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AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture

You will learn to recognise plants, undertake planting tasks, use correct pruning techniques and collect plant specimens. You will also acquire retail skills relevant to a garden centre environment and undertake a mandatory work placement. Successful completion of the course will equip you for employment in positions such as nursery assistant, nursery worker, assistant to groundskeeper and assistant to a horticulturalist.

 

Pre-Requisites 

None

 

Entry Requirements

  • 16 years + (parental consent required if under 18).
  • Mature age students
  • RPL if able to demonstrate relevant skills and knowledge.
  • Access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection
  • A good command of written English
  • Ability to allocate appropriate study hours per week

 

What will I learn?

  • Contribute to WHS processes
  • Implement & monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Recognise plants
  • Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media
  • Conduct site inspections
  • Coordinate work site activities
  • Implement a landscape maintenance program
  • Implement a plant nutrition program
  • Provide information on plants & their culture
  • Control weeds
  • Control plant pests, diseases & disorders
  • Implement a plant establishment program
  • Conduct tree inspections
  • Implement a grassed area maintenance program
  • Maintain natural areas
  • Develop & extend design skills & practice

 

Delivery 

  • Face-to-Face
  • Online
  • Workplace
  • Blended
  • Traineeship

Students have 18 months to complete their qualification and they are able to complete their course work at their own pace using their selected delivery option.

 

In the Certificate II in Horticulture you will be required to complete 5 core units and 10 elective units,:

Core Units  

AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes

AHCPCM201 Recognise plants

AHCPMG201 Treat weeds

AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing

 

Elective Units

AHCARB201 Apply a range of treatments to trees

AHCARB303 Perform pruning operations

AHCARB312 Use standard climbing techniques to access trees

AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws

AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision

AHCINF203 Maintain properties and structures

AHCIRG215 Assist with low volume irrigation operations

AHCIRG217 Assist with pressurised irrigation operations

AHCLSC201 Assist with landscape construction work

AHCLSC203 Install aggregate paths

AHCLSC204 Lay paving

AHCMOM202 Operate tractors

AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment

AHCMOM204 Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

AHCMOM205 Operate vehicles

AHCMOM211 Operate side by side utility vehicles

AHCMOM212 Operate quad bikes

AHCNSY201 Pot up plants

AHCNSY202 Care for nursery plants

AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities

AHCNSY204 Maintain indoor plants

AHCPCM203 Fell small trees * AHCMOM213 is a prerequisite

AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs

AHCPGD203 Prune shrubs and small trees

AHCPGD205 Prepare a grave site

AHCPGD206 Conduct visual inspection of park facilities

AHCTRF201 Assist with turf construction

AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry

AHCWRK205 Participate in workplace communications

AHCWRK206 Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures

AHCWRK208 Provide information on products and services

AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

FWPCOT2239 Trim and cut felled trees

FWPCOT2236 Fall trees manually (basic)

FWPCOT3212 Fall trees manually (intermediate)

FWPHAR2206 Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher

SIRXADM001A Apply retail office procedures

SIRXSLS002 Follow point-of-sale handling procedures

SIRXCEG001 Engage the customer

SIRXIND002 Organise and maintain the store environment

SIRRINV002 Control stock

SIRXPDK001 Advise on products and services

SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer

TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

 

Pathways

Students who successfully complete the course will receive the nationally recognised Certificate for AHC20410 Certificate II in Horticulture. This Qualification is from the latest version of the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package and is the most up-to-date qualification in Agriculture & Horticulture.

Graduates are eligible for enrolment in the AHC30710 Certificate III in Horticulture qualification and will be eligible for direct credit for units completed in this course.  

 

Pricing 

Pricing for this Qualification does vary as their may be credit transfers or RPL available. Contact  the Office on (07) 4123 0415.

 

 

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