By completing our horticulture course, not only do you have the chance to advance your horticultural knowledge, but you will also develop the range of management skills required to become an industry leader. This horticulture course is designed for people just like you, seeking advancement in the industry, or who want to challenge themselves with further studies and are passionate about horticulture.

Taking the next step in your horticultural career, you’ll gain skills across a number of key study areas, from landscape design, plant classification, plant health, as well as parks and gardens management.

National Code AHC50416
Study Areas Horticulture
Study Level Diploma
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 2 years,
PT: 4 years,

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Lilydale

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $3,498.00
Full Tuition Fee $6,413.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $291.50
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies

* 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

February and July

Full time: 2 years
Part time: 4 years
Class days and times: Thursdays and Fridays, 9am to 4pm


There are no entry requirements.


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE 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 will enable you to apply for a bachelor degree at your chosen university.

VTAC and 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 5

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for a range of employment opportunities including senior horticulturist, parks and garden manager and horticulture enterprise manager.

Completion of 10 elective units.


Last updated: February 22, 2019 12:54pm