AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding
Cricos Code 094776G


This course provides opportunities for extensive practical skills to be developed or enhanced, supported by talented teaching staff. The Diploma program is predominantly delivered at the SuniTAFE farm. The well-equipped training farm offers the student unique experiences covering a broad range of horticultural practices, supported by farm management and staff.


The Diploma of Horticulture equips the graduate with the skills required to gain a management role in the expansive horticulture industry or to gain a place to continue studies at bachelor degree level.


On successful completion of this qualification there are opportunities to continue your horticultural studies with a bachelor of Horticultural Science or similar, offered by a number of universities. A degree qualification in horticulture could potentially lead to a management position or a senior role in a number of horticultural or educational organisations.

Course Delivery

The Diploma program is delivered by talented teaching staff in the classroom and on site at the SuniTAFE training farm and at a number of specialised horticultural enterprises. This course is an approved VET FEE-HELP/VET Student Loan course. The Vet Student Loan maximum tuition fee cap is $5,000. For more information: https://www.sunitafe.edu.au/vet-fee-help-vet-student-loans

Entry Requirements

A Certificate III in Horticulture or international equivalent.

Expected Time to Complete

1 Years

Units & Assessment
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AHCBUS501 Manage staff 140 $30.00
AHCBUS508 Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports 140 $30.00
AHCCHM501 Develop and manage a chemical use strategy 80 $30.00
AHCIRG408 Schedule irrigations 50 $30.00
AHCIRG502 Design irrigation system maintenance and monitoring programs 80 $30.00
AHCMOM501 Manage machinery and equipment 90 $30.00
AHCNSY402 Plan a propagation program 120 $30.00
AHCPCM402 Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program 90 $30.00
AHCPCM501 Diagnose plant health problems 120 $30.00
AHCPCM502 Collect and classify plants 120 $40.00
AHCPHT404 Implement and monitor a horticultural crop harvesting program 100 $30.00
AHCPHT502 Develop a horticultural production plan 180 $30.00
AHCPHT503 Manage a controlled growing environment 120 $30.00
AHCSOL402 Develop a soil use map for a property 100 $30.00
AHCSOL501 Monitor and manage soils for production projects 120 $30.00
AHCWAT502 Manage water systems 120 $30.00
AHCWHS501 Manage work health and safety processes 90 $30.00
AHCWRK503 Prepare reports 60 $30.00
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans 70 $70.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Project
  • Practical task
  • Portfolio
  • Role play/Simulation
  • Knowledge based test
  • Written task
  • Third party report
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

Government Subsidised $5,002
Concession $1,252
RPL Government Subsidised $2,180
RPL Concession $501
RPL Self-funded $3,270
Self-Funded $6,092

Concession for Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses applies only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Concession for Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses applies only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

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 cancellations 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.
Intake Campus Course Details
2019 July Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Diploma Semester 2
2019 July Mildura Campus International, Full Time, Classroom Based, Diploma Semester 2