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AHC30710 Certificate III in Horticulture

This course provides students with the skills and abilities appropriate to meet the needs of the various sectors within the horticultural industry. Study can be undertaken in a number of streams such as nursery, parks and gardens or landscape construction.




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? 

  • Observe and record the characteristics of plants
  • Undertake basic soil analysis tests
  • Prepare and plan work site activities
  • Recognise common causes of nutrient deficiency
  • Select pest and disease controls
  • Interpret planting plans



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

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 III in Horticulture, you will be required to complete 2 core units and 14 elective units,:

Core Units   

AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes

AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture


Elective Units

AHCPMG301 Control Weeds

AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas

AHCARB301 Implement a tree maintenance program

AHCPCM304 Report on health and condition of trees

AHCARB303 Perform pruning operations

AHCARB305 Dismantle trees

AHCARB306 Undertake aerial rescue

AHCARB307 Use advanced climbing techniques * prerequisites apply

AHCBER301 Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response

AHCBIO302 Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs

AHCBER303 Carry out emergency disease or plant pest control procedures at infected premises

AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals

AHCCHM304 Transport, handle and store chemicals

AHCIRG306 Troubleshoot irrigation systems

AHCIRG331 Install pressurised irrigation systems

AHCIRG332 Operate pressurised irrigation systems

AHCIRG333 Maintain pressurised irrigation systems

AHCLSC301 Set out site for construction works

AHCLSC302 Construct landscape features using concrete

AHCLSC303 Construct brick and or block structures and features

AHCLSC304 Erect timber structures and features

AHCLSC305 Construct stone structures and features

AHCLSC306 Implement a paving project

AHCLSC307 Implement a retaining wall project

AHCLSC308 Install metal structures and features

AHCLSC309 Install water features

AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment

AHCNSY301 Maintain nursery plants

AHCNSY302 Receive and dispatch nursery products

AHCNSY303 Install and maintain plant displays

AHCNSY304 Deliver and promote sales of plants

AHCNSY305 Prepare specialised plants

AHCNSY306 Implement a propagation plan

AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program

AHCPGD302 Plan and maintain plant displays

AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program

AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities

AHCSOL301 Prepare growing media

AHCTRF301 Construct turf playing surfaces

AHCTRF302 Establish turf

AHCTRF303 Implement a grassed area maintenance program

AHCTRF304 Monitor turf health

AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities

AHCWRK311 Conduct site inspection

AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

FWPCOT3238 Operate a pole saw

FWPFGM3213 Fall trees manually (advanced)

RIIWHS302D Implement traffic management plan



Students who successfully complete the course will receive the nationally recognised Certificate for AHC30710 Certificate III 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.



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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