INTERNATIONAL

Certificate III in Horticulture

CRICOS Code: 105563C
National Code: AHC30716


Description

Build on your horticultural knowledge and skills and learn to apply plant nutrition, control weeds, pests and diseases, use chemicals safely, install and operate irrigation systems, propagate and maintain nursery plants, operate and maintain machinery and equipment, and undertake specialist pruning.

Duration (incl. holidays)
Semester(s)
Teaching Duration
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52 weeks
2
40 weeks
Campus / Location
Study Mode
Contact Hours
Study Load
Commences
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements
(for International Applications)

  • Academic IELTS score of 5.5 Overall with minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 10 or overseas equivalent.

Fees

These course fees are for international students only.

Duration
Tuition Fees
Incidental Fees*
Semester 1
AUD $4775
AUD $300*
Semester 2
AUD $4775
-
Fee Totals
AUD $9550
AUD $300*
Total Course Cost
AUD $9850

* Students will need to purchase steel cap boots, Riggers work gloves, Nitrile solvent resistant gloves, broad brimmed hat, secateurs, safety glasses, hearing muffs (Class 5), safety P1 dust mask with valve, safety P2 dust/mist/fume mask with valve, and spray suit coverall (type 4,5,6).

Note: TAFE SA course fees are subject to regular increases and are reviewed annually. As such, the course fees for 2022 have increased and are published on this site. TAFE SA accepts applications for courses commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

Overseas Students Health Cover

All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students 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 Students Health Cover.

  • Employment Outcomes

    Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include Horticulturist and Gardener.

    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 Horticulture (AHC30716)
    This certificate develops skills and knowledge in carrying out WHS procedures, providing information on plants, controlling weeds, pests and diseases, chemical use, installing and operating irrigation systems, plant nutrition, plant establishment, landscape construction and maintenance, sports turf construction and maintenance, specialist pruning, propagation and maintenance of nursery plants, machinery and equipment operation and maintenance. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 5 core units and 11 elective units.

    81%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2020 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective 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 elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Contribute to work health and safety processes 50
    Control plant pests, diseases and disorders 80
    Control weeds 70
    Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas 60
    Provide information on plants and their culture 70

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply environmentally sustainable work practices 50
    Collect native seed 40
    Conduct operational inspection of park facilities 70
    Conduct site inspections 80
    Construct landscape features using concrete 80
    Coordinate work site activities 70
    Establish turf 60
    Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs 50
    Identify plant specimens 80
    Implement a grassed area maintenance program 60
    Implement a landscape maintenance program 100
    Implement a maintenance program for hydroponic systems 60
    Implement a plant establishment program 80
    Implement a plant nutrition program 60
    Implement a propagation plan 90
    Implement revegetation works 80
    Install hydroponic systems 60
    Install pressurised irrigation systems 70
    Maintain nursery plants 40
    Maintain pressurised irrigation systems 50
    Manage organic soil improvement 100
    Monitor turf health 60
    Operate machinery and equipment 40
    Operate pressurised irrigation systems 50
    Perform specialist amenity pruning 65
    Plan and maintain plant displays 50
    Plant horticultural crops 25
    Prepare and apply chemicals 70
    Prepare growing media 40
    Renovate sports turf 60
    Sample soils and interpret results 60
    Set out site for construction works 50
    Transport and store chemicals 50
    Troubleshoot irrigation systems 50
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