If you enjoy working outdoors and want to develop your existing skills and knowledge at a more advanced level in the Horticulture industry, then this is the qualification for you!

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in amenity horticulture and will allow you to develop you skills in growing plants for recreational or ornamental purposes, and/or establishing and managing amenity horticulture sites such as botanic or public gardens, historic gardens and landscapes, sports facilities, urban or other public spaces.

In this course you will have the opportunity for lots of hands-on learning and the chance to put your skills and knowledge into practice through a work placement in the horticultural industry. You’ll develop your skills in providing information on plants and their culture, implementing propagation, plant nutrition and plant establishment programs as well as how to prepare growing media.

You’ll learn how to effectively control weeds, plant pests, diseases and disorders, as well as how to prepare and apply chemicals, and transport, handle and store them appropriately.

You’ll also learn how to implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas, assist with landscape construction work and learn how to operate pressurised irrigation systems, as well as perform specialist amenity pruning and how to implement a grassed area maintenance program.

On successful completion of this course, the horticultural skills you gain at this level will prepare you for work at a supervisory level within this vibrant industry.

This course is also offered as an Australian Apprenticeship.

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

Locations, dates & times

CampusDateAttendance/DurationStudy typeApply
North West
Burnie3 Feb 2020 -
17 Dec 2022
Part-timeEnquire now

Career opportunities

  • Horticulturist
  • Gardener
  • Nursery Horticulturist

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Career opportunities

  • Horticulturist
  • Gardener
  • Nursery Horticulturist