ALTITUDE TRAINING SOLUTIONS
RTO ID No: 40823
AHC20416 CERTIFICATE ll IN HORTICULTURE
What is Horticulture?
Horticulture is considered a branch of agriculture and involves cultivating, growing, maintaining and harvesting a range of fruits, vegetables, flowers, seeds, nuts, trees and plants. The main type of horticulture involves producing food for consumption, and growing plants for medicinal, recreational or aesthetic purposes is often seen as well.
Jobs in Horticulture can include any of the following:
- Nursery worker
- Plant pathologist
- Horticulture Consultant
- Plant care worker
- Horticulture Technician
- Ornamental Horticulturist
Horticulture in Australia
Australia’s growing conditions are amongst the best in the world; therefore, it’s little wonder that our horticulture sector is a billion-dollar industry that employs over 60,000 people.
This is a nationally accredited course and will teach you:
- How to recognise plants, prepare plant specimens
- The fundamentals of planting, potting and maintaining trees, shrubs and plants.
- Soil testing and how to treat weeds, pests and diseases
- How to work effectively in the industry and Work Health and Safety practices.
Qualifications and Recognition
Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II in Horticulture.
- Working in the Conservation field
- Horticulture Assistant
- Horticulture Tradesperson
- Landscape Gardner
- Nursery Assistant
- Turf Management Assistant
- Parks & Gardens Assistant
Opportunities for Further Study
Entry requirements: language and literacy skills at a level needed to successfully undertake a Certificate II course.
In order to complete this course, you must:
- Complete 5 Core Units
- Complete 10 elective units
Duration 26 weeks – 2 days per week
- AHCPCM201 Recognise plants
- AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
- AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
- AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
- AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
- AHCNSY201 Pot up plants
- AHCNSY202 Care for Nursery Plants
- AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities
- AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs
- AHCPGD203 Prune shrubs and small trees
- AHCWRK205 Participate in workplace communications
- AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
- AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
- AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry
- FSKLRG06 Participate in Work Placement
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 1800 562 728