CERTIFICATE III IN HORTICULTURE
AHC30722 Course Outline
Course CRICOS Code: 113692E
Duration: 52 weeks (40 weeks study plus 12 weeks break)
MODE OF STUDY
Face to face 2 days a week
This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for general vocational job roles in the amenity horticulture industry.
This qualification is not intended to be used as a substitute for AHC Training Package trade qualifications.
Individuals with this qualification perform tasks under broad supervision involving a broad range of skills that are applied in a wide variety of contexts, which will involve discretion and judgement in selecting and operating equipment, coordinating resources and applying contingency measures during work.
Work must comply with work health and safety and environmental regulations and legislation that apply to the workplace.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
Certificate III in Horticulture consists of 17 units of competency; 11 Core Units and 6 Elective Units.
Unit of Competency
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCIRG346 Operate pressurised irrigation systems
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCPCM308 Identify and select plants
AHCPGD309 Perform specialist amenity pruning
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCSOL304 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCWHS302 Contribute to workplace health and safety processes
AHCWRK320 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCARB316 Perform pruning operations
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens
AHCNSY313 Implement a propagation plan
AHCLSC316 Implement a paving project
AHCSOL305 Prepare growing media
AHCTRF309 Implement a grassed area maintenance program
There are no training package entry requirements associated with this qualification however the following entry requirements apply.
Students must be 18 years of age at the time of enrolment
IELTS score 5.5 overall (with no band less than 5.0) or equivalent Pearson Test of English (PTE)
Year 12 or equivalent of Australian HSC.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES & EDUCATION PATHWAYS
After achieving this qualification candidates may undertake an AQF level 4 qualification within the AHC Package, or other Training Packages.
Alternatively, students will be able to access appropriate employment.
When successfully completed students can apply for jobs within the business industry which may include and of the following high level, specialised qualification can lead to in-demand roles such as:
Irrigation Service Technician
Interior Plant Scraper
This qualification is recognised nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
Students that complete some but not all of the units of competency as stated in the Course Structure may be issued with a Statement of Attainment. It will identify only those units of competence that have been completed as part of the qualification and recognised nationally under the AQF.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL) AND CREDIT TRANSFERS
Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for what you already know. If you believe you have related skills or have relevant units/qualifications obtained in previous successful studies, please indicate on your application form that you wish to apply for RPL/Credit.
Australian Health and Horticulture Institute Pty Ltd recognises qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework by a Registered Training Organisation.
Tuition Fees : 9,700 $
Material Fee : 1,500 $
Tuition Fees : 12,800 $
Material Fee : 1,500 $
Enrollment Fee: 300 $
* These are the mandatory fees related to Certificate III in Horticulture studies. There may be other additional fees related to student administration - these are clearly outlined on page 5 of the Letter of Offer and Student Acceptance agreement.
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