Certificate IV in Horticulture

Duration Up to 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National CodeAHC40416
TAFE SA CodeTP01071
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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills as part of course counselling before enrolling.
    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
    If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.
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    How to Apply

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    Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge across a broad coverage of the industry prior to undertaking higher level roles in the industry. Possible job titles include: Skilled horticulturalist and Horticultural tradesperson.

    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

    Certificate IV in Horticulture (AHC40416)
    This qualification is designed to develop skills as a supervisor or leading hand within the horticulture industry. Undertaking this course may develop skills and knowledge in training small groups, recommending plants, supervising staff, landscape projects, irrigation works and machinery maintenance; costing and budgets; implementing and monitoring OHS and environmental practices; designing gardens; planning revegetation; turf and propagation and chemical use. 1 core unit plus 11 electives.

    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.


    This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.