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Certificate III in Horticulture

National Course Code: AHC30716

TAFE NSW Course Number: AHC30716-01V01

Nominal Hours: 880

Full Fee: $10,970
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,620

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  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Government Subsidised
  • Traineeship

Contact by Training Services NSW

If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at OTEN.

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in amenity horticulture. It is NOT a suitable pathway for horticultural trades.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


Student Suitability

Certificate 3 level courses in this discipline are for students who are looking for a hands on experience.
- To undertake the assessments for this course students need access to a range of different planted areas.
- For some units you will need to design and carry out practices such as weed control, pest and disease control and plant nutrition.
- For others you will need to pay a number of visits to a park or large garden at least half a hectare in an area that includes a variety of different planted areas.
- You may need to access other sites as well; this will depend on which elective units you choose later in your enrolment period.
- Students will need to be self-directed and should have good computer skills, research skills, and writing skills.
- They must also have regular, reliable access to a computer connected to the internet as well as an e-mail address.

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCSOL301 Prepare growing media
AHCWRK311 Conduct site inspections
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCPCM304 Report on health and condition of trees
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
BSBDES403 Develop and extend design skills and practice
AHCNAR301 Maintain natural areas
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program
AHCTRF303 Implement a grassed area maintenance program
AHCNSY306 Implement a propagation plan
AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

The above list includes units being offered at OTEN. If licensing in another state other than NSW is required, please check requirements with the relevant state.

You don't need to study what you already know! The skills, knowledge and experience you have gained from your previous learning, work experience and life in general may be taken into account.

To apply for recognition in one or more units you must clearly show that you have the equivalent and relevant skills, knowledge and experience of the unit or group of units.

For Credit transfer where you have completed previous studies either with TAFE NSW or with another tertiary provider complete the Enrolment Adjustment - Credit - Previous Studies form, and include any required evidence.

For Recognition of Prior Learning, attach your evidence to a completed Enrolment Adjustment – Credit – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) form and submit for assessment.

Send your applications to:

Email: oten.recognitionhelp@tafensw.edu.au

Post: OTEN Recognition, 51 Wentworth Road, Strathfield NSW 2135

Keep a copy of all completed forms for your records.

To find out more about Credit and to help you with your application read the Credit e-Kit for Students.

Need more help? Contact the Recognition Help Desk

Smart and Skilled Student Fees

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 601 for further information and advice.

First qualification$2,190
Second qualification$2,620
Non-government subsidised fee$10,970

Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, you may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption or fee free scholarship. Payment by instalments is available.

You may continue with an enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder. To discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 241.

For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-information

Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.

When enrolling under a Smart and Skilled entitlement and where you are eligible for 100% credit from previous studies, your student fee contribution will be zero. However, you will be required to pay an administration fee for the production of your testamur.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

To enrol in this course please click on the Enrol Now button. You may also enrol over the phone by calling TAFE Digital on 131 601.

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