Certificate III in Horticulture
Course overviewBack to Primary Industries, Horticulture & Environment
- North West
- Mixed Learning
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 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 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. *Not all units available at all campuses, see campus locations for specific unit delivery.
Locations, dates & times
|Alanvale||1 Feb 2022 -|
31 Jan 2024
You can commence this course at any time on-the-job provided you have a suitable industry-relevant workplace. You will be visited in the workplace and are also expected to attend classes on campus where scheduled.
|Clarence||1 Feb 2022 -|
31 Jan 2024
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.
|Burnie||10 Jan 2022 -|
22 Dec 2023
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.