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Studying VCAL or VCE at Box Hill Institute is a proven successful pathway to apprenticeships, further study and employment, which gives you access to all the great facilities, teachers and extensive student support that we have to offer.

We offer hundreds of courses across a range of industries with qualifications starting from entry level and certificate, through to advanced diploma and degrees.

Our small class sizes, qualified teachers, practical learning, modern facilities and industry placement, ensures you gain the skills and knowledge demanded by employers.

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As we closely monitor the situation around coronavirus (COVID-19), you can view our FAQs to learn more about how Box Hill Institute is responding to any updates from relevant authorities. 
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What are the job outcomes with a Certificate III in Horticulture?

After successful completion of our horticulture apprenticeship, you can apply for a range of employment opportunities including that of a horticulturist or gardener.

What jobs can you get with a Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management?

After successful completion of the Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management course, you can apply for jobs including park ranger or bushcrew member.

How long does it take to study the Diploma of Horticulture?

The Diploma of Horticulture is completed in 2 years full time or 3-4 years part-time (depending on your input).

What is Landscape Construction?

Landscape construction involves working as a landscaping completing work such as paving, surveying, stonework, retaining wall construction and installing drainage and irrigation systems.

How long is a landscaping apprenticeship?

A landscaping apprenticeship is completed in 3 years part time.

What is a Certificate III in Parks & Gardens?

A Certificate III in Parks & Gardens is a course designed to teach you the skills required to work within the parks and garden industry as a municipal/city gardener or as a horticulturist. These skills include plant identification, turf care and controlling pests and diseases.

What is a Certificate II in Ecology?

A Certificate II in Ecology has 2 different streams at Box Hill Institute, one specialising in aerial - elevating work platform and the other specialising in aerial - tree climbing. These courses are designed for those working on pruning & removal of vegetation by elevated work platforms or by climbing. The courses are also designed to further your skills in recognising fauna and plants, responding to wildlife emergencies, rescuing animals and applying first aid, and maintaining wildlife refuges.

What are the different types of Ecology courses?

The different types of Ecology courses include aerial - elevating work platform or aerial tree climbing.

What is a Certificate III in Production Nursery?

A Certificate III in Production Nursery is a course designed for those who work in a production nursery who are looking to further develop their knowledge in the areas of plant production, nursery biosecurity and plant health management.

What is a Diploma of Conservation & Land Management?

A Diploma of Conservation & Land Management is a course designed for those who are passionate about best-practice land management. You will develop skills to manage staff; manage fauna populations; monitor biodiversity; conduct biological surveys; collect and classify plants, and develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability.