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    • Course code
    • Location
    • Length
      Part Time

      1 year

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

    Certificate II in Horticulture

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

    When you complete the Certificate II in Horticulture, 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.

      The course can be completed part time over one year.

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

      Chisholm TAFE 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

        Horticulture Apprenticeship

        Horticultural Assistant

    • Sample units of study

      AHCINF203A - Maintain properties and structures

      AHCPCM201A - Recognise plants

      AHCWRK209A - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

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

      AHCLSC204A - Lay paving

      AHCOHS201A - Participate in OHS processes

      AHCLSC201A - Assist with landscape construction work

      AHCMOM203A - Operate basic machinery and equipment

      AHCNSY203A - Undertake propagation activities

      AHCPGD202A - Prepare and maintain plant displays

      AHCPMG202A - Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

      AHCNSY202A - Tend nursery plants

      AHCPGD201A - Plant trees and shrubs

      AHCPGD203A - Prune shrubs and small trees

      AHCIRG302A - Install irrigation systems

    • 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 Institute of TAFE 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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