Horticulture and CLM

AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture

Do you enjoy working outdoors? This qualification is part of the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package and provides general skills and knowledge in amenity horticulture.

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

Students who enrol in this course must be employed in a horticultural workplace. You could complete the full AHC30716 – Certificate III in Horticulture within two (2) years.
For more information go to our Apprenticeship and Traineeship page.

If you choose to undertake the AHC30716 – Certificate III in Horticulture, you will have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge at a more advanced level in the horticultural industry. You will also have the opportunity to put learning into practice by participating in the work placement component of the course. Skills at this level prepare you for work at a supervisory level within this vibrant industry.

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

  • Horticulturist
  • Gardener
  • Nursery Horticulturist

Location, 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:  3 February 2020

Information Sessions:

Clarence Monday, 25 November 2019, 10am to 11am
Room K3.02, K Block, 4A Bounty Street, Warrane
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Clarence Monday, 25 November 2019, 5pm to 6pm
Room K3.02, K Block, 4A Bounty Street, Warrane
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Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake:  3 February 2020
  • Duration:  3 days per week, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 9am – 3.30pm

Information Session:

Alanvale Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 10am to 12pm
Room G1.17, G Block, 54A Alanvale Road, Newnham
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Burnie Campus

  • Next Intake:  2020
  • Duration:  2 days per week

Information Session:

Burnie Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 2pm to 3pm
Room E1.20, E Block, 41 Mooreville Road, Burnie
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Learning Options

This course may be delivered via the following study modes:

  • On campus/work placement
  • Workplace

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 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
  • 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 our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

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

There are no essential requirements for this course, however apprentices must be employed in a horticultural workplace.


Our Information Sessions help determine if this is the right course for you. All prospective students should have a conversation with one of our teachers and/or by answer some written questions.

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 at our Student Support Services page.


AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture.

Qualification Requirements

To achieve a AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture, 16 units must be successfully completed consisting of 5 core units, plus 11 elective units.


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