AHC30722 Certificate III in horticulture

Horticulture

What is the qualification?

Become a horticulturist and get your amenity horticulture career underway. Our AHC30722 Certificate III in Horticulture qualification provides the perfect way to start. Our passionate and qualified industry experts will help you gain both the fundamental horticulture skills you need to work in the industry as well as pass on the the specialist skills that are in demand by nurseries, parks and gardens, councils, aged care facilities, botanical gardens and a range of other organisations.

Intended for

People who are working in the amenity horticulture industry, looking for a qualification in Horticulture.

cost

$2900 Employer Contribution.

certification

Students who complete the full course will recieve the AHC30722 Certificate III in Horticulture. Students who only complete one or more units will recieve a Statement of Attainment for those units.

Delivery

Onsite in the workplace as part of your employment arrangement.

Course Information

To qualify for the funding tied to this course, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. You are currently working in a horticulture or gardening related industry.
  2. You are employed either part-time or full-time.

This qualification starts upon your enrolment.  We work with you and your employer to deliver the training you need as and when you need it.

It depends! The time required to do the course will vary from business to business and from unit cluster to unit cluster.

Because you are working in the industry, some unit clusters will not require much off the job time at all.  We would hope that much of your assessments could be done on the job.

Where you are not so familiar with units or would like to attend off-the-job training, it is likely that you will need to be away from the job for a number of days.  We would negotiate this with you so as to minimise you being away from your work.

For example, where we need to do face to face training, we might run training over a 1 or 2 day block and then come back and do more training a week or two later.  We will try and work out a schedule that is going to as accommodating as possible for everyone.

This also depends on how much prior experience you bring to the course.  However, we think that you could successfully complete the requirements of the course within 2 years after having commenced.

There are a number of subsidies currently available to employers who employee a qualifying trainee or apprentice.  Whilst we cannot provide specific advice on what subsidies you may receive, the following are some that may apply to you.  Further information regarding eligibility can be obtained from your Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) Provider

  • $1250 Available where an employer commences a full-time or part-time new worker Australian Apprentice undertaking a Certificate II level qualification, where the Australian Apprentice is deemed to be part of a nominated equity group.
  • $1500 Available where an employer commences a full-time or part-time new worker or existing worker Australian Apprentice undertaking a Certificate III or IV level qualification that leads to an occupation on the National Skills Needs List (including Australian School-based Apprenticeships).

Note that this information is subject to change without notice. The information detailed here was correct at the time of writing.  Confirm with you AASN provider for up to date information.

There are no entry requirements to the course, except to qualify as detailed in our What you need to do to qualify for this course section.

Yes.  Each of the units in the workshops may include two or more of the following types of assessments:

  • Short written answers to questions – question and answer style testing (can be completed online in your own time).
  • Projects – group or individual, may be practical or research based.
  • Assignments – research topic and provide a written response.
  • Demonstration – you will be observed doing tasks.
  • If required, other assessment methods may be used for students (eg verbal tests instead of short written tests).
  • Testimonials from work placement supervisor.
  • Photographic and other media evidence.

We will provide you with the information about the assessment at the commencement of the workshops.

Wherever possible, we will conduct assessments on the job, meaning at your workplace or onsite at a clients (if that is appropriate) so that you can demonstrate competency.

For example, if you were doing an irrigation subject, and had installed an irrigation system at a client’s, we would negotiate with you to see if we could come to the place where you had installed it so that you could show us through the work you have done.

You will be required to practice what you have learned in your workplace and to complete practical assessments.  Many assessments can be done over time and we encourage students to use the assessments as practical tools in their workplace in order to develop their competence.  You should negotiate with your employer about the time you may need to complete. assessments.

Core Units

  • Contribute to work health and safety processes

  • unit Overview

    In our AHCWHS302 – Contribute to workplace health and safety processes unit, you’ll gain essential skills in applying workplace health and safety policies and procedures, including understanding worker responsibilities and emergency protocols. You’ll play a role in hazard identification, risk assessment, and control, while learning to report and mitigate potential risks. Throughout the course, you’ll adopt safe practices during work operations, such as using personal protective equipment (PPE) and accessing relevant safety information. Finally, you’ll actively participate in maintaining a safe working environment for everyone by engaging in ongoing monitoring, reporting, consultation, communication, and developing effective solutions to control risk levels associated with various workplace activities.

    unit outcomes

    • Understanding workplace health and safety policies and applying them to the work being undertaken.
    • Understanding worker responsibilties to work in a safe manner.
    • Identifying and controlling workplace hazards.
    • Understanding a range of safety warning signs.
    • Participating in arrangements that maintain the health and safety of others in the workplace.
    • Recording workplace safety incidents.
    • Communicating safety information to others within the team.

    unit code

    AHCWHS302 – Contribute to work health and safety processes (Core)

  • Identify and select plants

  • unit Overview

    Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of plants! In our AHCPCM308 – Identify and select plants unit, you’ll learn to observe and identify plant characteristics, types, and their role in landscapes. Gain a deeper understanding of plant growth and development by studying roots, stems, trunks, vascular systems, leaves, buds, meristems, flowers, fruit, and seeds. Explore the diverse origins and cultural requirements of various plant types, and learn about the impact of growing conditions on their performance. Develop your expertise in selecting the perfect plants for specific landscape functions and site conditions, considering their unique requirements and growth habits. Ignite your passion for plants and enhance your skills in this comprehensive and inspiring course!

