Diploma of Horticulture

National Code: AHC50416
TAFE SA Code: TP01041


Develop advanced skills and knowledge in managing plant health, soils, plant cultural practices and horticultural trials, collecting data, preparing reports, developing strategies for the management of pests, and collecting and classifying plants.

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Up to 12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Horticultural Assistant Horticultural Assistant

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Information Session:

Wednesday 9 December 2020
10:00am or 6:00pm at Barossa Valley Campus - register your interest on 8562 0500

Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access VET Student Loans are required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills, or provide evidence of successful completion of SACE Stage 2 or equivalent Australian Year 12 certificate, or completion of Certificate IV or above
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
Full Fee
$4,128 - $6,235
$8,256 - $12,470

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include Senior Horticulturist, Parks and Garden Manager, Horticulture Enterprise Manager.

    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 (AHC50416)
    This course allows an individual study plan to suit the needs of each student to gain a range of skills and knowledge across the breadth of the industry. To complete the qualification you are required to complete 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.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Analyse and present research information 40
    Assess landscape sites 110
    Audit irrigation systems 100
    Collect and classify plants 120
    Conduct comprehensive inspection of park facilities 150
    Define the pest problem 100
    Develop a regional pest management plan 120
    Develop an arboricultural impact assessment report 90
    Diagnose plant health problems 120
    Document and audit tree work 90
    Identify, select and specify trees 120
    Manage parks and reserves 200
    Manage trial and research material 140
    Monitor and manage soils for production projects 120
    Prepare a landscape design 240
    Prepare reports 60
    Provide specialist advice to clients 100
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