CQUniversity Australia

Certificate II in Horticulture - AHC20416

CQUniversity Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00219C

This qualification underpins a range of work functions and job roles that can lead to a horticultural trade qualification.No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 15 units: 5 core
  • 10 elective


  • Undertake propagation activities
  • Sell to the retail customer
  • Assist with turf construction
  • Renovate grassed areas
  • Assist with low volume irrigation operations
  • Assist with pressurised irrigation operations
  • Install aggregate paths
  • Fell small trees
  • Balance and secure point-of-sale terminal
  • Pot up plants
  • Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher
  • Prepare a grave site
  • Construct low-profile timber or modular retaining walls
  • Prepare turf surfaces for play
  • Follow point-of-sale procedures
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Operate tractors
  • Apply retail office procedures
  • Recognise plants
  • Fabricate and repair metal or plastic structures
  • Apply a range of treatments to trees
  • Use power tools/hand held operations
  • Install tree protection devices
  • Fall trees manually (intermediate)
  • Lay paving
  • Use hand tools
  • Prune shrubs and small trees
  • Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
  • Provide information on products and services
  • Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures
  • Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • Operate side by side utility vehicles
  • Undertake brushcutting operations
  • Operate and maintain stump grinding machines
  • Operate retail technology
  • Plant trees and shrubs
  • Trim and cut felled trees
  • Prepare and maintain plant displays
  • Care for nursery plants
  • Engage the customer
  • Control stock
  • Operate vehicles
  • Merchandise products
  • Fall trees manually (basic)
  • Participate in workplace communications
  • Conduct visual inspection of park facilities
  • Assist with landscape construction work
  • Perform retail finance duties
  • Collect and record production data
  • Perform pruning operations
  • Organise and maintain the store environment
  • Treat weeds
  • Work effectively in the industry
  • Undertake operational maintenance of machinery
  • Maintain properties and structures
  • Operate and maintain chainsaws
  • Transplant small trees
  • Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens
  • Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
  • Participate in work health and safety processes
  • Apply chemicals under supervision
  • Support turf establishment
  • Use standard climbing techniques to access trees
  • Maintain indoor plants
  • Operate quad bikes
  • Operate basic machinery and equipment
  • Advise on products and services

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
CQUniversity Gladstone Marina No
  • Part-time : 17.8 months
CQUniversity Rockhampton City No
  • Part-time : 18 months
Online Study No
  • Part-time : 17.8 months

Fee comments

Campuses: CQUniversity Gladstone Marina.

For course fee visit cqu.edu.au/tafe

Campuses: CQUniversity Rockhampton City, Online Study.

For course fee information visit cqu.edu.au/tafe

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