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FREE Huon Valley Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716) 2017

Huon Valley Certificate III in Horticulture

Why do this course?

Our Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716) course provides a perfect opportunity to advance the skills you have developed through a Certificate II in Horticulture or through your experience in the horticulture industry. It is a challenging course for those who wish to become serious horticulturists. To do this course, you need at least a certificate II in Horticulture or be working in the industry.

Who is our Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716 ) course for?

This course is ideal for those who:

  • are wanting to work in the horticulture industry as a horticulturist, landscape gardener or in nurseries or other related industries
  • are currently working in the industry and do not have formal qualifications
  • want to start their own horticulture businesses

We do require participants to have EITHER a Certificate II in Horticulture OR to be working in the industry currently.  This is an advanced course and will challenge students. For more information about eligibility, see our “who is eligible to do this course” section below.  


What will you learn about

This course will cover topics such as:

  • Advanced plant identification
  • Botany; plant morphology and physiology
  • Advanced propagation practices
  • Chemicals training
  • Plant nutrition
  • Growing media and potting mixes
  • Specialist amenity pruning
  • Advanced pest and disease management
  • Indoor plant management
  • Container and nursery production
  • Landscape and garden management
  • Turf management

Where is this horticulture course going to be held?

This course will be based out of the Huon Valley Trade Training centre – 101 Wilmot Rd, Huonville. As part of the course, we will also work with horticulture businesses around the Huon Region giving students access to the the world of horticulture in the region

South East trade training centre

How long will the course run?

The course will start the third week in February 2017 and will run for 38 weeks depending on public holidays. It will run on Thursdays and Fridays each week, starting at 9:15 and
finishing at 2:45 pm. There are no formal class sessions during school holidays

How much will the course cost?

The course is FREE to qualifying participants and is supported by funding under the Training and Work Pathways Program, an initiative of Skills Tasmania, Department of State Growth.

What do you need to bring to the course?

Once the course has commenced, you will need to bring the following to classes: 

  • broad brimmed sun hat
  • secateurs (discuss with teacher)
  • gardening gloves
  • safety boots
  • suitable work clothes
  • hearing protection
  • eye protection.

You will only need to bring a pen and paper to the first class.  After the first class, your trainers will tell you what you need to bring for the next class. 

Who is eligible to do this course?

This course is aimed at those people who have found accessing training difficult in the past but who have a genuine interest in learning horticulture skills.

If you fall into any one of these categories, we would consider you eligible for this course:

  • You are currently undertaking a Certificate II in Horticulture with GlobalNet under the Equity Funding program
  • You are unemployed and looking to return to the workforce
  • You are underemployed and looking for more work
  • You are a single mother wanting to upskill
  • You have a disability which makes it difficult to obtain work (note that you must be able to work outdoors)
  • You have found it difficult to access training in the past because you live in a regional area
  • You are none of these but are a disadvantaged member of the community

Students applying for our horticulture courses may be required to undergo an interview process.

Are there entry requirements?

To qualify for this course, you must have completed (or be completing) a Certificate II in Horticulture OR be working in the horticulture industry.  If you have completed (or are completing) a Certificate II in Horticulture with GlobalNet Academy through our Equity Funding program, you are automatically eligible.  

If you have completed a Certificate II in Horticulture with another training organisation, you qualify to enter the course BUT you must also fall into one of the “who is eligible to do this course” categories noted above.

As this course is fully funded, places ARE LIMITED and the focus is on particular sections of the community.

You must be able to work outdoors in order to do this course.

Are there assessments in this course?

Each of the 16 units in our Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716) includes a range of assessments including: 

  • Short written answers to questions – question and answer style test (can be taken home)
  • 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 course and at the beginning of each unit.

How do you apply for this course?

We are currently taking expressions of interest for this course.  To register your interest for this course, please complete the Huon Valley Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716) Expression of interest form on this page.