Foundation in Horticulture Certificate

Are you captivated by the beauty of plants and the joy of gardening? Do you dream of turning this passion into a fulfilling career or business? If so, the Foundation in Horticulture Certificate is the perfect stepping stone to help you jumpstart a rewarding career in horticulture you will love and enjoy.
Course Provider
Careers Collectiv
(RTO 22557)
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Upfront payment or flexible interest free payment plan options available from $25 per week.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
This course is self-paced. The course will take approximately 400 hours to complete.
Study 100% online from anywhere in Australia.
Career Outcomes
  • Garden maintenance
  • Retail nurseries
  • Wholesale nurseries
  • Garden centres
  • General horticulture
  • Landscaping business
  • Parks and reserves
Course Modules

1. Foundation in Horticulture

  • The Plant Kingdom (Part A)
  • The Plant Kingdom (Part B)
  • The Plant Kingdom (Part C)
  • Plant Propagation
  • Outdoor Food Production
  • Garden Planning
  • The root Environment and Plant Nutrition
  • Protected Cultivation
  • Horticultural Plant Selection, Establishment and Maintenance
  • Horticultural Plant Health Problems

2. Horticulture

  • Plant Identification
  • Planting
  • Planting Terminology
  • Soils
  • Plant Nutrition
  • Water Management
  • Garden Maintenance and Weeds
  • Pests and Diseases
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Landscaping
  • Propagation
  • Lawns
  • Arboriculture

3. Horticultural Marketing

  • Introduction to Horticultural
  • Horticultural Marketing Processes
  • Horticultural Marketing Methods
  • Customer Service
  • Horticultural Marketing Research
  • Developing an Advertising Program
  • Developing a Horticultural Marketing Strategy

4. Elective Module — Select 1 Specialist Elective Module

  • Practical Horticulture 1
  • Horticulture II (Plant Knowledge)
  • Horticulture II (Plant Health)
  • Australian Natives I
  • Operational Business Management I (Horticulture)
  • Botany II (Plant Growth and Development)
Course Fees Include
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • 24/7 access to professional course tutor support.
  • A certificate officially recognising your successful completion of the course.
  • No course requirements or previous working experience necessary.
  • Lifetime access to the course.
Turn your love for gardening into a career

Learn how to identify, cultivate and grow a wide variety of different plants. The course is an ideal introduction to plant education and provides a solid foundation to expand your knowledge and skills. Study the science that underpins horticulture and gain insights into different areas within the profession. Everyone working in horticulture is expected to have a broad knowledge of plants and how to use them in different garden and environmental settings. This course is a great fit for people who are interested in starting a career in horticulture, working in a garden centre, a gardening business or plant production. Garden enthusiasts will also benefit from broadening their knowledge and learning better ways to manage and improve their own gardens.

The teachers

Careers Collectiv only use teachers who are active in their specialised industry. Learn from people who have first-hand experience in their subject matter and current industry expertise. Staff come from varied backgrounds with teaching and vocational experience from universities and vocational colleges. Courses provide flexible options for different career pathways, self-improvement, professional development and general adult education.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for students with no previous experience in horticulture or keen gardeners and hobbyists looking to develop their skills and knowledge of gardening and plant care. It’s perfect for anyone who is passionate about gardening, and who want to further their skills to open up for career opportunities in the horticultural sector.

A well rounded learning experience

The Foundation in Horticulture Certificate gives you a sound foundation in the skill set and knowledge expected in a horticultural worker. This course provides the tools you need to keep plants healthy, prevent and treat pests and diseases, maintain a nurturing environment and understand professional industry practices and principles. Included in the course is a free elective module where you can choose an area of horticulture to broaden your expertise and gain a more holistic education that will help kickstart your career. 


All Careers Collectiv courses are accredited by the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC), a non-profit association providing a quality control system for education programs and courses in international education.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

Careers Collectiv

Careers Collectiv is a family-run online education provider offering a vast range of courses such as agriculture, animal studies, beauty, counselling, psychology, business and marketing. They offer the opportunities to learn the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the career you’re passionate about. With over a decade of experience in the online education sector, they are passionate about providing quality education, accessibility for everyone and the flexibility to work at your own pace and in your own time. Careers Collectiv offers a diverse range of online courses, from animal care and agriculture to business and fashion design. Their family-run platform provides flexible learning opportunities for various career paths, ensuring accessibility and quality education for everyone. Whether you're interested in equine studies, horticulture, or photography, Careers Collectiv caters to upskillers and passionate learners with courses developed by industry experts.
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