Certificate III In Horticulture

Course Code: AHC30716
Study Area:
Horticulture




Campus
 
  • Bendigo Charleston Road Campus
  • Castlemaine Campus
Course Structure

Accreditation

This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers

This course may lead to employment as a:

  • Parks and gardens officer
  • Market garden worker
  • Orchard farm worker
  • Mushroom farm worker
  • Plantation worker
  • General purpose gardener.

Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course. However you will be required to:

  • Attend an individual interview with teaching staff
  • Complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment

If you are enrolling in this course as part of a traineeship, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.


Course overview

Bendigo: July 2022, 6 month full time course (4 days per week)

Castlemaine: July 2022 - 12 month part time course (2 days per week)

To achieve the Certificate III in Horticulture you must demonstrate competency in 16 units of competency:

  • 5 core units plus
  • 11 elective units.

Bendigo - Charleston Road:

This course is offered at the Charleston Road Campus 4 days per week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 9am-4pm.

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

Castlemaine:

This course is offered at the Castlemaine Campus as a 12 month part time course, 2 days a week - Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 9am-4pm.

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner. For Castlemaine student this course involves off campus practical classes in Castlemaine and surrounds as well as at our Charleston Road campus.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports. You will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course. Please contact our team for further information.

This course will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills on which to build a successful career in the horticulture, landscape or parks and gardens sector. Training focuses on practical skills required including: landscape construction methods, plant selection, soils and nutrition, as well as safety with chemicals.

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in amenity horticulture. It is designed for those wanting to work in the Horticulture industry (school leavers and mature-age career-changes) and those working in industry who want a qualification.

At Bendigo TAFE we provide students with the opportunity to experience a simulated work place in our own horticulture learning facility. Our teachers have a broad range of industry skills and knowledge that they bring to the classroom environment ensuring that students have relevant and current understanding of industry practices.

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

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Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

If you are enrolling in this course as part of a traineeship, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.


How to apply
 

To apply for this qualification, click Apply Now on the Bendigo TAFE website.


Selection process

All applicants for this course will complete an assessment to evaluate their language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills. This helps to ensure that you enrol in a course that is the right level of study for you.

You may also be required to have an interview with the teaching staff before completing your enrolment.


Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed throughout the course, assessments may include written, oral or practical assessments. These assessments are designed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required in order to achieve this qualification. Your teacher will provide you information on how you will be assessed for each unit.

There is the opportunity for re-assessment and appeal, which you can discuss with your teacher.


Learning options

Blended Learning (including facilitated Online learning and Face to Face practical sessions).


Key study areas
 

Further study opportunities

On completion of this course, you may chose to:

  • Work in industry or undertake further study in:
    • Diploma of Horticulture (AHC50416)

There are also a range of courses available in other areas of interest including Landscape Construction or Parks and Gardens, please contact us for more information.


Fees

Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
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Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$3,610.80
Concession - average total course fee*$724.20
Full fee - average total course fee*$11,679.00
B.   Materials average fee**$265.20
C.   Consumables average fee**$224.40
Indicative pricing for:
A.   Course enrolment type:Traineeship
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$775.20
Concession - average total course fee*$775.20
Full fee - average total course fee*$11,679.00
B.   Materials average fee**$132.60
C.   Consumables average fee**$0.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges


This page was last updated on 1/07/2022 1:01 PM