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AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture

Start Your Dream Career Working with Plants. Become a Qualified Landscape Gardener.

Turn your gardening passion into a profession with the AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture. A course for aspiring green thumbs and nature lovers.

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Study for a minimum of 16 hours per week to complete modules in 24 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

Discover the Path to Horticultural Expertise with a Nationally Recognised Certificate III Qualification in Horticulture

Do you find solace in the tranquillity of gardens? Do you dream of a career that allows you to be outdoors and engage with nature? Have you ever considered turning your passion for plants into a rewarding career or business?  If these questions resonate with you, the nationally recognised AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture is the perfect course to set the stepping stones to professionalise your passion.

This comprehensive certificate course covers a wide array of essential horticulture units, ensuring you gain a robust understanding of the field. You'll dive into topics like plant recognition, where you'll learn to identify various plant species and delve into the intricacies of plant specimen collection and preservation. The course also includes practical units on planting trees and shrubs, installing and maintaining plant displays, and maintaining nursery plants. You'll gain hands-on experience implementing soil improvements, understanding plant nutrition, and controlling weeds, pests, and plant diseases. Additionally, the course covers vital workplace health and safety skills, environmentally sustainable work practices, and coordinating work site activities, equipping you with the knowledge to work responsibly and efficiently in various horticultural settings.

Upon completing the course, a wide range of career opportunities await you. You can embark on a journey as a Crop Worker, Gardener, Horticulturalist Assistant, Landscape Gardener, Landscaping Assistant, or Nursery Assistant. These roles offer the chance to work in diverse environments, from nurseries and gardens to parks and urban landscapes, allowing you to apply your skills in real-world settings in the horticulture industry.


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