Certificate in Specialised Horticulture

The Certificate in Specialised Horticulture course will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to thrive in the horticulture and agriculture industries, whether you're looking to start your own farm, establish a horticultural business, or simply deepen your understanding of these fascinating fields.
Course Provider
Careers Collectiv
(RTO 22557)
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Upfront payment or flexible interest free payment plan options available starting from $25 per week.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
This course is self-paced. The course will take approximately 700 hours to complete.
Study 100% online from anywhere in Australia.
Career Outcomes
  • In a production nursery
  • As a crop grower
  • Greenhouse worker
  • On a farm
  • In an orchard
  • At a farm supplier
  • In crop processing
  • Horticultural marketing, education and media
  • In urban farming
  • Permaculture designer
Course Modules

1. Outdoor Crop Production

  • Crop Production Systems
  • Organic Crop Production
  • Soils and Nutrition
  • Nursery Stock Production
  • Tree Fruit Production
  • Soft Fruits Production
  • Vegetable Production
  • Cut Flower Production
  • Herbs, Nuts and Miscellaneous Crops
  • Crop Production Risk Assessment

2. Protected Plant Production

  • Structures or Protected Cropping
  • Environmental Control
  • Cladding Materials and their Properties
  • Irrigation
  • Nursery Nutrition
  • Relationship Between Production Techniques and Horticultural Practices
  • Horticultural Management in a Greenhouse: Pests and Diseases
  • Harvest and Post-Harvest Technology
  • Greenhouse Plants
  • Risk Assessment

3. Permaculture Systems

  • Permaculture Principles
  • Design Principles
  • Zone & Sector Planning
  • Permaculture Techniques
  • Animals in Permaculture
  • Plants in Permaculture
  • Appropriate Technologies
  • Preparing a Plan

4. 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

5. Elective Module — Select 1 Specialist Elective Module

  • Fruits and Vegetable
  • Herbs
  • Flowers
  • Nuts and Berries

Optional Modules — Select Any of the Following Courses for an Additional Fee

  • Mushroom Production
  • Organic Plant Culture
  • Machinery and Equipment
  • Soil Management (Crops)
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 dream for a career in horticulture and farming into a reality

Consider yourself an outdoor person who wouldn’t be caught in an office job or at an office desk. Reap the rewards of what you sow and understand the benefits of what working on the land can bring you.

This course has everything you need to know about the field of horticulture, allowing you to enter the industry, run your own produce farm, set up a horticultural business, work in management or deepen your knowledge of the horticulture and agriculture industries. The course is structured in a way that will build your foundation knowledge in horticulture before drilling into specific areas and aspects of crop production that are tailored to your needs and interests.

This comprehensive course will give you a head start in the industry with specialised knowledge to give you a broader understanding of what career path you want to take when you complete this course.

The teachers

Careeers 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 hobby farmers looking to develop their skills and knowledge of crop production and produce. It’s perfect for anyone who is passionate about growing their own food, want to further their skills and open their career opportunities in the horticultural sector.

A well rounded learning experience

The Specialised Horticultural Certificate gives you a broad education in the skills, industry practices and knowledge expected in a professional working in the horticultural sector.

Not only will you receive a strong foundation in outdoor and protected commercial crop production, you will also learn about organic permaculture systems in an intensive introductory module.

You then have the opportunity to decide on a speciality elective to study and gain knowledge in a specific area of the industry. This in-depth information adds value as it’s usually only learned when working on the job.

*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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