AHC30710 - Certificate III in Horticulture

CQ University Australia
In Biloela (Australia)

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Important information

Typology Postgraduate
Location Biloela (Australia)
Start Different dates available
  • Postgraduate
  • Biloela (Australia)
  • Start:
    Different dates available

Overview At a glance This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in amenity horticulture. It is not a suitable pathway for horticultural trades. Application Mode Distance Courses/Units Sixteen (16) units must be successfully completed - two (2) core unit and fourteen (14) elective units. Availability Distance Education DurationCompleted over two (2) years Intake Dates Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis. Hours of Study Approximately 1065 hours of study time will be involved however, the training duration will depend on the electives and study mode selected. Students will be required to undertake self- directed study and assignments outside campus attendance time. Career Opportunities Possible employment options include: Horticulture worker, Horticulture assistant, Horticulturist, Gardener. Entry Requirements It is h ighly recommended that students have attained a Sound Achievement (SA) result in year 10 numeracy and literacy subjects or equivalent prior to enrolling in this program.  Ideally students should have some exposure to the industry either through work experience or employment in a field related to the horticulture industry.  NOTE:  Trainees will need to be part of a training contract (refer to notes section of Course Offering - Traineeship)   Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) ...

Where and when
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Queensland, Australia
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Starts Different dates available
Queensland, Australia
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What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

Structure and assessment Program Structure

Course Information

Work Integrated Learning

Units Standard Course StructureCore
  • Contribute to OHS processes (AHCOHS301A)
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices (AHCWRK313A)
  • Prepare and apply chemicals (AHCCHM303A)
  • Troubleshoot irrigation systems (AHCIRG306A)
  • Set out site for construction works (AHCLSC301A)
  • Implement a paving project (AHCLSC306A)
  • Operate machinery and equipment (AHCMOM304A)
  • Maintain nursery plants (AHCNSY301A)
  • Implement a plant nutrition program (AHCPCM301A)
  • Provide information on plants and their culture (AHCPCM302A)
  • Plan and maintain plant displays (AHCPGD302A)
  • Perform specialist amenity pruning (AHCPGD303A)
  • Control weeds (AHCPMG301A)
  • Control plant pests, diseases and disorders (AHCPMG302A)
  • Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media (AHCSOL201A)
  • Prepare growing media (AHCSOL301A)
  • Establish turf (AHCTRF302A)
Study Sequence

To view more information about these units, as well as the suggested study plan, please visit the handbook.

Offerings Distance / Blended

This course is available by distance with blended delivery; students will have the opportunity to attend workshops currently in Rockhampton. Workshops may be scheduled in other locations.

Work Placement: This program does not include a Vocational Placement component but it is highly recommended that students seek out and participate in work placement or be employed in the related industry.

Delivery Method: This course is delivered using a blended model where students will progress through learning material and assessment booklets. Students in the Rockhampton region will have the opportunity to attend workshops. Workshops may be scheduled in other locations.


Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Duration and dates

Completed over two (2) years

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