About the course

About the course

If work in a production nursery and want to further develop your knowledge our production nursery course will increase your knowledge in the areas of plant production, nursery biosecurity and plant health management. 

Our production nursery course is recognised within the nursery industry to meet job outcomes.

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

February and July

Part time: 3 years (Thursdays 8.30am-4pm)

The time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input

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Career Outcomes

After successfully completing our production nursery course you can apply for a range of employment opportunities such as that of a nursery worker

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Entry Requirements


To apply for this course, you must also be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider and have a training contract with an employer. 

We can provide information and support on how to apply for an apprenticeship with an employer listed by an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider. Contact the Skills & Jobs Centre on (03) 8892 1350 or email sajc.elgar@boxhill.edu.au.


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.


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Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

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Pathways & Accreditation

Upon successful completion of our production nursery course you can apply for entry into either the Certificate IV in Horticulture or the Diploma in Horticulture at Box Hill Institute Lilydale campus

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3

Fees & Finance Options

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

Full FeeApprenticeship ConcessionApprenticeship Gov Subsidised
Tuition Fee$17,595$638$3,138
Service Fee$495$495$495
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80$80
Material Fee$343$343$343
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$18,513$1,556$4,056
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$3,294$410$844

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2020 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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