Certificate III inHorticulture

AHC30716
Nationally_Recognised_Training2
The Certificate III in Horticulture gives our students a chance to learn and develop a broad range of practical skills and knowledge to succeed in the vibrant and diverse horticulture industry.

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Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716)

Destination Careers

This qualification could lead to employment as a gardener, landscape designer, garden designer, horticulturalist or any one of a number of varied roles within the industry.

Further Study

This qualification can lead to further study at a Certificate IV level in Horticulture or other Horticulture industry specific qualification at Certificate IV level.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Expected Time to Complete

12 Months

Details
The Certificate III in Horticulture equips you with the skills and knowledge you need to start your career in horticulture. The program is primarily delivered at the fully equipped SuniTAFE Training Farm and students are given hands on opportunities to experience and learn in a real farm environment.
Course Delivery
This qualification takes 12 months to complete. Classes can be commenced throughout the year and are held 4 days per week on the Mildura campus. A part time option also exists for this course.
Units, Fees & Study Options

Select Funding Option:

  • Contact SuniTAFE for a Start Date12 Months,
    • Government Subsidised
    • Concession
    • Skills Recognition Govt Subsidised
    • Skills Recognition Concession
    • Skills Recognition Self-funded
    • Self-Funded
  • Mildura Campus (starting January)12 Months, Classroom Based, Full Time
    • Government Subsidised
    • Concession
    • Skills Recognition Govt Subsidised
    • Skills Recognition Concession
    • Skills Recognition Self-funded
    • Self-Funded

 

Compulsory Units

Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material
AHCPMG301 Control weeds 70.00 $301.00 $35.00 $60.20 $35.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $140.00   $28.00   $210.00   $371.00 $35.00
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture 70.00 $301.00 $30.00 $60.20 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $140.00   $28.00   $210.00   $371.00 $30.00
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas 60.00 $258.00 $30.00 $51.60 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $120.00   $24.00   $180.00   $318.00 $30.00
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes 50.00 $215.00 $30.00 $43.00 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $100.00   $20.00   $150.00   $265.00 $30.00
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders 80.00 $344.00 $30.00 $68.80 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $160.00   $32.00   $240.00   $424.00 $30.00
Totals                                        

Electives

Requirement This Group of Electives
11 Components
Code Unit Name Hours Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material
AHCIRG306 Troubleshoot irrigation systems 50.00 $215.00 $30.00 $43.00 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $100.00   $20.00   $150.00   $265.00 $30.00
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program 60.00 $258.00 $30.00 $51.60 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $120.00   $24.00   $180.00   $318.00 $30.00
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds 40.00 $172.00 $30.00 $34.40 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $80.00   $16.00   $120.00   $212.00 $30.00
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices 50.00 $215.00 $30.00 $43.00 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $100.00   $20.00   $150.00   $265.00 $30.00
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment 40.00 $172.00 $30.00 $34.40 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $80.00   $16.00   $120.00   $212.00 $30.00
AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision 30.00 $129.00 $30.00 $25.80 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $60.00   $12.00   $90.00   $159.00 $30.00
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities 70.00 $301.00 $30.00 $60.20 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $140.00   $28.00   $210.00   $471.00 $30.00
AHCSOL401 Sample soils and interpret results 60.00 $258.00 $30.00 $51.60 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $120.00   $24.00   $180.00   $318.00 $30.00
AHCIRG332 Operate pressurised irrigation systems 50.00 $215.00 $30.00 $43.00 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $100.00   $20.00   $150.00   $265.00 $30.00
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18.00 $77.40 $25.00 $15.48 $25.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $36.00   $7.20   $54.00   $95.40 $25.00
AHCNSY306 Implement a propagation plan 90.00 $387.00 $30.00 $77.40 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $180.00   $36.00   $270.00   $477.00 $30.00
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals 70.00 $301.00 $30.00 $60.20 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $140.00   $28.00   $210.00   $371.00 $30.00
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals 50.00 $215.00 $30.00 $43.00 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $100.00   $20.00   $150.00   $265.00 $30.00
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program 80.00 $344.00 $30.00 $68.80 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $160.00   $32.00   $240.00   $424.00 $30.00
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding 20.00 $86.00 $22.00 $17.20 $22.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $40.00   $8.00   $60.00   $106.00 $22.00
Requirement This Group of Electives
11 Components
Code Unit Name Hours Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material
AHCIRG331 Install pressurised irrigation systems 70.00 $301.00 $30.00 $60.20 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $140.00   $28.00   $210.00   $371.00 $30.00
AHCNSY301 Maintain nursery plants 40.00 $172.00 $30.00 $34.40 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $80.00   $16.00   $120.00   $212.00 $30.00
AHCIRG303 Measure irrigation delivery system performance 70.00 $301.00 $30.00 $60.20 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $140.00   $28.00   $210.00   $371.00 $30.00
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens 80.00 $344.00 $30.00 $68.80 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $160.00   $32.00   $240.00   $424.00 $30.00
AHCPHT310 Coordinate horticultural crop harvesting 70.00 $301.00 $30.00 $60.20 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $140.00   $28.00   $210.00   $371.00 $30.00
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors 40.00 $172.00 $30.00 $34.40 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $80.00   $16.00   $120.00   $212.00 $30.00
AHCNSY307 Operate fertigation equipment 70.00 $301.00 $20.00 $60.20 $20.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $140.00   $28.00   $210.00   $371.00 $20.00
AHCIRG333 Maintain pressurised irrigation systems 50.00 $215.00 $30.00 $43.00 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $100.00   $20.00   $150.00   $265.00 $30.00
AHCPHT303 Implement a post-harvest program 70.00 $301.00 $30.00 $60.20 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $140.00   $28.00   $210.00   $371.00 $30.00
AHCPHT305 Regulate crops 30.00 $129.00 $30.00 $25.80 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $60.00   $12.00   $90.00   $159.00 $30.00

