Certificate III in Production Horticulture

Duration Up to 12 months Part Time
National CodeAHC30616
TAFE SA CodeTP01074
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This course is for those wanting to develop technical and production skills in the production horticulture industry, in sectors such as tree cropping, vegetable, berry or food production.



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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.
    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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    Employment Outcomes

    This qualification provides a vocational outcome in production horticulture. Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include Vegetable farm worker, Orchard farm worker, Mushroom farm worker and Plantation worker.

    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 III in Production Horticulture (AHC30616)
    Topics and skills covered include identifying unusual disease or plant pest signs, biosecurity, prepare and apply chemicals, irrigation systems, weed control and implementing, establishing and harvesting horticultural crops. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 1 core unit and 14 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.


    The TAFE SA qualification 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.