AHC30716

Certificate III in Horticulture

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  • Awarded by

    Open Colleges (RTO: 90796)

  • Qualification

    Certificate III

  • Study Mode

    Online

  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Maximum 24 months

  • Start Date

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  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Horticultural Operator | Gardener | Horticulturalist | Community Facilities Landscape Assistant | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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  • In a Nutshell

    The AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture offered by Open Colleges equips students with the fundamental skills needed for working in the horticulture and landscaping industries.

    Throughout the course, you'll learn how to: recognise plants, prepare plant specimens and plant trees and shrubs; install and maintain plant displays and nursery plants; implement soil improvements for plant and turf areas, and plant nutrition programs; conduct site inspections and operational inspections of park facilities; control weeds, plant pests, diseases and disorders; and implement a grassed area maintenance program.

    This course is delivered online with a work-based project component. This means you'll be developing your knowledge and skills partly through online learning, and partly through practical projects in a real-life workplace setting (such as a local council, golf course, park, sporting field or resort).

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    There are no formal educational requirements for this course.

    Minimum age:

    • You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian.

    English proficiency:

    • Entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 10 level; or
    • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate II level or higher; or
    • 2 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

    Computing:

    • You will need access to a reliable computer and an internet connections, as well as basic computer skills.

    Workplace projects:

    • You will need to have access to a workplace, or workplaces, in which you can complete your projects and presentations (video demonstrations). Your workplace must be approved by Open Colleges as a suitable and safe environment.

    Equipment and tools:

    • You may need to have access to specific tools and equipment for this course. Please enquire for details.
  • Subject Breakdown

    In this horticulture course, the subjects you may study include:

    • AHCPCM201 - Recognise plants
    • AHCPCM202 - Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens
    • AHCPGD201 - Plant trees and shrubs
    • AHCNSY303 - Install and maintain plant displays
    • AHCNSY301 - Maintain nursery plants
    • AHCWHS301 - Contribute to work health and safety processes
    • AHCPCM302 - Provide information on plants and their culture
    • AHCSOL303 - Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
    • AHCPCM301 - Implement a plant nutrition program
    • AHCPMG301 - Control weeds
    • AHCWRK309 - Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
    • AHCPMG302 - Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
    • AHCWRK305 - Coordinate work site activities
    • AHCWRK311 - Conduct site inspections
    • AHCPGD305 - Conduct operational inspection of park facilities
    • AHCTRF303 - Implement a grassed area maintenance program
  • Why Open Colleges?

    RTO 90796
    Open Colleges has been helping Australians realise their potential for over 125 years, and they're now one of Australia's leaders in online education. In the last decade alone, they've helped over 450,000 students gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers.

    When you study with OC, you’ll graduate with a nationally recognised qualification that’ll help you find work across Australia. Their nationally recognised courses are designed by vocational experts, and you’ll learn job-ready skills from industry specialists.

    Online learning is all about flexibility, so they’ve designed their learning platform to be as flexible as possible. It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can access it anytime you want. It’s designed to work around your lifestyle, not the other way around, so you can easily fit your study in with your other commitments.

    The common misconception is that studying online means that you’re studying alone, but at Open Colleges, they take great pride in the superior support provided to their students. They make it easy for you to get support when you need it with their student support team available Monday to Friday via email, phone and Live Chat and on the weekends, via Live Chat (when available). They’re here, in tandem with trainers and assessors, to make sure you’re supported the whole way through your course, from the time you enrol right through to your graduation.

  • STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

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    "Because it’s so flexible, it was easy for me to do it. I’ll be in the middle of an assignment and I can just pause it if my son is asking for lunch. I’ll quickly make him lunch or get a drink and I can just open it back up and go straight back into it to continue. The trainers have been great. They really try to get back to you on time and make sure they give you the best possible answers. They always seem to come back with a quick response."

    "It’s given me a different mindset. I used to think you’d go out and do a job, like mechanics, for years and that you’d just get the qualification after years on the job. But with this, you can study for a couple of months and then you can go out into the world fully qualified and ready for the job and just go for it."

    Amy Stephenson , Certificate III in Accounts Administration

    "I think the Open Colleges model is particularly good because you’re not tied down to due dates, you just have as much time as you need. You have people to get in touch with if you’re having trouble. I’ve actually had emails back at 10pm at night from my teacher. I’ve been sitting here and I’ve shot one off and they’ve got right back to me within that hour. You don’t get that anywhere."

    Marcia Lindsay , Diploma of Hospitality

    "I am a farmer and I run a family farm with my husband. I was given the opportunity to study any course I wanted that would help our business, and that may help me earn some money off the land, so I chose to learn bookkeeping. The course is so useful and beneficial for our farm. It’s great to learn how to set journals out so our accountant can do the BAS and income tax, without them being all over the place."

    Robyn Hundy , Certificate IV in Bookkeeping

    "My job is probably best described as a medical equipment specialist. I educate and train people in the use of CT scanners onsite. Getting the skills to use in trainings, to substantiate the work I do is very valuable. The course has changed my work and the way I approach training courses. It’s made me more confident and I’ll be better at my job."

    Melinda Wheeler , Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture from Open Colleges.

    Graduates are prepared to seek positions as horticulturalists and landscaping assistants in a variety of settings. Graduates may also pursue roles in organisations which create and maintain large open spaces, including parks, sporting fields, playgrounds and other public spaces.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in the environment could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Environmental Scientist, Environmental Consultant, Renewable Energy Specialist, Sustainability and Climate Change Policy Developer, Park Ranger, Horticulturalist.

  • Let's talk price

    Open Colleges offers a number of flexible payment models to suit your lifestyle and preferences.

    You can choose to pay up-front with a 10% course discount, pay 50% up-front and remainder through a payment plan, or you can pay in weekly or fortnightly installments as you study.

    All Open Colleges payment plans are interest free.

    Enquire now for more payment options and course costs!

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