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Great news, this course is included in Fee-Free TAFE* for courses commencing in 2024.

To be eligible for a Fee-Free place you must be:

  • a resident of Tasmania or working in Tasmania
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident, an eligible VISA holder, and
  • of working age

*Fee-Free TAFE covers your tuition fee only. Other fees may apply. See Fee-Free TAFE Eligibility for more information.

Fee-Free TAFE and vocational education is a joint initiative of the Australian and Tasmania Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill.

Locations

  • Alanvale
  • Burnie
  • Clarence

Attendance options

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Study type

  • Apprentices/Trainees
  • Mixed Learning
  • Workplace
$

Tuition Fees

  • Subsidised $ 2,352.00
  • Concession* $ 390.00
  • Commercial $ 14,780.00
  • Fee-Free TAFE NO FEE

Additional fees may apply. For more information, see Fees, payments and other costs.

Please note: The course overview is intended as a guide only. Not all courses are available at all locations or through all study types and attendance options. Please check Locations, Dates and Times below or enquire for further information.

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 course is offered as an on-campus program at Alanvale and Clarence and is also available in the workplace for new and existing workers within the horticulture industry. If completing as an apprentice/trainee or workplace based student, your training will consist of a combination of on-the-job training, off-the-job workshops and self-paced study.

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in amenity horticulture and will allow you to develop your skills in growing plants for recreational or ornamental purposes, and/or establishing and supervising 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 campus based program provides 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.

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 transitioning

You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Locations, dates & times

CampusDateAttendance/DurationStudy type
North
Alanvale16 Jan 2024 -
23 Dec 2025
Part-time

Enrol at any time provided you have employment at a suitable industry-specific workplace. You will have workplace-based visits and scheduled campus-based training.

WorkplaceApply now
South
Clarence16 Jan 2024 -
23 Dec 2025
Part-time

Enrol at any time provided you have employment at a suitable industry-specific workplace. You will have workplace-based visits and scheduled campus-based training.

WorkplaceEnquire now
North West
Burnie16 Jan 2024 -
23 Dec 2025
Part-time

Enrol at any time provided you have employment at a suitable industry-specific workplace. You will have workplace-based visits and scheduled campus-based training.

WorkplaceApply now

Information Session

Career opportunities

  • Horticulturist
  • Gardener
  • Nursery Horticulturist

Information Session

Career opportunities

  • Horticulturist
  • Gardener
  • Nursery Horticulturist

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