    unit outcomes

    • Identify and name commonly used plants by common name, genus and species.
    • Identify plants based on growth and development.
    • Recognise and describe plant attributes.
    • Determine plant cultural requirements including growing conditions.
    • Identify and select plants that best suits the plant use and site.

    unit code

    AHCPCM308 – Identify and select plants (core)

  • Control Weeds

  • unit Overview

    In our AHCPMG301 – Control weeds unit, you’ll learn how to assess weed infestations, including identification and recording of weeds, determining the scope and impact of infestations, and assessing tolerable levels of infestation according to workplace requirements. You’ll also explore different approaches to control weed infestations while considering non-target plant and animal species and site suitability for control measures based on health, safety, and environmental requirements. You will also plan and implement weed control measures in compliance with workplace, legislative, and regulatory requirements, while identifying and assessing hazards and ensuring minimal impact on non-target species and the environment. Finally, you’ll learn to monitor weed control measures, assessing their effectiveness, identifying adverse impacts, and reporting results according to client or workplace procedures.

    unit outcomes

    • Identifying, recording and assessing weeds and their impact on the affected area.
    • Planning different control strategies having regards to the location and environment.
    • Conducting site hazard risk analysis.
    • Ensuring the safety of themselves and others.
    • Selecting the appropriate tools for the job.
    • Monitoring and recording outcomes and report these to the appropriate persons.
    • Ensuring environmental impacts are minimised.

    unit code

    AHCPMG301Control weeds (Core)

  • Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

  • unit Overview

    In our AHCPMG302 – Control plant pests, diseases and disorders unit, you’ll learn to identify and assess plant pests, diseases, and disorders, as well as their scope, stage, and size, while determining tolerable thresholds. You’ll plan and implement control measures, selecting appropriate tools, equipment, and personal protective equipment while ensuring compliance with health, safety, and environmental regulations. The course covers coordinating with work teams, contractors, and suppliers to effectively implement control measures, maintaining accurate records, and adhering to industry best practices. Lastly, you’ll monitor control methods, assess their effectiveness, and adjust them as needed to achieve desired outcomes.

    unit outcomes

    • Identifying a range of plant pests, diseases and disorders common to their environment.
    • Assessing damage and threats to host plants.
    • Selecting appropriate control measures.
    • Identifying work health and safety hazards and implement risk management strategies.
    • Monitoring the effectiveness of the plant pests, diseases and disorders control strategies.
    • Maintaining records of control activities.

    unit code

    AHCPMG302Control plant pests, diseases and disorders (COre)

  • Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas

  • unit Overview

    In our AHCSOL304 – Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas unit, you’ll learn the ins and outs of soil sampling and testing to ensure optimal plant growth. You’ll become proficient in collecting, packaging, and labelling soil samples for analysis, and you’ll gain experience in determining both physical and chemical characteristics of soil samples. By assessing test results, you’ll identify necessary soil improvements and create tailored plans to enhance soil quality. Throughout the course, you’ll also develop expertise in preparing soils for planting or replanting by selecting appropriate tools, equipment, and materials, calibrating equipment, and implementing soil improvement plans. Finally, you’ll adjust soil levels, consolidate planting areas, and maintain detailed records and reports in accordance with workplace procedures.

    unit outcomes

    • Collecting soil samples from a range of different soils and label correctly.
    • Determining soil physical and chemical properties.
    • Assessing results and developing strategies to improve soil to cater for the plants being planted.
    • Implementing strategies to improve soil and monintored the effectiveness of the strategy.
    • Correctly calibrating equipment.

    unit code

    AHCSOL304Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas (core)

  • Transport and store chemicals

  • unit Overview

    In our AHCCHM304 – Transport and store chemicals unit, you’ll learn how to safely handle and transport chemicals, making sure you follow workplace procedures and regulations, and use safety data sheets. You’ll get hands-on experience in handling, transporting, and loading chemicals while also learning how to carry out emergency procedures and report any incidents. Plus, you’ll explore proper chemical storage techniques, including selecting personal protective equipment, maintaining storage areas, and disposing of chemicals and waste responsibly. To wrap it up, you’ll keep track of stored chemicals and SDS, and learn how to report storage incidents following workplace and legislative requirements.

    unit outcomes

    • Understanding chemical signs, symbols, labels and safety data sheets.
    • Understanding basic chemical properties and what happens when chemicals are combined.
    • Understanding transport regulations and placard regulations.
    • Managing and mitigating risks through proper hazard management.
    • Using correct personal protective equipment.
    • Recording and monitoring chemicals stores and disposals.

    unit code

    AHCCHM304Transport and store chemicals (core)

  • Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

  • unit Overview

    In our AHCCHM307 – Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases unit, you’ll learn to identify and manage pests, weeds, and diseases by determining the need for chemical use and creating application plans. You’ll be trained in selecting appropriate chemicals, calculating dosages, and using proper application equipment while prioritising health, safety, and environmental risks. Our hands-on approach ensures you’ll gain experience in mixing chemicals, calibrating equipment, and applying treatments according to weather conditions and workplace procedures. Additionally, you’ll become proficient in the use and maintenance of personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning and decontaminating equipment, and proper disposal of chemicals and used containers. Throughout the unit, you’ll maintain detailed records and adhere to relevant legislative requirements and workplace procedures, ensuring a well-rounded learning experience.

