Certificate II in Horticulture (Parks and Gardens) (VET in Schools)
- Course Code
- Course Type
- Accredited Course
- Course Level
- Skills Creation
- Horticulture and Floristry
- Course Location
- Course Duration
Part Time: To successfully obtain Nationally Accredited Qualifications students will usually be required to attend over a two year period during their VCE or VCAL studies VET in School qualifications are undertaken over a two (2) year period with students attending one (1) day per week
- Course Cost
- Students should consult with their Career's Advisor or VETiS Co-ordinator to obtain further information on program costs..
- course_info.pdf (pdf)
- Study Modes
- On Campus; Part Time (Day)
- Starting Date
- February 2013
Enquiries should be directed to the prospective student's school career advisor or VETiS co-ordinator.
Course OverviewThis course provides a solid foundation in the theory and practice of caring for parks and gardens. The program aims to provide the student with the necessary skills to assist the gardener inthe planting and propagation of trees, bushes, flowers and turf: treat of pests, weeds and diseases; and operation of machinery and equipment.
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.
- Nursery Assistant
- Parks and Gardens Assistant
- Turf Management Assistant
- Fisheries Officer
- Horticultural Assistant
- Horticultural Scientist
- Park Ranger
To undertake a VETiS Program with GippsTAFE participants must be enrolled with a secondary education provider or school
This is VCE VET accredited course.
This course does not contain a VCE Scored Assessment.
VCE Students will be eligible for a 10% increment in their ENTER Score.
Course participants will be eligible to apply for THREE Block Credits for Units 1 and 2 in their first year.
Course participants will be eligible to apply for TWO Block Credits for Units 3 and 4 in their second year.
Opportunities For Further Study
- Certificate II in Horticulture - Floriculture
- Certificate II in Horticulture - Turf
- Certificate II in Horticulture - Landscaping
- Certificate III in Horticulture (Parks and Gardens) (Apprenticeship)
- Certificate III in Horticulture (Turf) (Apprenticeship)
- Certificate III in Horticulture (Nursery) (Apprenticeship)
- Certificate III in Horticulture (Landscaping) (Apprenticeship)
- Certificate III in Production Horticulture
- Certificate IV in Horticulture (Parks and Gardens)
- Diploma of Horticulture (Parks and Gardens)
- Advanced Diploma of Horticulture
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|AHCOHS201A||Participate in OHS processes|
|AHCCHM201A||Apply chemicals under supervision|
|AHCIRG206A||Maintain pressurised irrigation systems|
|AHCMOM203A||Operate basic machinery and equipment|
|AHCPGD201A||Plant trees and shrubs|
|AHCPGD206A||Conduct visual inspection of park facilities|
|AHCSOL201A||Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media|
|AHCTRF204A||Support turf establishment|
|AHCARB201A||Apply a range of treatments to trees|
|AHCIRG203A||Install micro-irrigation systems|
|AHCIRG204A||Lay irrigation and/or drainage pipes|
|AHCLSC201A||Assist with landscape construction work|
|AHCMOM204A||Undertake operational maintenance of machinery|
|AHCMOM211A||Operate side by side utility vehicles|
|AHCNSY203A||Undertake propagation activities|
|AHCPGD202A||Prepare and maintain plant displays|
|AHCPGD203A||Prune shrubs and small trees|
|AHCPGD205A||Prepare a grave site|
|AHCPMG202A||Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders|
|AHCTRF202A||Prepare turf surfaces for play|
|AHCTRF203A||Renovate grassed areas|
|AHCWRK207A||Collect and record production data|
|AHCWRK209A||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|