Certificate III in Production Nursery

Holmesglen Institute

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00012G

This qualification is part of the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package. It provides a general vocational outcome for a nurseryperson working in a production nursery. The nursery industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.


  • 16 units: 11 core
  • 5 elective


  • Core: Contribute to WHS processes
  • Provide information on plants and their culture
  • Control weeds
  • Implement a propagation plan
  • Prepare and apply chemicals
  • Maintain nursery plants
  • Transport and store chemicals
  • Troubleshoot irrigation systems
  • plus more. Electives: Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response
  • Implement a maintenance program for hydroponic systems
  • Operate pressurised irrigation systems
  • Receive and dispatch nursery products
  • plus more.

Standard entry requirements

Year 10 or equivalent. Must have industry employment and registration with an Australian Apprenticeships Centre if enrolling as a Trainee/Apprentice under the Australian Apprenticeships Scheme.

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