Certificate III in Horticulture - AHC30716


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

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.


5 core units plus 11 electives.


  • Install water features
  • Implement a retaining wall project
  • Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • Plan and maintain plant displays
  • Renovate sports turf
  • Erect timber structures and features
  • Carry out emergency disease or plant pest control procedures at infected premises
  • Install cable and bracing
  • Conduct site inspections
  • Implement traffic management plan
  • Prepare specialised plants
  • Construct landscape features using concrete
  • Operate fertigation equipment
  • Troubleshoot irrigation systems
  • Use advanced climbing techniques
  • Prepare and apply chemicals
  • Conduct operational inspection of park facilities
  • Transport and store chemicals
  • Install pressurised irrigation systems
  • Operate machinery and equipment
  • Implement a plant nutrition program
  • Set out site for construction works
  • Fall trees manually (advanced)
  • Undertake aerial rescue
  • Coordinate work site activities
  • Install metal structures and features
  • Implement a propagation plan
  • Implement a grassed area maintenance program
  • Implement a tree protection program
  • Implement a tree transplanting program
  • Prepare growing media
  • Install and maintain plant displays
  • Contribute to work health and safety processes
  • Control weeds
  • Report on health and condition of trees
  • Provide information on plants and their culture
  • Implement a maintenance program for an aquatic environment
  • Construct brick and block structures and features
  • Receive and dispatch nursery products
  • Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
  • Deliver and promote sales of plants
  • Implement a tree maintenance program
  • Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response
  • Operate pressurised irrigation systems
  • Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Establish turf
  • Implement a plant establishment program
  • Perform pruning operations
  • Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs
  • Monitor and operate water treatment processes
  • Measure irrigation delivery system performance
  • Perform specialist amenity pruning
  • Dismantle trees
  • Maintain nursery plants
  • Implement a paving project
  • Identify plant specimens
  • Carry out movement and security procedures
  • Construct stone structures and features
  • Maintain pressurised irrigation systems
  • Construct turf playing surfaces
  • Monitor turf health
  • Operate a pole saw
  • Apply biosecurity measures
  • Implement a landscape maintenance program

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.

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