This qualification trains for a range of work functions and job roles that can lead to a horticultural trade qualification.

The course will be classroom based and conducted for 2 ½ days per week for 26 weeks

Job roles

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors.  Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Horticulture worker
  • Horticulture assistant.

Pathways into the qualification

This qualification can be achieved without any previous training.

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification include any of the specialist qualifications at Certificate III.

Australian Apprenticeships

This qualification is also suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship

During the course students are encouraged to acquire the following skills:

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skill Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:
Communication Listening and understandingSpeaking clearly and directlyReading and interpreting workplace related documentation
Teamwork Working as an individual and a team memberWorking with diverse individuals and groups
Problem-solving Solving problems individually or in teams
Initiative and enterprise Adapting to new situations
Planning and organising Collecting analysing and organising informationTaking initiative and making decisions within workplace roleParticipating in continuous improvement and planning
Self-management Taking responsibility at the appropriate level
Learning Learning in order to accommodate change
Technology Using technology and related workplace equipmentUsing basic technology skillsApplying OHS knowledge when using technology

AHC20416 – Certificate II in Horticulture

Total number of units = 15

  • Core Units = 5
  • Elective Units = 10
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety  processes
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing





Prune shrubs and small trees

AHCTRF203 Renovate grassed areas
AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
AHCIRG215 Assist with low volume irrigation operations
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs
AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry
AHCWRK205 Participate in workplace communications
SIRXCLM001 Organise and maintain work areas
TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
AHCLSC203 Install aggregate paths