If you’re looking to get started in horticulture or the landscape industry, our horticulture course is designed to provide you with the skills to maximise your employment opportunities. 

You’ll develop a wide range of skills in our horticulture course including in the areas of:

  • plant care
  • chemical usage
  • plant propagation
  • turf establishment
  • installing aggregate paths
  • operating basic machinery and equipment (including tractors and chainsaws)
  • pruning shrubs and small trees



National Code AHC20416
Study Areas Horticulture
Study Level Certificate II
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 22 weeks

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Lilydale

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Free TAFE^ $0.00
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $2,301.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $460.00
Full Tuition Fee $5,311.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $445.00
Retain Course Items*** $90.00

^ This course is on the 2019 Free TAFE list - find out more.

* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

7 February 2019

18 July 2019

Full time: 22 weeks (Thursdays and Fridays)

Lilydale

No entry requirements for this course

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

Successful completion of our horticulture course will enable you to apply for the Certificate III in Horticulture or Certificate III in Conservation Land Management

Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 2

After successful completion of our horticulture course you can apply for a range of employment opportunities including that of a landscape apprentice or parks and gardens apprentice

Completion of 15 units (5 core units and 10 elective units)

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AHCWHS201 PARTICIPATE IN WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES 20.0

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AHCWRK209 PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES 20.0

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AHCPGD201 PLANT TREES AND SHRUBS 20.0

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AHCCHM201 APPLY CHEMICALS UNDER SUPERVISION 30.0

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AHCLSC203 INSTALL AGGREGATE PATHS 20.0

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AHCPMG201 TREAT WEEDS 40.0

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AHCPMG202 TREAT PLANT PESTS, DISEASES AND DISORDERS 30.0

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AHCSOL202 ASSIST WITH SOIL OR GROWING MEDIA SAMPLING AND TESTING 25.0

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AHCNSY203 UNDERTAKE PROPAGATION ACTIVITIES 30.0

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AHCPGD203 PRUNE SHRUBS AND SMALL TREES 35.0

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AHCLSC201 ASSIST WITH LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION WORK 30.0

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AHCLSC202 CONSTRUCT LOW-PROFILE TIMBER OR MODULAR RETAINING WALLS 50.0

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AHCLSC204 LAY PAVING 30.0

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AHCTRF204 SUPPORT TURF ESTABLISHMENT 40.0

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AHCWRK204 WORK EFFECTIVELY IN THE INDUSTRY 20.0

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Last updated: July 12, 2019 02:05pm