About the course

About the course

By completing our horticulture course, designed for anyone passionate about horticulture  seeking advancement in the industry or who wants to challenge themselves with further studies, is the chance to advance your horticultural knowledge and develop the range of management skills required to become an industry leader

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

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

February and July

Full time: 1-2 years 

Part time: 3-4 years (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)

Class days and times: Thursdays and Fridays, 9am-4pm

This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.

For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion of our horticulture course you can apply for a range of employment opportunities including that of a senior horticulturist, parks and garden manager, and horticulture enterprise manager

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Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements


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.


VTAC and direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

Successful completion of our horticulture course will enable you to apply for a bachelor degree at your chosen university

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5

Fees & Finance Options

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

Government Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$9,543$17,206
Service Fee$325$325
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80
Material Fee$748$748
Retain Course Items$0$0
Total Course Estimate$10,696$18,359
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$4,163$7,078

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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