    unit outcomes

    • Understanding when to use chemicals and when not to.
    • Developing application plans for chemical usage.
    • Conducting hazard identification and risk management.
    • Understanding how to read chemical labels and safety data sheets.
    • Calculating required chemical amounts and rates of application.
    • Calibrating equipment.
    • Cleaning up spills and properly disposing of unused chemicals.
    • Cleaning equipment properly.

    unit code

    AHCCHM307Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases (core)

  • Operate pressurised irrigation systems

  • unit Overview

    In our AHCIRG346 – Operate pressurised irrigation systems unit, you’ll learn to safely operate and maintain irrigation systems, starting with pre-start checks, including hazard identification and risk management, equipment selection, and personal protective equipment usage. You’ll gain hands-on experience in system inspection, operation, and calibration while adjusting water pressure and addressing any malfunctions, leaks, or blockages. Throughout the unit, you’ll monitor system performance by checking emitter output, calculating water application rates, and observing moisture levels in the root zone to minimise environmental impacts. Finally, you’ll become proficient in shutting down irrigation systems, ensuring adequate soil moisture levels, and documenting irrigation activities in line with workplace procedures.

    unit outcomes

    • Understanding of what tools are required for what jobs.
    • Understanding how to start and stop irrigation systems and implement operational checks to ensure systems are work correctly.
    • Monitoring of system effectiveness such as application reates, emitter output, irrigation times, pressure variations and water quality and salinity.
    • Understanding of soil moisture levels.
    • Correctly recording irrigation data.

    unit code

    AHCIRG346 – Operate pressurised irrigation systems (core)

  • Operate machinery and equipment

  • unit Overview

    In our AHCMOM304 – Operate machinery and equipment unit, you’ll learn to prepare and operate machinery and equipment safely, considering potential hazards and risks, and following manufacturer instructions. You’ll select, maintain, and use personal protective equipment while performing routine pre-operational checks and addressing worn or damaged components. The course also covers operating machinery effectively, monitoring performance, and ensuring safety for all involved. Lastly, you’ll gain experience in shutting down machinery, performing routine maintenance, reporting issues, and properly cleaning, securing, and storing equipment, while maintaining accurate records.  Enrol now to start your course.

    unit outcomes

    • Carry out machinery and equipment pre-operational checks.
    • Prepare machinery and equipment for use including basic servicing and maintenance.
    • Operate machinery and equipment in a safe and controlled manner.
    • Carry out machinery shut down procedures.
    • Clean, secure and store machinery and equipment.

    unit code

    AHCMOM304 – Operate machinery and equipment (core)

  • Perform specialist amenity pruning

  • unit Overview

    Dive into our AHCPGD309 – Perform specialist amenity pruning unit where you’ll learn to identify and inspect plants, create pruning strategies, and spot common diseases, pests, and nutritional deficiencies. Master safe practices, select the right tools, equipment, and PPE, and consult references for special plants’ pruning needs. Develop your pruning skills with specialist techniques, follow environmental and disease control procedures, and ensure pruned plants meet requirements. Lastly, responsibly dispose of waste, maintain your tools, report unserviceable equipment, and share your successful pruning activities with the workplace. This unit will equip you with the expertise for specialist amenity pruning in horticulture.

    unit outcomes

    • Prepare for specialist pruning, including selected the correct tools, equipment and PPE.
    • Carry out pruning using specialist pruning techniques.
    • Assess pruning quality.
    • Apply environmental and disease control measures
    • Clean and clear pruning site.

    unit code

    AHCPGD309 – Perform specialist amenity pruning (core)

  • Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

  • unit Overview

    In our AHCWRK320 – Apply environmentally sustainable work practices unit, you will learn to identify environmental regulations, policies, procedures, and targets, as well as examine resource usage and its environmental impact. You will contribute to the review of workplace practices, identify improvement areas, gather stakeholder feedback, and develop resources to enhance practices. You will apply improvement strategies using appropriate techniques and tools to achieve efficiencies, minimise wastage, and reduce environmental risks. Finally, you will record and report on work practices using monitoring tools, document incidents, track progress, and provide feedback to stakeholders. This unit equips you with the knowledge and skills to manage environmental sustainability in the field of horticulture. Enrol Now.

    unit outcomes

    • Identify current procedures to minimise impact of resource usage on the environment.
    • Use appropriate techniques and tools to assist in achieving resource efficiencies and environmental targets.
    • Monitor effectiveness of improvement strategies that impact sustainability practices.

    unit code

    AHCWRK320 – Apply environmentally sustainable work practices (core)

unit Overview

In our AHCWHS302 – Contribute to workplace health and safety processes unit, you’ll gain essential skills in applying workplace health and safety policies and procedures, including understanding worker responsibilities and emergency protocols. You’ll play a role in hazard identification, risk assessment, and control, while learning to report and mitigate potential risks. Throughout the course, you’ll adopt safe practices during work operations, such as using personal protective equipment (PPE) and accessing relevant safety information. Finally, you’ll actively participate in maintaining a safe working environment for everyone by engaging in ongoing monitoring, reporting, consultation, communication, and developing effective solutions to control risk levels associated with various workplace activities.

