TAFE SA news

Garden revival course in Kersbrook Forest

Apr 07, 2015


TAFE SA’s Conservation and Horticulture program together with Natural Resources Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges is contributing to Sampson Flat Bushfire recovery effort by offering a unique course with a focus on garden revival.

The Certificate II in Horticulture  (Garden Revival) which is due to commence on April 27th 2015, is a 9 week course with two days of training per week (Mondays and Tuesdays). Attendance will also be required for 4 consecutive Wednesdays.  The course is located within the Kersbrook Forest and, participants will learn skills in:

  • Designing gardens to make them safer
  • Plant selection, propagation and care
  • Soils, erosion and weed control
  • Safe use of hand tools, chainsaws and brush cutters

The course is targeted at residents, landowners and volunteers wishing to assist in the bushfire recovery effort.

Peter Clark, Principal Lecturer of TAFE SA said, “After the devastation of the Sampson Flat Bushfire this program will contribute to building capacity in the local community to redesign and establish their gardens”.

This nationally accredited course is currently funded under the State Government’s Skills for All initiative, and will be offered fee free to eligible participants. Limited spaces are available.

To apply please go to the TAFE SA website and search for the SATAC Code 593311.

An information session will be held on

21st April 2015 3.30pm - 5.00pm

at TAFE SA Gawler Campus in Room 1.06.

For more information on TAFE SA Horticulture courses or to register for the information session , please contact Nicola at Urrbrae Campus on 8372 6803.