Diploma of Ornamental Horticulture
- Course Code
- Course Type
- Accredited Course
- Course Level
- Skills Deepening
- Course Location
- Course Duration
Part Time: 1 year
- Course Cost
- For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
- Study Modes
- Part Time (Day)
- Starting Date
- February 2013
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.00pm
Enjoy working with plants and making things grow? Then develop your green thumb and your horticulture career with this comprehensive and practical course from GippsTAFE.
In this course, you'll develop a range of abilities to enable you to operate effectively in various horticultural industries. These skills will open up new career opportunities, helping you to move into management and supervisory roles.
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- Parks and Gardens Management Positions
- Horticultural Tradesperson
- Year 12 (or equivalent) or mature age
- Evidence of industry experience, prior knowledge or skills.
How To ApplyDirect to Institute
Assessment is competency based and includes industry experience, folios, reports, tests and assignments, verbal presentations, practical demonstration of skills.
Can prospective students enrol in individual units?Yes.
|A total of 14 units of competency must be completed to gain the Diploma of Ornamental Horticulture, of which eight are core units and six are electives.|
|VBQU208||Work proficiently in the Horticulture Industry|
|VBQU209||Apply botanical principles to plant classification|
|VBQU210||Apply plant physiology to Horticulture|
|VBQU211||Identify and select plants|
|VBQU212||Manage sustainable Horticultural practices|
|RTF4023A||Promote plant health|
|RTF5013A||Manage plant cultural practices|
|RTF5521A||Monitor and manage soils|
|VBQU213||Develop and implement a pruning program|
|VBQU214||Develop and implement a propagation program|
|VBQU215||Manage the care and maintenance of trees|
|VBQU216||Conserve and maintain heritage landscapes|
|VBQU217||Plan, establish and maintain lawns and lawn alternatives|
|RTC4908A||Supervise work routines and staff performance|
|VBN194||Prepare a garden design and maintenance program|