Certificate II in Horticulture

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Course Code
AHC20410 (Expression of interest)
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Creation
Course Location
Course Duration
Full Time: 6 months (Non-Traineeship)
Part Time: 18 months (Traineeship)
Course Cost
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Study Modes
On Campus; Full time; Part Time (Day); Traineeship
Starting Date
Full Time:
  • February 2014

With ongoing enrollment options

Part Time:
  • February 2013

Sionainn Hayes
Phone: (03) 5120 4542
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email: sionainnh@gippstafe.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Alison Lawless
Phone: (03) 5120 4505
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email: alisonla@gippstafe.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

GippsTAFE has submitted applications to ASQA with the intention of delivering these courses/qualifications in 2014

This course provides a solid foundation in the theory and practice of Horticulture. It is designed to provide the student with the necessary skills to assist in:

  • The planting and propagation of trees, bushes, flowers and turf
  • Treatment of pests, weeds and diseases
  • Operation of machinery and equipment

This qualification underpins a range of work functions and job roles which can be designed to include components in Plants, Landscape, Nursery, Parks and gardens, Turf, Chemicals, Infrastructure, Irrigation, Machinery operation and maintenance, Pest management, Soils and media, Tools and equipment and Work.  This pathway can lead to a horticultural trade qualification.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II in Horticulture.

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.

Employment Prospects

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Horticulture worker
  • Horticulture assistant.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification.You must be working as a trainee in a workplace for Traineeship pathway


A range of assessment methods will be used, including practical tasks, assignments and written/practical assessments.

Opportunities For Further Study

Further training pathways from this qualification include any of the specialist qualifications in the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management training package at Certificate III, IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels.

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Name
Core Units

AHCOHS201A Participate in OHS processes
AHCWRK209A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective Units
 A selection of 13 elective units are to be undertaken. Please contact us for further information