Pursue a career in growing and harvesting the primary produce essential to our everyday lives.

If you are interested in growing profitable food crops, this course is a good starting point for beginning a career in food production or starting your own food production business.

In this course, you’ll have the opportunity to select a tree cropping, vegetable or berry production, grape growing or mushroom production context as your job focus – or a combination of these in the case of mixed enterprises.

Your experienced teachers will teach you how to treat weeds, plant pests, diseases and disorders, apply chemicals under supervision and follow site quarantine procedures as well as assist with soil sampling and testing. You’ll also learn how to operate basic machinery and equipment, plant horticultural crops, support horticultural crop harvesting and carry out post-harvest operations, as well as participate in environmentally sustainable work practices.

On successful completion of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge you need to undertake a range of entry-level roles within the Production Horticulture industry.

This course is available as an Australian Apprenticeship.

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Career opportunities

  • Assistant Farmhand
  • Assistant Horticultural Crop Farmhand
  • Farm Hand (Production Horticulture)
  • Farm Hand (Viticulture)
  • Orchard Hand
  • Production Nursery Assistant

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Career opportunities

  • Assistant Farmhand
  • Assistant Horticultural Crop Farmhand
  • Farm Hand (Production Horticulture)
  • Farm Hand (Viticulture)
  • Orchard Hand
  • Production Nursery Assistant