If you enjoy growing and caring for plants, begin your career in the great outdoors with this entry-level course in Horticulture.

If you are interested in working outdoors and are passionate about Horticulture, this certificate II–level course is a good starting point for beginning your career in the Horticulture industry – which includes turf management, fruit and vegetable growing, landscaping, retail and wholesale plant supply, and garden design.

In this course you will have the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge you need to recognise plants, treat weeds, plant pests, diseases and disorders, and learn how to assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing.

You’ll also have the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and get involved in propagation activities, planting and pruning small trees and shrubs and renovating grassed areas.

Throughout the course, you will also learn how to apply chemicals under supervision, operate basic machinery and equipment and provide first aid.

On successful completion of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge you need to undertake work within the Horticulture industry, or undertake further study at TasTAFE with AHC30716 – Certificate III in Horticulture.

This course is also available as an Australian Apprenticeship.

Note – this course is available to both apprentices and non-apprentices.

Locations, dates & times

CampusDateAttendance/DurationStudy typeApply
North
Alanvale1 Feb 2021 -
31 Jan 2023
Part-time

You can commence this course at any time as this course is self paced. You will be visited in the workplace and also expected to attend classes on campus where scheduled.

Apprentices/TraineesEnquire now
Alanvale2 Feb 2021 -
24 Nov 2021
Full-time

2 days, Tuesday & Wednesday, 9am - 3.30pm, Block G, practical days at Entally Estate

Mixed LearningApply now
South
Clarence1 Feb 2021 -
31 Jan 2023
Part-time

You can commence this course at any time as this course is self paced. You will be visited in the workplace and also expected to attend classes on campus where scheduled.

Apprentices/TraineesEnquire now
Clarence2 Feb 2021 -
26 Nov 2021
Full-time

2 days, Tuesday & Wednesday, 9am - 4pm, Clarence Campus, K Block, K2-04

Mixed LearningApply now
Clarence9 Feb 2021 -
30 Nov 2021
Full-time

2 Days Monday/Tuesday 9am-4pm Clarence Campus K Block K2-04

Mixed LearningApply now
North West
Burnie1 Feb 2021 -
23 Dec 2022
Part-time

You can commence this course at any time as this course is self-paced. You will be visited in the workplace and also expected to attend classes on campus where scheduled.

Apprentices/TraineesEnquire now
Burnie3 Feb 2021 -
26 Nov 2021
Full-time

2 days, Wednesday & Thursday, 9am - 3pm

Mixed LearningApply now

Career opportunities

  • Garden Maintenance
  • Groundsperson
  • Horticulture Assistant
  • Landscape Assistant
  • Plant Nursery Assistant

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Whether you are at the very start of your training, returning to study after a long break, or looking to upskill in a specific area, we're here to help you to be successful in your chosen field of study, apprenticeship or traineeship.

Our student support services are available for all students, and aim to provide the support you need to make your learning experience just that little bit easier.

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Career opportunities

  • Garden Maintenance
  • Groundsperson
  • Horticulture Assistant
  • Landscape Assistant
  • Plant Nursery Assistant