the work placement component of the course.

This course would suit people who:

  • have completed some units of the Certificate I or II in Horticulture and now wanting the entire qualification
  • would like to work in the horticultural industry
  • are looking for a change in career.

Career Opportunities

Depending on how you completed this training, further study or career options may include:

  • Students who complete selected units only, may enrol in the entire Certificate II in Horticulture
  • Full or part-time training that leads to a Certificate III in Horticulture
  • Qualified horticulture worker.
  • Nursery Assistant

Dates and Times

Apprentices (Statewide)
You can enrol and start at any time. We will work with you to determine a training and assessment plan that best suits your needs.
Delivery can be at your workplace, and if required, at the Burnie, Alanvale or Clarence campuses.


Clarence Campus 

  • Next Intake:  2017
  • Information Sessions:
    • Wednesday, 16 November 2016 – 5.30pm to 6.30pm
    • Friday, 18 November 2016 – 10.30am to 11.30am
    • Venue:  Room K2.04, K Block, Clarence Campus, 4a Bounty Street, Warrane
  • Duration:  Full time, February – December, 2 days per week, Wednesday & Thursday, 9am to 4pm
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake:  February – November 2017
  • Information Session:  Thursday, 17 November 2016 – 10am
    • Venue:  G Block, Room G1.17, Alanvale Campus, Alanvale Road, Newnham
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Your suitability and support needs will be evaluated during a conversation with one of our teachers and/or by answering some written questions.  This will help us to determine what, if any, additional support may be needed or to provide you with further career path advice.

Burnie Campus

  • Next Intake:  2017
  • Information Session:  Wednesday, 16 November 2016 – 10am to 2pm
    • Venue:  Room E1.40, E Block, Mooreville Road, Burnie
  • Suitability and Selection Session: Monday, 5 December 2016 – 2pm to 3pm
    • Venue:  Room E1.35, E Block, Mooreville Road, Burnie
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest for the Information Session



Apprentices (Statewide)

  • Within fifteen (15 months) on the job

Learning Options

Learning options available for people looking for a change in career, and those who would like to gain skills by completing some units will include:

  • Learning will be in a horticultural workplace or at TasTAFE facilities where appropriate.
  • Demonstrations – to show you how to do things.
  • Learning Guides – Books that contain information to help with your learning.
  • DVDs and Videos – Resources that give you extra support and information.
  • Classroom learning for theory.
  • One-on-one mentoring.

Assessment Process

Throughout all assessments, Workplace Health & Safety procedures must be followed. You will have the option to be assessed by:

  • Short written assessment – question and answer style test.
  • Projects – group or individual, may be practical or research based.
  • Assignments – research topic and provide a written response.
  • Practical – you will be observed doing tasks.
  • All students may be assessed in the workplace.
  • If required, other assessment methods may be used for students (eg verbal tests instead of short written tests)
  • Testimonials from supervisor.
  • Photographic and other media evidence


For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/recognition/

Resources and Equipment

We will supply all work books and printed materials associated with your training.  Students will need to supply the following:

  • broad brimmed sun hat
  • secateurs (discuss with teacher)
  • gardening gloves
  • safety boots
  • suitable work clothes
  • hearing protection
  • eye protection.

Fees and Payments

For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/fees-and-payments/


Apprentices (Statewide)

  • Pre-requisites may apply. Please contact us for more information.


  • Complete year 10 TCE subjects or equivalent
  • Average strength, good health and reasonable physical fitness
  • A liking for outdoor work

Qualification Requirements

To achieve a Certificate II in Horticulture 15 units must be completed, consisting of 2 core units and 13 elective units.

Electives may vary between regions.

NORTH, Alanvale Campus

  • AHCNSY202A Tend Nursery Plants
  • AHCNSY203A Undertake Propagation Activities
  • AHCPCM201A Recognise Plants
  • AHCPCM202A Collect, Prepare and Preserve Plant Specimens
  • AHCPGD201A Plant Trees and Shrubs
  • AHCPGD202A Prepare and Maintain Plant Displays
  • AHCPGD203A Prune Shrubs and Small Trees
  • AHCCHM201A Apply Chemicals Under Supervision
  • AHCMOM203A Operate Basic Machinery and Equipment
  • AHCPMG201A Treat Weeds
  • AHCPMG202A Treat Plant Pests, Diseases and Disorders
  • AHCSOL201A Determine Basic Properties of Soil and/or Growing Media
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid


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