Horticulture and CLM

AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture

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

AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture is available to both apprentices and non-apprentices.

This qualification is part of the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package and provides general skills and knowledge in amenity horticulture.

Students who enrol in this course must be employed in a horticultural workplace. You could complete the full Certificate III in Horticulture within two (2) years.
For more information go to our Apprenticeship and Traineeship page.

If you choose to undertake the Certificate III in Horticulture, you will have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge at a more advanced level in the Horticulture industry.
Skills at this level prepare you for work at a supervisory level within the industry.
You will also have the opportunity to put their learning into practice by participating in the work placement component of the course.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities include:

  • Horticulturist
  • Gardener
  • Nursery Horticulturist

Dates and Times

You can enrol and start at any time, We will work with you to determine a training and assessment plant that best suits your needs.


Clarence Campus

  • Next Intake:  February – November 2018
  • Duration:  3 days per week, Wednesday to Friday – 9am to 3.30pm
  • Information Session:  Wednesday, 24 January 2018 – 10.30am to 12pm
    • Venue:  Room K2.04, K Block, Clarence Campus, 4a Bounty Street, Warrane
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake:   5 February – 21 November 2018
  • Duration:  3 days per week, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday – 9am to 3.30pm
  • Information Session:  Tuesday, 23 January 2018 – 11am to 1pm
    • Venue:  G Block, Alanvale Campus, Alanvale Road, Newnham
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

You will need to provide us with some information about your interests and needs. 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:  2018
  • Duration:  2 days per week
  • Information Session:  Tuesday, 30 January 2018 – 4pm to 5pm
    • Venue:  Room E1.35, E Block, Burnie Campus, Mooreville Road, Burnie
  • Venue:  E Block, Burnie Campus, Mooreville Road, Burnie
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Other options could be Certificate II in Agriculture or Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management.

Learning Options

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 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
  • Projects
  • Written tests.

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

For any class conducted by TasTAFE you will require paper and pen. We will supply all work books and printed materials associated with your training.

Equipment requirements
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

Full Fee:  $2,334
Full Fee Concession:  $370
Subsidised Fee:  $1,954
Subsidised Concession:  $310

Because the Government provides generous levels of support to enable TasTAFE to offer much of its training on a subsidised basis, you may not have to pay the maximum fee. Your eligibility for a fee subsidy or a concession will be determined at the time of enrolment, and your overall tuition fee will depend on your individual circumstances.

Please note the majority of people who have not completed a Certificate III or above in the last five years are subsidised students

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

Qualification Requirements

To achieve a Certificate III in Horticulture, 16 units must be successfully completed consisting of 2 core units, plus 14 elective units.


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