Certificate III in Horticulture

CQUniversity Australia

This certificate may develop 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.

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education

Structure:

5 core units plus 11 electives.

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Contribute to work health and safety processes; Provide information on plants and their culture; Control weeds; Control plant pests, diseases and disorders; Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas. Electives: Implement a tree maintenance program; Perform pruning operations; Install cable and bracing; Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs; Monitor and review biosecurity measures; Measure irrigation delivery system performance; Construct landscape features using concrete; Receive and dispatch nursery products; Report on health and condition of trees; plus more.

Further information:

Students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills as part of course counselling before enrolling.

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
CQUniversity Gladstone Marina No info Yes Full time 2 years
CQUniversity Rockhampton North No info
CQUniversity Cairns No info
CQUniversity Gladstone Marina No info Yes Online 2 years
CQUniversity Emerald No info
CQUniversity Townsville No info
CQUniversity Rockhampton City No info Yes Full time 2 years
CQUniversity Gladstone City No info
CQUniversity Adelaide No info
CQUniversity Rockhampton City No info Yes Part time 3 years
CQUniversity Mackay City No info
CQUniversity Perth No info
Online Study No info Yes Online 2 years
CQUniversity Brisbane No info
CQUniversity Biloela No info
Online Study No info Yes Full time 2 years
CQUniversity Sydney No info
CQUniversity Bundaberg No info
CQUniversity Melbourne No info
CQUniversity Mackay Ooralea No info
CQUniversity Noosa No info

CQUniversity Australia has one of the largest national footprints of any university in Australia, proudly offering a wide variety of TAFE and university qualifications with seamless pathways between short courses, certificates and diplomas through to undergraduate, postgraduate and research higher degrees to help you be what you want to be. 

We offer a world-class education, are ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide* and are recognised as Australia’s first and only Changemaker Campus by social innovation group Ashoka U. 

At CQUniversity you have the opportunity to study courses online, on campus or a combination of both. We are a leading distance education provider and one of the first Australian universities to offer flexible, mixed-mode study so you can learn where and how it suits you. 

Whether you want to stay close to home or move somewhere new, prefer the bustling city life or the relaxed pace of regional locations, we offer more than 20 study locations including campuses and study centres in Adelaide, Biloela, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Noosa, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville and Yeppoon, and study hubs in Broome, Busselton, Charters Towers, Cooma, Geraldton, Karratha and Port Pirie. 

Choose from a wide variety of courses in areas including: 

  • business
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  • English
  • study and work preparation
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  • psychology
  • social work and community services
  • science and environment
  • service industries
  • transport and safety sciences.

We also provide training for apprentices and trainees, and industry-specific courses. 

We’re rated as conducting world class research in 14 different categories and are well above world standard in Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Sciences, Nursing, Other Medical and Health Services, Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, and Psychology and Cognitive Sciences^. Our range of research higher degrees allow you to undertake research focused on a particular area of interest. 

Benefit from our award-winning and experienced teaching professionals, as well as our focus on student services and support. Our student body is diverse and comes from both local and global communities. We are committed to providing specialist education and training support and a range of career-orientated services to ensure our graduates are successful. 

Our courses are designed alongside industry and many include hands-on, practical learning experiences such as field and laboratory work, project-based learning and work placements. Our commitment to providing up-to-date, real-world knowledge and skills has seen us being awarded five-star ratings for Full-Time Employment, Social Equity and Starting Salary, placing us in the top 20 per cent of universities in Australia in these categories+. No matter whether you’re just finishing school or thinking of taking up a new challenge, CQUniversity can help you be what you want to be.

For more information visit our website or submit an enquiry form

Postgraduate and international applicants can apply directly. 

* Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019. Visit www.cqu.edu.au/reputation
^2015–2016 State of Australian University Research Volume 1 ERA National Report. 
+The Good Universities Guide 2018

 

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