Horticulture and CLM

AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture

AHC20416 – Certificate II in Horticulture is available to both apprentices and non-apprentices. If you enjoy working outdoors or are passionate about horticulture, then his may be the course for you.

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

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

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

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

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

Study Pathways

This course may be a pathway to further study. Related courses include:

Locations, 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.

  • Within fifteen (15 months) on the job


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 express your interest

Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake: 5 February 2019 – 20 November 2019
  • Duration:  2 days per week, Tuesday & Wednesday, 9am – 3.30pm
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Burnie Campus

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

Learning Options

This course may be delivered via the following study modes:

  • On campus
  • Workplace
  • On campus/work placement

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Examples of assessments for this course may include:

  • Short written assessment – question and answer style tests.
  • 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.
  • Testimonials from supervisor.
  • Photographic and other media evidence.

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.  For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/recognition/

Fees and Payments

For fee and payment information relating to TasTAFE qualifications, please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/fees-and-payments/

What will I need to bring?

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

Essential Requirements

Apprentices (Statewide)

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

Desirable Skills and Attributes


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


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.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available here https://www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/current/student-support/


AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture.

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 – a guide is provided below. Please contact us for further information.

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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