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AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture

Become a Qualified Landscaping Assistant or Horticulturalist Assistant

Start your gardening profession with the AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture. A perfect foundation for enthusiasts to build a plant-focused career.

Artwork of a gardener's table top view with assorted botanical items like lush plants in pots, gardening tools, soil patches, and a book on gardening essentials.
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Study for a minimum of 8 hours per week to complete modules in 18 months.
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Course Overview

Course Modules

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Career Outcomes

  • Crop Worker
  • Gardener
  • Horticulturalist Assistant 
  • Landscape Gardener 
  • Landscaping Assistant 
  • Nursery Assistant

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Course Entry Requirements

This course does not require specific formal education qualifications. However, you must be a minimum of 18 years old to enrol. Please note that this course is not open to student visa holders. For personalised assistance and more information, please enquire now.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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About The Course

Start Your Dream Career with Plants. Get Qualified in Horticulture

Have you always been fascinated by the beauty of plants and dreamed of a career where you can work with them every day? Do you envision turning your gardening hobby into a thriving profession? Are you seeking a foundational step to launch a fulfilling career in horticulture? Whether you’re a gardening enthusiast, newbie or hobbyist, the nationally recognised AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture will provide you with the foundational skills and knowledge to start your dream career with plants.

This comprehensive certificate course is designed to provide you with a solid foundation in horticulture. The course units include Plant Recognition and Health, where you'll learn to identify and care for various plant species. In Soil and Plant Nutrition, discover the secrets of soil health and how to nourish plants for optimal growth. Propagation and Planting will teach you the art of growing plants from seeds and cuttings, a skill essential for any horticulture enthusiast. You’ll also dive into Pest and Weed Control, gaining knowledge on how to protect plants from common pests and weeds. Irrigation Basics will equip you with skills in efficient water management, which is crucial for sustainable gardening. Pruning Plants teaches you the techniques to maintain plant health and aesthetics. Finally, Work Health and Safety ensures you understand how to maintain a safe working environment, an important aspect of any horticultural practice. Each unit is carefully crafted to provide a comprehensive understanding of horticulture, ensuring you're well-prepared for a variety of roles in this vibrant industry.

Upon completing this course, you will gain the essential skills, knowledge and confidence to pursue roles such as a Nursery Assistant, Landscape Gardener, Landscaping Assistant, Crop Worker, or Gardener or even start your own small gardening business. The skills and knowledge you gain will be your tools to cultivate a career that's not just a job but a lifelong passion. Are you ready to plant the seeds of your future in horticulture? Enquire today and take the first step towards a career that grows with you.


"Easy to apply, the communication was great whenever I needed help and the content was relevant to my future career. Easy payment plans available, which helped me a lot." - Michelle