unit outcomes

  • Understanding workplace health and safety policies and applying them to the work being undertaken.
  • Understanding worker responsibilties to work in a safe manner.
  • Identifying and controlling workplace hazards.
  • Understanding a range of safety warning signs.
  • Participating in arrangements that maintain the health and safety of others in the workplace.
  • Recording workplace safety incidents.
  • Communicating safety information to others within the team.

unit code

AHCWHS302 – Contribute to work health and safety processes (Core)

unit Overview

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of plants! In our AHCPCM308 – Identify and select plants unit, you’ll learn to observe and identify plant characteristics, types, and their role in landscapes. Gain a deeper understanding of plant growth and development by studying roots, stems, trunks, vascular systems, leaves, buds, meristems, flowers, fruit, and seeds. Explore the diverse origins and cultural requirements of various plant types, and learn about the impact of growing conditions on their performance. Develop your expertise in selecting the perfect plants for specific landscape functions and site conditions, considering their unique requirements and growth habits. Ignite your passion for plants and enhance your skills in this comprehensive and inspiring course!

unit outcomes

  • Identify and name commonly used plants by common name, genus and species.
  • Identify plants based on growth and development.
  • Recognise and describe plant attributes.
  • Determine plant cultural requirements including growing conditions.
  • Identify and select plants that best suits the plant use and site.

unit code

AHCPCM308 – Identify and select plants (core)

unit Overview

In our AHCPMG301 – Control weeds unit, you’ll learn how to assess weed infestations, including identification and recording of weeds, determining the scope and impact of infestations, and assessing tolerable levels of infestation according to workplace requirements. You’ll also explore different approaches to control weed infestations while considering non-target plant and animal species and site suitability for control measures based on health, safety, and environmental requirements. You will also plan and implement weed control measures in compliance with workplace, legislative, and regulatory requirements, while identifying and assessing hazards and ensuring minimal impact on non-target species and the environment. Finally, you’ll learn to monitor weed control measures, assessing their effectiveness, identifying adverse impacts, and reporting results according to client or workplace procedures.

unit outcomes

  • Identifying, recording and assessing weeds and their impact on the affected area.
  • Planning different control strategies having regards to the location and environment.
  • Conducting site hazard risk analysis.
  • Ensuring the safety of themselves and others.
  • Selecting the appropriate tools for the job.
  • Monitoring and recording outcomes and report these to the appropriate persons.
  • Ensuring environmental impacts are minimised.

unit code

AHCPMG301Control weeds (Core)

unit Overview

In our AHCPMG302 – Control plant pests, diseases and disorders unit, you’ll learn to identify and assess plant pests, diseases, and disorders, as well as their scope, stage, and size, while determining tolerable thresholds. You’ll plan and implement control measures, selecting appropriate tools, equipment, and personal protective equipment while ensuring compliance with health, safety, and environmental regulations. The course covers coordinating with work teams, contractors, and suppliers to effectively implement control measures, maintaining accurate records, and adhering to industry best practices. Lastly, you’ll monitor control methods, assess their effectiveness, and adjust them as needed to achieve desired outcomes.

unit outcomes

  • Identifying a range of plant pests, diseases and disorders common to their environment.
  • Assessing damage and threats to host plants.
  • Selecting appropriate control measures.
  • Identifying work health and safety hazards and implement risk management strategies.
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of the plant pests, diseases and disorders control strategies.
  • Maintaining records of control activities.

unit code

AHCPMG302Control plant pests, diseases and disorders (COre)

unit Overview

In our AHCSOL304 – Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas unit, you’ll learn the ins and outs of soil sampling and testing to ensure optimal plant growth. You’ll become proficient in collecting, packaging, and labelling soil samples for analysis, and you’ll gain experience in determining both physical and chemical characteristics of soil samples. By assessing test results, you’ll identify necessary soil improvements and create tailored plans to enhance soil quality. Throughout the course, you’ll also develop expertise in preparing soils for planting or replanting by selecting appropriate tools, equipment, and materials, calibrating equipment, and implementing soil improvement plans. Finally, you’ll adjust soil levels, consolidate planting areas, and maintain detailed records and reports in accordance with workplace procedures.

unit outcomes

  • Collecting soil samples from a range of different soils and label correctly.
  • Determining soil physical and chemical properties.
  • Assessing results and developing strategies to improve soil to cater for the plants being planted.
  • Implementing strategies to improve soil and monintored the effectiveness of the strategy.
  • Correctly calibrating equipment.

unit code

AHCSOL304Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas (core)

unit Overview

In our AHCCHM304 – Transport and store chemicals unit, you’ll learn how to safely handle and transport chemicals, making sure you follow workplace procedures and regulations, and use safety data sheets. You’ll get hands-on experience in handling, transporting, and loading chemicals while also learning how to carry out emergency procedures and report any incidents. Plus, you’ll explore proper chemical storage techniques, including selecting personal protective equipment, maintaining storage areas, and disposing of chemicals and waste responsibly. To wrap it up, you’ll keep track of stored chemicals and SDS, and learn how to report storage incidents following workplace and legislative requirements.

unit outcomes

  • Understanding chemical signs, symbols, labels and safety data sheets.
  • Understanding basic chemical properties and what happens when chemicals are combined.
  • Understanding transport regulations and placard regulations.
  • Managing and mitigating risks through proper hazard management.
  • Using correct personal protective equipment.
  • Recording and monitoring chemicals stores and disposals.

