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CERTIFICATE IV IN HORTICULTURE

AHC40422 Course Outline

Course CRICOS Code:  113693D

Duration: 52 weeks (40 weeks study plus 12 weeks break)

MODE OF STUDY

Face to face 2 days a week

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for supervisory job roles in the horticulture industry.

Individuals with this qualification perform tasks involving technical skills and supervisory skills to operate, monitor and improve performance of horticultural systems and projects, and may supervise staff.

This qualification applies to individuals with existing horticulture industry experience and technical skills and knowledge gained through training or employment specifically in the horticulture industry.

Work must comply with 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.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The Cert IV in Horticulture consists of 12 units of competency; 4 Core Unit and 8 Elective Units.

Unit of Competency

Core Units

AHCPCM406    Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program
AHCPGD404    Plan a plant establishment program
AHCWHS402    Maintain workplace health and safety processes
AHCWRK410    Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective Units

AHCBUS407    Cost a project
AHCBUS408    Operate within a budget framework
AHCLSC404    Supervise landscape project works
AHCNSY404    Plan a propagation program
AHCORG411    Manage organic soil improvement
AHCPCM404    Recommend plants and cultural practices
AHCPMG409    Implement a pest management plan
AHCSOL406    Sample soils and interpret results

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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:

  • Landscape manager/designer

  • Nursery manager

  • Botanic gardener

  • Senior horticulturalist

EXIT POINT/AWARD

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. 

COURSE FEES

2023 Fees:

  • Onshore

Tuition Fees  :  9,700 $

Material Fee :  1,500 $

  • Offshore

Tuition Fees  :  12,800 $

Material Fee :   1,500 $

Non-Tuition Fees*

Enrollment Fee: 300 $

* These are the mandatory fees related to Certificate IV 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. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For further information regarding studying with AHHI, please refer to our Student Handbook which outlines all additional terms, conditions, and information related to student life in Australia. 

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