Certificate III in Production Nursery - AHC31116


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

This qualification 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.Job roles and titles covered by this qualification may include:production nursery tradespersonNo occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 16 units: 11 core
  • 5 elective


  • Sell products and services
  • Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • Produce visual merchandise displays
  • Carry out emergency disease or plant pest control procedures at infected premises
  • Prepare specialised plants
  • Operate fertigation equipment
  • Troubleshoot irrigation systems
  • Prepare and apply chemicals
  • Transport and store chemicals
  • Install pressurised irrigation systems
  • Operate machinery and equipment
  • Implement a plant nutrition program
  • Respond to emergencies
  • Coordinate work site activities
  • Implement a propagation plan
  • Process customer complaints
  • Operate within a budget framework
  • Prepare growing media
  • Install and maintain plant displays
  • Contribute to work health and safety processes
  • Control weeds
  • Provide information on plants and their culture
  • Control stock
  • Implement a maintenance program for hydroponic systems
  • Merchandise products
  • Receive and dispatch nursery products
  • Deliver and promote sales of plants
  • Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response
  • Install hydroponic systems
  • Operate pressurised irrigation systems
  • Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Sample soils and interpret results
  • Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs
  • Monitor and operate water treatment processes
  • Measure irrigation delivery system performance
  • Fumigate soil
  • Maintain nursery plants
  • Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
  • Carry out movement and security procedures
  • Maintain pressurised irrigation systems
  • Apply biosecurity measures
  • Advise on products and services

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Richmond College Domestic: $10,140
International: $10,140
  • Part-time : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Richmond College.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:There will be an additional charge to your enrolment fee of $313.00 per student . This additional charge covers published notes, Secateur holster, x10 hand lense, diamond stone, budding knife and Chemical card which will enable you to complete your course. In addition you will received an account with SKILLS TRACKER which allows you to document your learning outside of TAFE, throughout the duration of your course.

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