unit code

AHCCHM304Transport and store chemicals (core)

unit Overview

In our AHCCHM307 – Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases unit, you’ll learn to identify and manage pests, weeds, and diseases by determining the need for chemical use and creating application plans. You’ll be trained in selecting appropriate chemicals, calculating dosages, and using proper application equipment while prioritising health, safety, and environmental risks. Our hands-on approach ensures you’ll gain experience in mixing chemicals, calibrating equipment, and applying treatments according to weather conditions and workplace procedures. Additionally, you’ll become proficient in the use and maintenance of personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning and decontaminating equipment, and proper disposal of chemicals and used containers. Throughout the unit, you’ll maintain detailed records and adhere to relevant legislative requirements and workplace procedures, ensuring a well-rounded learning experience.

unit outcomes

  • Understanding when to use chemicals and when not to.
  • Developing application plans for chemical usage.
  • Conducting hazard identification and risk management.
  • Understanding how to read chemical labels and safety data sheets.
  • Calculating required chemical amounts and rates of application.
  • Calibrating equipment.
  • Cleaning up spills and properly disposing of unused chemicals.
  • Cleaning equipment properly.

unit code

AHCCHM307Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases (core)

unit Overview

In our AHCIRG346 – Operate pressurised irrigation systems unit, you’ll learn to safely operate and maintain irrigation systems, starting with pre-start checks, including hazard identification and risk management, equipment selection, and personal protective equipment usage. You’ll gain hands-on experience in system inspection, operation, and calibration while adjusting water pressure and addressing any malfunctions, leaks, or blockages. Throughout the unit, you’ll monitor system performance by checking emitter output, calculating water application rates, and observing moisture levels in the root zone to minimise environmental impacts. Finally, you’ll become proficient in shutting down irrigation systems, ensuring adequate soil moisture levels, and documenting irrigation activities in line with workplace procedures.

unit outcomes

  • Understanding of what tools are required for what jobs.
  • Understanding how to start and stop irrigation systems and implement operational checks to ensure systems are work correctly.
  • Monitoring of system effectiveness such as application reates, emitter output, irrigation times, pressure variations and water quality and salinity.
  • Understanding of soil moisture levels.
  • Correctly recording irrigation data.

unit code

AHCIRG346 – Operate pressurised irrigation systems (core)

unit Overview

In our AHCMOM304 – Operate machinery and equipment unit, you’ll learn to prepare and operate machinery and equipment safely, considering potential hazards and risks, and following manufacturer instructions. You’ll select, maintain, and use personal protective equipment while performing routine pre-operational checks and addressing worn or damaged components. The course also covers operating machinery effectively, monitoring performance, and ensuring safety for all involved. Lastly, you’ll gain experience in shutting down machinery, performing routine maintenance, reporting issues, and properly cleaning, securing, and storing equipment, while maintaining accurate records.  Enrol now to start your course.

unit outcomes

  • Carry out machinery and equipment pre-operational checks.
  • Prepare machinery and equipment for use including basic servicing and maintenance.
  • Operate machinery and equipment in a safe and controlled manner.
  • Carry out machinery shut down procedures.
  • Clean, secure and store machinery and equipment.

unit code

AHCMOM304 – Operate machinery and equipment (core)

unit Overview

Dive into our AHCPGD309 – Perform specialist amenity pruning unit where you’ll learn to identify and inspect plants, create pruning strategies, and spot common diseases, pests, and nutritional deficiencies. Master safe practices, select the right tools, equipment, and PPE, and consult references for special plants’ pruning needs. Develop your pruning skills with specialist techniques, follow environmental and disease control procedures, and ensure pruned plants meet requirements. Lastly, responsibly dispose of waste, maintain your tools, report unserviceable equipment, and share your successful pruning activities with the workplace. This unit will equip you with the expertise for specialist amenity pruning in horticulture.

unit outcomes

  • Prepare for specialist pruning, including selected the correct tools, equipment and PPE.
  • Carry out pruning using specialist pruning techniques.
  • Assess pruning quality.
  • Apply environmental and disease control measures
  • Clean and clear pruning site.

unit code

AHCPGD309 – Perform specialist amenity pruning (core)

unit Overview

In our AHCWRK320 – Apply environmentally sustainable work practices unit, you will learn to identify environmental regulations, policies, procedures, and targets, as well as examine resource usage and its environmental impact. You will contribute to the review of workplace practices, identify improvement areas, gather stakeholder feedback, and develop resources to enhance practices. You will apply improvement strategies using appropriate techniques and tools to achieve efficiencies, minimise wastage, and reduce environmental risks. Finally, you will record and report on work practices using monitoring tools, document incidents, track progress, and provide feedback to stakeholders. This unit equips you with the knowledge and skills to manage environmental sustainability in the field of horticulture. Enrol Now.

unit outcomes

  • Identify current procedures to minimise impact of resource usage on the environment.
  • Use appropriate techniques and tools to assist in achieving resource efficiencies and environmental targets.
  • Monitor effectiveness of improvement strategies that impact sustainability practices.

unit code

AHCWRK320 – Apply environmentally sustainable work practices (core)

