Federation University Australia

Diploma of Horticulture - AHC50416

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00103D

The Diploma of Horticulture reflects the role of those who manage amenity horticultural enterprises where a range of skills and knowledge across the breadth of the industry is required or personnel working in horticulture at a level requiring higher technical skills.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


10 elective units


  • Monitor and manage soils for production projects
  • Negotiate a contract
  • Develop and implement an environmental management strategy
  • Develop a regional pest management plan
  • Implement and monitor transport logistics
  • Conduct environment and food safety risk assessment of plant nutrition and soil fertility programs
  • Develop an arboricultural impact assessment report
  • Survey and establish site levels
  • Develop and implement a streetscape management plan
  • Implement a machinery management system
  • Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders
  • Provide specialist advice to clients
  • Conduct comprehensive inspection of park facilities
  • Design water treatment systems
  • Document and audit tree work
  • Manage work health and safety processes
  • Design irrigation, drainage and water treatment systems
  • Manage trial and research material
  • Diagnose plant health problems
  • Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • Collect and classify plants
  • Manage water systems
  • Prepare a landscape design
  • Plan, implement and review a quality assurance program
  • Manage budgets and financial plans
  • Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports
  • Develop a plan for a hydroponic system
  • Assess new industry developments
  • Examine and assess trees
  • Assess landscape sites
  • Develop site safety plans
  • Market products and services
  • Interpret legislation
  • Collect and manage data
  • Manage complex projects
  • Manage recruitment selection and induction processes
  • Manage a controlled growing environment
  • Develop a management plan for a designated area
  • Design sustainable landscapes
  • Plan the restoration of parks and gardens
  • Manage staff
  • Manage landscape projects
  • Audit site operations
  • Manage machinery and equipment
  • Manage plant cultural practices
  • Implement professional practice
  • Diagnose tree diseases
  • Develop and manage a chemical use strategy
  • Design irrigation system maintenance and monitoring programs
  • Define the pest problem
  • Prepare reports
  • Establish and maintain an irrigation-related environmental protection program
  • Source goods/services and evaluate contractors
  • Audit irrigation systems
  • Analyse and present research information
  • Negotiate and monitor contracts
  • Develop an irrigation and drainage management plan
  • Develop a system to monitor and evaluate the pest management plan
  • Manage a tree transplanting program
  • Plan the establishment of sports turf playing surfaces
  • Identify, select and specify trees
  • Develop a horticultural production plan
  • Manage parks and reserves
  • Develop a pest survey strategy
  • Close complex projects

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
SMB (Ballarat) Domestic: $18,200
International: $18,200
SMB (Ballarat) Domestic: $18,200
International: $18,200

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