Diploma of Horticulture

Duration (incl. holidays) 104 weeks
Teaching Duration80 weeks
(2 Semesters is 1 academic year)
CRICOS Code076240M
National CodeAHC50410
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
Example Career ProfilesHorticultural Tradesperson (Gardener)Horticultural Tradesperson (Gardener),  Landscape GardenerLandscape Gardener
FacultiesPrimary Industries and Science
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    Course Admission Requirements (for International Applications)

    Course Notes

    • Please note that this 2 year Diploma of Horticulture includes 1-2 semesters of the Certificate III in Horticulture. The length of the Certificate III component will be determined based on student's experience and skills in the area.

    How to Apply

    International Course - application process

    If you are applying from onshore, generally, you will need to apply for an international course to TAFE South Australia at least two months before you want to start your studies in Australia. If you are applying from offshore it is highly recommended that you apply at least four months in advance.

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    Note: You must be an International resident to apply for this course. For Australian residents please visit TAFE SA Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    Qualifications in horticulture cover the necessary knowledge and skills required for employment in this diverse industry. Sectors include general amenity horticulture, landscaping, wholesale and retail nursery, parks, gardens and turf. Employment opportunities include garden maintenance and landscaping businesses, local government, group training companies, wholesale nurseries, garden centres, sports turf organisations, and school grounds.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Diploma of Horticulture (AHC50410)
    Undertaking this course will develop skills and knowledge in managing plant health, managing horticultural trials, collecting and managing data, preparing reports, monitoring and managing soils, managing plant cultural practices for amenity horticulture, developing strategies for the management of target pests and collecting and classifying plants. 10 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


    These course fees are for international students only.

    Tuition FeesIncidental Fees
    Semester 1AUD $5875-
    Semester 2AUD $5875-
    Semester 3AUD $5875-
    Semester 4AUD $5875-
    Fee TotalsAUD $23500-
    Total Course CostAUD $23500

    Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    Overseas Student Health Cover

    All overseas students are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Student Health Cover.

    Additional Services

    TAFE SA International offers an optional Arrival & Pick up and/or Accommodation Service. For further details please contact us.

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