Elective Units

  • Maintain nusery plants

  • unit Overview

    In our AHCNSY308 – Maintain nursery plants unit, you’ll acquire practical skills to maintain a thriving nursery environment. You’ll learn to prepare for work by identifying hazards, risks, and necessary materials, tools, and equipment while following biosecurity practices. You’ll become proficient in monitoring and adjusting environmental conditions, operating irrigation systems, and determining daily water requirements to promote plant growth. Throughout the unit, you’ll also gain hands-on experience in performing plant interventions and monitoring plant health. Finally, you’ll wrap up your work by properly disposing of waste, cleaning tools and equipment, identifying unserviceable items, and recording maintenance activities in line with workplace procedures.

    unit outcomes

    • Understanding of how to prepare for nursery plant maintenance.
    • Understanding of how to calculate daily water needs.
    • Implementing a range of different plant maintenance activities.
    • Monitoring and managing plant health.
    • Operating nursery irrigation systems.
    • Recognising different stages of plant growth.

    unit code

    AHCNSY308Maintain nursery plants (elective)

  • Implement a grassed area maintenence program

  • unit Overview

    In our AHCTRF309 – Implement a grassed area maintenance program unit, you’ll learn essential skills for maintaining grassed areas by understanding maintenance program requirements, identifying obstacles, and addressing workplace health, safety, and environmental hazards. You’ll gain hands-on experience in selecting, checking, adjusting, and calibrating equipment and machinery while adhering to manufacturer instructions and using personal protective equipment. Throughout the unit, you’ll implement grassed area maintenance activities, operate machinery, and follow appropriate start-up and shut-down procedures. Finally, you’ll finalise maintenance activities by reconciling outcomes, identifying discrepancies, recommending corrective actions, and adjusting maintenance plans accordingly. All activities will be documented and reported in line with workplace procedures.

    unit outcomes

    • Conduct a risk assessment for work in a turfed area.
    • Determine the maintenance requirements for a turfed area.
    • Carry out weed control measures.
    • Repair irrigation systems.
    • Safely adjust and use turf maintenance machinery and equipment.
    • Coordinate and report on grassed area. maintenance activities
    • Write a report on the maintenance program activities.

    unit code

    AHCTRF309Implement a grassed area maintenance program (elective)

  • Implement a propogation plan

  • unit Overview

    In our AHCNSY313 – Implement a propagation plan unit, you will learn to determine work requirements, identify potential hazards, select and maintain tools, equipment, and personal protective equipment. You will prepare the propagation environment, implement hygiene and biosecurity practices, and select and prepare seed or vegetative material. You will also prepare propagation components and media, test them for quality, and perform propagation techniques while handling material carefully. Finally, you will complete propagation operations by cleaning the work site, disposing of waste, maintaining tools and equipment, and monitoring and recording activities. Enrol now to expand your knowledge in plant propagation!

    unit outcomes

    • Ability to prepare growing environment that will suit the species and propagation methods that will be implemented.
    • Recognising and rectifying problems and/or anomalies with parent plants, propagation materials, media and equipment.
    • Selecting the appropriate propagation material.
    • Safely handling potting mixes and propagation materials.
    • Understanding different propagation techniques and how and when to use them.
    • Selecting quality parent specimens.

    unit code

    AHCNSY313Implement a propagation plan (elective)

  • Implement a plant nutrition program

  • unit Overview

    In our AHCPCM305 – Implement a plant nutrition program unit, you’ll learn to identify goals, target sites, plant species, and varieties, locate services, assess potential hazards, and adhere to environmental and biosecurity practices. You’ll evaluate soil and growing media characteristics and select appropriate ameliorants and application methods. You’ll diagnose nutritional problems in plants and consult with supervisors or horticulturalists. Furthermore, you’ll select compatible fertilisers and application methods. You’ll prepare and calibrate equipment for application. You’ll apply products at optimal rates, monitor plant responses, and maintain records. Lastly, you’ll dispose of waste, clean and maintain equipment, and report any issues. Enrol now to enhance your expertise in plant nutrition!

    unit outcomes

    • Identifying the goals, target site, soils and plants that will be part of the program.
    • Identifying the materials needed for the program.
    • Ability to monitor the soil pH.
    • Estimation of treatment and product requirements.
    • Conducting hazard identification and risk control measures.
    • Determining nutritional problems in plants and rectifying common problems.
    • Correctly select, check and calibrate tools, equipment and machinery needed for the program.

    unit code

    AHCPCM305Implement a plant nutrition program (elective)

  • Implement a plant establishment program

  • unit Overview

    In our AHCPGD307 – Implement a plant establishment program unit, you’ll learn to identify planting sites, methods, species, and cultivars, implement safe working practices, and use appropriate materials and equipment. You’ll gain experience in preparing planting areas, applying additives, and ensuring a clean site. During planting operations, you’ll inspect plants, treat defects, and provide optimal spacing and care. You’ll review and adjust the plant establishment program, identifying and addressing any issues that may arise. Finally, you’ll complete establishment works by applying finishing touches and properly maintaining and storing tools, equipment, and machinery. Enrol now to cultivate your skills in horticulture!

    unit outcomes

    • Ability to interpret site plans and establish planting areas.
    • Measuring quantities, calculating amount of required materials based on the area, volume, ratios and application rates.
    • Carrying out planting operations.
    • Ensuring planting methods match plant requirements.
    • Pruning plants to ensure that they develop a solid framework for their growth.
    • Inspecting plant quality and health.
    • Reporting outcomes.

