If you are interested in working outdoors and are passionate about Horticulture, this certificate II–level course is a good starting point for beginning your career in the Horticulture industry – which includes turf management, fruit and vegetable growing, landscaping, retail and wholesale plant supply, and garden design.
In this course you will have the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge you need to recognise plants, treat weeds, plant pests, diseases and disorders, and learn how to assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing.
You’ll also have the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and get involved in propagation activities, planting and pruning small trees and shrubs and renovating grassed areas.
Throughout the course, you will also learn how to apply chemicals under supervision, operate basic machinery and equipment and provide first aid.
On successful completion of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge you need to undertake work within the Horticulture industry, or undertake further study at TasTAFE with AHC30716 – Certificate III in Horticulture.
This course is also available as an Australian Apprenticeship.
This course is offered as an on-campus program and is also available to new and existing workers within the horticulture industry. If completing as an apprentice/trainee or workplace based student, your training will consist of a combination of on-the-job training, off-the-job workshops and self-paced study.