Horticulture and CLM

AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture

AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture is part of the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package. It reflects the role of those who manage amenity horticultural enterprises where a range of skills and knowledge across the breadth of the industry is required or personnel working in horticulture at a level requiring higher technical skills.

The Diploma of Horticulture reflects the role of those who manage amenity horticultural enterprises where a range of skills and knowledge across the breadth of the industry is required or personnel working in horticulture at a level requiring higher technical skills.

This qualification would suit:

  • People currently working in Horticulture at a supervisory level and wanting to gain a qualification
  • People who have completed some units of the Diploma of Horticulture and now wanting the entire qualification
  • People wishing to progress their career in the Horticulture sector
  • People who need to gain skills to satisfy various industry licensing requirements.

If you wish to gain skills by completing selected units please contact the Team, by calling 1300 655 307, for more information.

Career Opportunities

Students can go on to study Advanced Diploma in Horticulture.

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Senior Horticulturist
  • Parks and Garden Manager
  • Horticulture Enterprise Manager

Dates and Times

Each student participates in a discussion with a teacher to identify their current skills, knowledge and interests. People wanting to undertake training or work in this area need to:

  • be reasonably fit and healthy
  • be able to recognise chemical labels, safety symbols and complete basic documentation about the application of chemicals or have the ability to develop these skills during the course

NORTH
Alanvale Campus

  • This qualification is offered via Flexible Delivery
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

NORTH WEST
Burnie Campus

  • Next Intake:  2018
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Learning Options

The course is delivered with flexible arrangements negotiated with the students and their employer where appropriate. This involves a blend of face to face tutorials and assessments with independent, self-directed learning and assessment tasks.

Depending on learning and assessment needs, it is expected the full Diploma in Horticulture could be completed within two to four years. With recognition of prior learning the time to complete could be less.

Assessment Process

A range of assessment methods are used for each unit or cluster of units when assessing competence.

Assessment methods used for this program include:

  • Observation / demonstration
  • Questioning
  • Diary records
  • Assignments
  • Training records
  • Third party testimonial

Recognition

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

Fees and Payments

This course is eligible for a VET Student Loan
For further details on Fees and Payments please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/fees-and-payments/

Pre-requisites

Students must satisfy a foundation skill assessment.

Qualification Requirements

To achieve a Diploma of Horticulture, 10 elective units must be completed.

Elective Units may include:

  • AHCPCM501  Diagnose plant health problems
  •  AHCPCM402  Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program
  •  AHCWRK503  Prepare reports
  •  AHCIRG503  Design irrigation, drainage and water treatment systems
  •  CUAACD302  Produce computer-aided drawings
  •  AHCWRK509  Provide specialist advice to clients
  • AHCPCM502  Collect and classify plants

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