This course includes the following methods of assessment: Observation and oral questioning, Practical task, Knowledge based test, Written task, Third party report.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees:

Average total fees to complete this course:

Government Subsidised $4,352
Concession $1,249
Skills Recognition Govt Subsidised $1,804
Skills Recognition Concession $360
Skills Recognition Self-funded $2,706
Self-funded $5,254

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and canellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

Please visit our Fees and Charges page for more information.

Financial Help for Students

Australian residents may be eligible to receive a variety of payments and subsidies to help them study.

Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY and ABSTUDY are support payments intended to cover a student’s general living expenses. Many Australians are eligible for one of these payments. Please contact the Department of Human Services for more details.

The Victorian Training Guarantee provides a subsidy for people undertaking an approved Victorian course that is at a higher level than any they have studied before (other conditions apply). This discount is included when we give you a quote. Please contact us to talk more about it.

Students who are single parents, caring for someone with special needs or are receiving a Disability Support Pension may be eligible for the Pensioner Education Supplement. Please contact the Department of Human Services for more details.

Trade Support Loans are low interest loans for people studying approved trades, agriculture and horticulture courses (including apprenticeships). Trade Support Loans can be spent on anything you need to learn your trade, including tools.

A VET Student Loan is a low interest loan scheme for approved Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Certificate IV courses. Under both schemes, eligible students can avoid paying their course fees up front. They only need to start paying them once they earn a substantial wage ($54,869 for the 2016-2017 financial year). A low rate of interest is charged. Please note that a VET Student Loan also includes a loan fee and can not be used to cover amenities, materials and some other fees and charges. Students should refer to the Institute’s VET Student Loans Student Entry Procedure for information on eligibility to access VET Student Loans.

Please contact us to talk more about these loan programs.

If a student has children, they may be eligible for Jobs, Education and Training Child Care fee assistance. This offers additional assistance to the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. Our Mildura Campus is home to TAFE Kids Inc, a centre offering child care and kindergarten services. It provides care to children of SuniTAFE students, staff and the general public. Please contact the Department of Human Services for more details.

Some software companies provide substantial discounts to SuniTAFE students. These include Microsoft and Adobe. Please talk to the SuniTAFE Bookshop for details.

The Support for Adult Australian Apprentices initiative can provide support payments to both apprentices aged 25 and over, and their employers. Please contact us for details.

Students may be eligible for Rent Assistance to help with accommodation costs. Our Mildura Campus includes Student Residences which can provide students with single and shared rooms in close proximity to all our campus facilities. Please contact us for details about our residences, and the Department of Human Services for information about Rent Assistance.

If you live near one of our campuses and plan to use a bus to attend classes, you may be eligible for a Victorian Public Transport Student Concession Card. This card gives people cheaper bus fares. Apprentices, people undertaking courses of less then ten weeks duration and part time students are not eligible. Please contact Public Transport Victoria for more details.

Students needing to leave home to attend one of our campuses may be eligible for the Fares Allowance. This can assist with up to three trips per year between the locality where you study and where you originally lived. If your trip involves Victorian buses or trains, having a Victorian Public Transport Student Concession Card will likely reduce the cost further. To learn more about the Fares Allowance, contact the Department of Human Services.

Financial Help for Business

You know your business. SuniTAFE knows training and the government incentives available to help businesses develop their staff. If you’d like to find out how we can help you improve your business through staff development, please contact us.

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Certificate III in Horticulture

Certificate III in Horticulture

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1300 478 648