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    • Course code
    • Location
      Cranbourne , Mornington Peninsula
    • Length
      Part Time

      2 years plus

    • Commencing
      February, July, September
    • How to Apply
      Direct to Chisholm by selecting the “Apply Now” button on the course page at chisholm.edu.au

    Certificate II In Horticulture (AHC20410)

    Learn more about horticulture and set yourself up for a career in the great outdoors.

    When you complete the Certificate II in Horticulture (AHC20410), you’ll have the knowledge and skills required to carry out a variety of horticultural tasks, working under some supervision.

    You’ll gain hands-on experience in areas such as plant recognition; plant pest and weed treatments; basic soil properties; propagation; irrigation; planting; pruning; and assistance with landscape construction.

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      Experienced teachers, who are experts in the field, will guide you through the program, which involves project based learning, classroom activities and work placement.

      While this nationally recognised qualification may lead to an entry level job in horticulture, many students go on to study higher level courses before gaining employment.

      Once complete, you can develop your skills further with Chisholm’s Certificate III in Horticulture.

      Chisholm Institute is the largest provider of tertiary and vocational education in Melbourne's south east. With state-of-the-art facilities, professional training and support, you'll enjoy studying at Chisholm. So why wait? Enquire now.

    • Possible job outcomes

        Horticultural Assistant

    • Sample units of study

      AHCPCM201A - Recognise plants

      AHCSOL201A - Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media

      AHCLSC204A - Lay paving

      AHCLSC201A - Assist with landscape construction work

      AHCIRG302A - Install irrigation systems

      AHCPGD201A - Plant trees and shrubs

      AHCMOM203A - Operate basic machinery and equipment

      AHCPGD203A - Prune shrubs and small trees

      AHCNSY203A - Undertake propagation activities

      AHCNSY202A - Tend nursery plants

    • Costs

      Indicative annual tuition fee* (GST Exempt):

      Government subsidised concession: $368.28
      Government subsidised: $1841.40
      Full fee: $4217.40

      Materials fee: $330.00  per year  (GST Inclusive)

      Student services and amenities fee**: $175.00  per year for government subsidised and full fee or $75.00 for government subsidised concession  (GST Inclusive)

      Ancillary fee: $25.00

      *Indicative fees as published are based on typical annual student contact hours per course, and are subject to change, given individual circumstances at enrolment.
      ** Concession rate $75, but only if concession rates are applicable for this course.
      Check here to see if you are eligible for government-subsidised training. Training to eligible students is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding.

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    Applying and Enrolling

    To enrol at Chisholm, you need to apply, and then be accepted. Procedures to apply for courses vary. A TAFE application may go through VTAC, for example. In other cases the application may be direct to Chisholm or through your employer or school. View the specific course page to find out how to apply.

    With a successful Chisholm application, in some cases,  you may need to attend an information session or submit a portfolio prior to completing your enrolment.

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