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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.
Whether you're a home gardener, sole trader or just want to build your skills in the garden, this online Certificate II in Horticulture (AHC20410) course offered by Open Colleges provides you with the basic skills and training required to start working in the horticulture industry.
In this course, you'll learn how to recognise plants, prepare plant specimens and provide information on products and services; the fundamentals of planting, potting and maintaining trees, shrubs and plants; how to treat weeds, pests and diseases; WHS practices and much more. Plus choose one from three streams and develop your knowledge in a speciality area. Develop in-demand, industry-specific skills around parks and gardens; nurseries or landscaping.
As part of this course, students will also receive access to Trade Hub as part of your studies. Trade Hub is a literacy and numeracy support tool, which explains key concepts that you will need to understand to work in horticulture (area, volume, instructions, and safety documents).
To be eligible for this course applicants must meet the following requirements:
There are no formal education entry requirements for this course.
In this horticulture course, the subjects you may study include:
Elective Stream: Nursery
Elective Stream: Parks and Gardens
Elective Stream: Landscaping
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate II in Horticulture (AHC20410) from Open Colleges.
If you want to turn your love of gardening into a career in horticulture, the knowledge and workplace training you gain in this nationally recognised certificate course will provide you with the skills you need to find work in the trade.
Wondering where a career in horticulture could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:
Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments
Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 20% on your course fees
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