    unit code

    AHCPGD307Implement a plant establishment program (elective)

  • Provide information on plants and their culture

  • unit Overview

    In our AHCPCM306 – Provide information on plants and their culture, we will equip you with the essential skills to initiate professional client contact, actively listen, and clarify client needs. You’ll learn to identify and develop solutions using a range of resources and expertise, evaluate options, and determine the best outcome. The unit also emphasises providing culturally appropriate plant care information, referencing original sources, and addressing client inquiries with attentive listening and questioning.  Enrol now to build a thriving career in horticulture!

    unit outcomes

    • Identifying client requests.
    • Effectively communicating with clients.
    • Using active listening and questioning skills.
    • Researching techniques to help with client requests.
    • Providing solutions to clients using a range of avaiable information.
    • Understanding basic techniques for plant identification.
    • Implementing strategies for identifying and managing plant pests and diseases.

    unit code

    AHCPCM306Provide information on plants and their culture (elective)

  • Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

  • unit Overview

    In our AHCCHM307 – Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases unit, you’ll learn to identify and manage pests, weeds, and diseases by determining the need for chemical use and creating application plans. You’ll be trained in selecting appropriate chemicals, calculating dosages, and using proper application equipment while prioritising health, safety, and environmental risks. Our hands-on approach ensures you’ll gain experience in mixing chemicals, calibrating equipment, and applying treatments according to weather conditions and workplace procedures. Additionally, you’ll become proficient in the use and maintenance of personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning and decontaminating equipment, and proper disposal of chemicals and used containers. Throughout the unit, you’ll maintain detailed records and adhere to relevant legislative requirements and workplace procedures, ensuring a well-rounded learning experience.

    unit outcomes

    • Understanding when to use chemicals and when not to.
    • Developing application plans for chemical usage.
    • Conducting hazard identification and risk management.
    • Understanding how to read chemical labels and safety data sheets.
    • Calculating required chemical amounts and rates of application.
    • Calibrating equipment.
    • Cleaning up spills and properly disposing of unused chemicals.
    • Cleaning equipment properly.

    unit code

    AHCCHM307Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases (core)

unit Overview

In our AHCNSY308 – Maintain nursery plants unit, you’ll acquire practical skills to maintain a thriving nursery environment. You’ll learn to prepare for work by identifying hazards, risks, and necessary materials, tools, and equipment while following biosecurity practices. You’ll become proficient in monitoring and adjusting environmental conditions, operating irrigation systems, and determining daily water requirements to promote plant growth. Throughout the unit, you’ll also gain hands-on experience in performing plant interventions and monitoring plant health. Finally, you’ll wrap up your work by properly disposing of waste, cleaning tools and equipment, identifying unserviceable items, and recording maintenance activities in line with workplace procedures.

unit outcomes

  • Understanding of how to prepare for nursery plant maintenance.
  • Understanding of how to calculate daily water needs.
  • Implementing a range of different plant maintenance activities.
  • Monitoring and managing plant health.
  • Operating nursery irrigation systems.
  • Recognising different stages of plant growth.

unit code

AHCNSY308Maintain nursery plants (elective)

unit Overview

In our AHCTRF309 – Implement a grassed area maintenance program unit, you’ll learn essential skills for maintaining grassed areas by understanding maintenance program requirements, identifying obstacles, and addressing workplace health, safety, and environmental hazards. You’ll gain hands-on experience in selecting, checking, adjusting, and calibrating equipment and machinery while adhering to manufacturer instructions and using personal protective equipment. Throughout the unit, you’ll implement grassed area maintenance activities, operate machinery, and follow appropriate start-up and shut-down procedures. Finally, you’ll finalise maintenance activities by reconciling outcomes, identifying discrepancies, recommending corrective actions, and adjusting maintenance plans accordingly. All activities will be documented and reported in line with workplace procedures.

unit outcomes

  • Conduct a risk assessment for work in a turfed area.
  • Determine the maintenance requirements for a turfed area.
  • Carry out weed control measures.
  • Repair irrigation systems.
  • Safely adjust and use turf maintenance machinery and equipment.
  • Coordinate and report on grassed area. maintenance activities
  • Write a report on the maintenance program activities.

unit code

AHCTRF309Implement a grassed area maintenance program (elective)

unit Overview

In our AHCNSY313 – Implement a propagation plan unit, you will learn to determine work requirements, identify potential hazards, select and maintain tools, equipment, and personal protective equipment. You will prepare the propagation environment, implement hygiene and biosecurity practices, and select and prepare seed or vegetative material. You will also prepare propagation components and media, test them for quality, and perform propagation techniques while handling material carefully. Finally, you will complete propagation operations by cleaning the work site, disposing of waste, maintaining tools and equipment, and monitoring and recording activities. Enrol now to expand your knowledge in plant propagation!

unit outcomes

  • Ability to prepare growing environment that will suit the species and propagation methods that will be implemented.
  • Recognising and rectifying problems and/or anomalies with parent plants, propagation materials, media and equipment.
  • Selecting the appropriate propagation material.
  • Safely handling potting mixes and propagation materials.
  • Understanding different propagation techniques and how and when to use them.
  • Selecting quality parent specimens.

