Horticulture and CLM

AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture

Do you enjoy working outdoors or are you passionate about a career in Horticulture?

AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture is available to both apprentices and non-apprentices.

This course is for people who are currently employed in a horticultural workplace, and have a training contract. You could complete the full AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture within fifteen (15) months on the job. Depending on you and your employer’s needs, learning may be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both.
For more information go to our Apprenticeship and Traineeship page.

Non – Apprentices

The AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture gives you the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge for a career in the Horticulture industry, which includes:

  • Turf Manager
  • Fruit growing
  • Landscaping
  • Retail & Wholesale Plant Supply

Career Opportunities

  • Qualified Horticulture Worker
  • Plant Nursery Assistant
  • Landscape Assistant
  • Groundsperson
  • Garden Maintenance
  • Conservation & Land Management

Pathway to Horticulture Certificate III or higher

Dates and Times

Apprentices (Statewide)
You can enrol and start at any time. We will work with you to determine a training and assessment plan that best suits your needs.
Delivery can be at your workplace, and if required, at the Burnie, Alanvale or Clarence campuses.


Clarence Campus 

As part of this qualification Conservation & Land Management (CLM) units are being offered.

  • Next Intake: 2019
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake: 5 February 2019 – 20 November 2019
  • Duration:  2 days per week, Tuesday & Wednesday, 9am – 3.30pm
  • Information Session:  Tuesday, 27 November 2018 – 10am – 11.00am
    • Venue: Room G1.17, G Block, Alanvale Campus, Alanvale Road, Newnham
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Your suitability and support needs will be evaluated during a conversation with one of our teachers and/or by answering some written questions.  This will help us to determine what, if any, additional support may be needed or to provide you with further career path advice.

Burnie Campus

  • Next Intake:  2019
  • Information Session:  Thursday, 29 November 2018 – 4pm (Duration 1 hour)
    • Venue: E Block, Burnie Campus, Mooreville Road, Burnie
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest


Apprentices (Statewide)

  • Within fifteen (15 months) on the job

Learning Options

Learning options available for people looking for a change in career, and those who would like to gain skills by completing some units will include:

  • Learning will be in a horticultural workplace or at TasTAFE facilities where appropriate.
  • Demonstrations – to show you how to do things.
  • Learning Guides – Books that contain information to help with your learning.
  • DVDs and Videos – Resources that give you extra support and information.
  • Classroom learning for theory.
  • One-on-one mentoring.

Assessment Process

Throughout all assessments, Workplace Health & Safety procedures must be followed. You will have the option to be assessed by:

  • Short written assessment – question and answer style test.
  • Projects – group or individual, may be practical or research based.
  • Assignments – research topic and provide a written response.
  • Practical – you will be observed doing tasks.
  • All students may be assessed in the workplace.
  • If required, other assessment methods may be used for students (eg verbal tests instead of short written tests)
  • Testimonials from supervisor.
  • Photographic and other media evidence


For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/recognition/

Resources and Equipment

We will supply all work books and printed materials associated with your training.  Students will need to supply the following:

  • broad brimmed sun hat
  • secateurs (discuss with teacher)
  • gardening gloves
  • safety boots
  • suitable work clothes
  • hearing protection
  • eye protection.

Fees and Payments

For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/fees-and-payments/


Apprentices (Statewide)

  • Pre-requisites may apply. Please contact us for more information.


  • Complete year 10 TCE subjects or equivalent
  • Average strength, good health and reasonable physical fitness
  • A liking for outdoor work

Qualification Requirements

To achieve a AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture 15 units must be successfully completed, consisting of 5 core units and 10 elective units.

Electives may vary between regions.

Clarence Campus – Electives

  • AHCIRG217  Assist with pressurised irrigation operations
  • AHCNSY203  Undertake propagation activities
  • AHCWRK204  Work effectively in the industry
  • AHCPGD201  Plant trees and shrubs
  • AHCWRK209  Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • AHCPGD203  Prune shrubs and small trees
  • AHCCHM201  Apply chemicals under supervision
  • AHCMOM203  Operate basic machinery and equipment
  • AHCTRF203 Renovate grassed areas
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

Alanvale Campus – Electives

  • AHCNSY202 Care for nursery plants
  • AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities
  • AHCPCM202 Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens
  • AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs
  • AHCPGD202 Prepare and maintain plant displays
  • AHCPGD203 Prune shrubs and small trees
  • AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
  • AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment
  • AHCTRF203 Renovate grassed areas
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid


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