Diploma of Horticulture
- Course Code
- Course Type
- Accredited Course
- Course Level
- Skills Deepening
- Course Location
- Course Duration
Full 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
- On Campus; Full time
- Starting Date
- February 2013
Team Leader, Horticulture Department
Phone: (03) 5120 4514
Fax: 1300 094 661
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841
Course OverviewThis course is aimed at providing students with the skills and abilities required to meet the needs of the horticulture industry. Elective units make up the substantive course content and will develop the specific skills required to undertake many vital functions required by people employed in this industry.
This course develops and enhances the skills and knowledge to enable youto work independently or at a supervisory or managerial level, or to run your own business in the sector of the horticulture industry in which you have chose to specialise.
Qualifications And RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course participants will be eligible to be assessed for a National Certificate of Competency.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)Many GippsTAFE courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
- Horticulturist at a managerial level in the amenity horticulture industry
- Horticulture Enterprise Manager or Business Manager in the parks and gardens, landscaping, turf, nursery, arboriculture and floriculture industries
Entry RequirementsYear 12 or equivalent or qualify for mature-age entry, holder of a relevant qualification at a lower level, in which an interview would take place to make sure that you are able to enter this course.
Pre-RequisitesBest suit a person who has current experience and skills as a horticulture tradesman and can provide sufficient evidence to support this claim against the units of competency.
How To ApplyDirect to Institute
AssessmentPractical experiences, practical demonstrations, practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions, problem solving, documents/folio, critical incident reports, journals, oral presentations, presentations to audiences, interviews, videos, visuals/slides/audio tapes, case studies, projects, group projects, group discussions, examinations.
Can prospective students enrol in individual units?Yes.
Course StructureThe following units are some of the units that you are able to undertake, however due to the large amount of units that are available your study program can be tailored to suit your area of interest.
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|AHCPCM501A||Diagnose plant health problems|
|AHCPCM502A||Collect and classify plants|
|AHCPHT502A||Develop a horticultural production plan|
|AHCPHT503A||Manage a controlled growing environment|
|AHCHYD501A||Develop a plan for a hydroponic system|
|AHCLSC501A||Survey and establish site levels|
|AHCLSC502A||Manage landscape projects|
|AHCLSC503A||Manage a tree transplanting program|
|AHCPGD501A||Manage plant cultural practices|
|AHCPGD502A||Plan the restoration of parks and gardens|
|AHCPGD503A||Manage parks and reserves|
|AHCPGD505A||Conduct comprehensive inspection of park facilities|
|AHCTRF501A||Plan the establishment of sports turf playing surfaces|
|AHCBUS502A||Market products and services|
|AHCBUS503A||Negotiate and monitor contracts|
|AHCBUS504A||Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders|
|AHCBUS505A||Develop a marketing plan|
|AHCBUS508A||Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports|
|BSBFIM501A||Manage budgets and financial plans|
|BSBRES401A||Analyse and present research information|
|TLIL1907C||Implement and monitor transport logistics|
|TLIR207C||Source goods/services and evaluate contractors|
|TLIR307C||Negotiate a contract|
|AHCCHM501A||Develop and manage a chemical use strategy|
|AHCDES503A||Assess landscape sites|
|AHCIRG501A||Audit irrigation systems|
|AHCIRG502A||Design irrigation system maintenance and monitoring programs|
|AHCIRG503A||Design irrigation, drainage and water treatment systems|
|AHCIRG504A||Develop an irrigation and drainage management plan|
|AHCIRG505A||Establish and maintain an irrigation-related environmental protection program|
|AHCLPW501A||Develop a management plan for a designated area|