unit code

AHCNSY313Implement a propagation plan (elective)

unit Overview

In our AHCPCM305 – Implement a plant nutrition program unit, you’ll learn to identify goals, target sites, plant species, and varieties, locate services, assess potential hazards, and adhere to environmental and biosecurity practices. You’ll evaluate soil and growing media characteristics and select appropriate ameliorants and application methods. You’ll diagnose nutritional problems in plants and consult with supervisors or horticulturalists. Furthermore, you’ll select compatible fertilisers and application methods. You’ll prepare and calibrate equipment for application. You’ll apply products at optimal rates, monitor plant responses, and maintain records. Lastly, you’ll dispose of waste, clean and maintain equipment, and report any issues. Enrol now to enhance your expertise in plant nutrition!

unit outcomes

  • Identifying the goals, target site, soils and plants that will be part of the program.
  • Identifying the materials needed for the program.
  • Ability to monitor the soil pH.
  • Estimation of treatment and product requirements.
  • Conducting hazard identification and risk control measures.
  • Determining nutritional problems in plants and rectifying common problems.
  • Correctly select, check and calibrate tools, equipment and machinery needed for the program.

unit code

AHCPCM305Implement a plant nutrition program (elective)

unit Overview

In our AHCPGD307 – Implement a plant establishment program unit, you’ll learn to identify planting sites, methods, species, and cultivars, implement safe working practices, and use appropriate materials and equipment. You’ll gain experience in preparing planting areas, applying additives, and ensuring a clean site. During planting operations, you’ll inspect plants, treat defects, and provide optimal spacing and care. You’ll review and adjust the plant establishment program, identifying and addressing any issues that may arise. Finally, you’ll complete establishment works by applying finishing touches and properly maintaining and storing tools, equipment, and machinery. Enrol now to cultivate your skills in horticulture!

unit outcomes

  • Ability to interpret site plans and establish planting areas.
  • Measuring quantities, calculating amount of required materials based on the area, volume, ratios and application rates.
  • Carrying out planting operations.
  • Ensuring planting methods match plant requirements.
  • Pruning plants to ensure that they develop a solid framework for their growth.
  • Inspecting plant quality and health.
  • Reporting outcomes.

unit code

AHCPGD307Implement a plant establishment program (elective)

unit Overview

In our AHCPCM306 – Provide information on plants and their culture, we will equip you with the essential skills to initiate professional client contact, actively listen, and clarify client needs. You’ll learn to identify and develop solutions using a range of resources and expertise, evaluate options, and determine the best outcome. The unit also emphasises providing culturally appropriate plant care information, referencing original sources, and addressing client inquiries with attentive listening and questioning.  Enrol now to build a thriving career in horticulture!

unit outcomes

  • Identifying client requests.
  • Effectively communicating with clients.
  • Using active listening and questioning skills.
  • Researching techniques to help with client requests.
  • Providing solutions to clients using a range of avaiable information.
  • Understanding basic techniques for plant identification.
  • Implementing strategies for identifying and managing plant pests and diseases.

unit code

AHCPCM306Provide information on plants and their culture (elective)

unit Overview

In our AHCCHM307 – Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases unit, you’ll learn to identify and manage pests, weeds, and diseases by determining the need for chemical use and creating application plans. You’ll be trained in selecting appropriate chemicals, calculating dosages, and using proper application equipment while prioritising health, safety, and environmental risks. Our hands-on approach ensures you’ll gain experience in mixing chemicals, calibrating equipment, and applying treatments according to weather conditions and workplace procedures. Additionally, you’ll become proficient in the use and maintenance of personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning and decontaminating equipment, and proper disposal of chemicals and used containers. Throughout the unit, you’ll maintain detailed records and adhere to relevant legislative requirements and workplace procedures, ensuring a well-rounded learning experience.

unit outcomes

  • Understanding when to use chemicals and when not to.
  • Developing application plans for chemical usage.
  • Conducting hazard identification and risk management.
  • Understanding how to read chemical labels and safety data sheets.
  • Calculating required chemical amounts and rates of application.
  • Calibrating equipment.
  • Cleaning up spills and properly disposing of unused chemicals.
  • Cleaning equipment properly.

unit code

AHCCHM307Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases (core)

Register your employee

Ready to sign up? Complete the form below to begin the process.

If you have any questions about the qualificication please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can find our contact details, or fill out our contact form through the button below.

Primary Contact(Required)
This is the individual who will be responsible for signing the agreements. This person cannot be one of the participants. We will provide this person's contact details to the Australian Apprenticeship Centre as the primary contact.
Please add your trading name here. If you trade under a different name to your registered name, just use your trading name. The Australian Apprenticeship Centre will get your registered business name details when they contact you.
Business Address(Required)
This is the principle place of business of the organisation.
This phone number can be either a landline or mobile number. If you are using a mobile number, please add the 04 in the brackets.
Please choose the course that participants will attend. If you want to book participants in multiple courses, please complete this form again for each course.
If you have a preferred Australian Apprenticeship Centre or have an existing relationship with one, please enter their name here and we will reach out to them
Participant name Participant email Participant mobile number Participant regionActions
    
This amount can be paid in one lump sum or over a 12-month period from the date of commencement of your employee(s)
Price: $ 0.00
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.