Horticulture (Landscaping) CERT II

Code: AHC21610

This course will provide a comprehensive study of plants both practically and in urban landscape environments, with a focus on issues of design, planning, implementation, sustainability, waste and management. Key focus areas include: landscape construction areas, pruning gardens, experimental plots, indigenous and exotic plant gardens, container and field nurseries, research areas, training gardens for design and maintenance, and sustainable solution potting and planting.

You will develop skills such as:

• Maintenance of gardens and plants

• Interpretation of plans and construct rockeries, paths or ponds

• Identification and correction of soil deficiencies

• Identification and treatment of pests and plant diseases

• Preparation and cultivation of soil & gardens

• Maintenance of parks, botanical gardens and conservation sites

All participants who successfully complete this course can secure work in the following diverse and rewarding roles:

• Arborist assistant
• Landscaper assistant
• Greens keeper
• Garden maintenance
• Nursery hand
• Horticultural assistant

Participants should have a genuine desire to seek employment.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course but all participants must attend an interview prior to acceptance into the course. Sound basic reading and writing skills and an ability to participate in some of the manual handling and lifting may be required in the course.

Where applicants can show evidence of prior qualification or experience in a related field, there may be an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for previous study, knowledge, and/or skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to this qualification. Please contact us for further information about Skills Recognition.