About the Stepping into a World With Gardens
Our Stepping into a World with Gardens brings together four units from the AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. You will learn valuable skills in soil management, planting small trees, recognising plants and treating weeds.
If you are fit into one of the following categories:
- Someone is employed people but would prefer, and are available for, more hours of work than you currently have, including part-time workers.
- Someone who is out of work
- Someone who are gets an income support payment from the Government
- Someone who is looking to improve their horticulture skills in order to start their own business
- Someone who lives in a regional area and would like to learn more about horticulture
- A woman wanting to return to the workforce or retrain
The course will start the Thursday the 22 of July 2021. It will run one (1) day a week for approximately 16 weeks (every Thursday), excluding school holidays and public holidays.
Classes will start at 9:30 am and finish at 2:45 pm.
Do we run classes on public holidays?
We do not run classes on public holidays. In rare exceptions, we may run catch up classes on public holidays if the need arises, but this does not happen very often at all.
Do we run classes during school holidays?
We generally do not run classes during school holidays. The only exception to this may be where we need to make up classes because too many public holidays have fallen on class days.
The course will be run out of the West Moonah Community House at 130-132 Springfield Avenue West Moonah 7009. From time to time, we may also use other locations and horticultural businesses where these can provide additional training and knowledge for you.
West Moonah Community House
The course is FREE to qualifying participants and is supported by funding under the Tasmania Government’s Training and Work Pathways Program.
There are 20 places available for this course. GlobalNet Academy reserves the right to refuse entry to any person. As this course is fully funded, places ARE LIMITED. Please only apply if you are wanting to learn about horticulture, or you are a keen gardener, or you already are doing some work in the horticulture industry.
There are no entry requirements to the course, except to qualify as detailed in our Qualifying for this course section.
There are some physical requirements in order to successfully complete this course. You must be able to work outdoors to do this course, including being able to undertake activities such as weeding, collecting soils and other horticulture related activities. You must also be able to use handheld tools such as secateurs and pruning saws if required.
In this unit you learn how to assist with the sampling and testing of soil or growing media, including how to collect soil samples, prepare those soils for testing, correctly labelling the samples, testing the soil using pH and salinity test, and recognising the basic features and properties of that soil.
In this unit you will learn how to plant trees and shrubs and other containerised and bare-rooted plants. This includes preparing the soil and hole for planting, inspecting the plant and roots, applying any required treatments to the roots, correct planting techniques and correct watering and mulching techniques.
In this unit you will learn to recognise commonly encountered plants. Plants include desired species as well as weeds.
In this unit you will learn to recognise common weeds and apply a range of weed treatments and control options. This includes identifying health and environmental hazards and risks and applying controls.
Each of the 3 units in our course may include two or more of the following types of assessments:
- 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.
There are no “official” out of course study requirements, but we do encourage you to practice what you are learning at home in your own gardens.
Once the course has commenced, you will need to bring the following to classes:
- broad brimmed sun hat
- gardening gloves
- safety boots
- suitable work clothes
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.
At a Glance
Selected units from the (AHC20416) Certificate II in Horticulture
Face to face delivery onsite at the West Moonah Community House.
FREE to qualifying participants
Those that would like to learn about Horticulture in the Moonah area.
- You will be issued a Statement of Attainment if you complete one or more units of competence in this course.
- Workplace assignments must be submitted within 1 month of course completion.
Submit an Enrolment Application
IF YOU WANT A CERTIFICATE
If you would like to complete the course AND obtain a statement of attainment, please complete the enrolment form below. If you just want to participate in the course but NOT undertake the assessments, please download this form:
YOUR ENROLMENT APPLICATION
This online form is your enrolment application. By completing this online form, you are REQUESTING enrolment into one of our courses. Enrolment is not guaranteed and may be subject to an interview or to other prerequisites. GlobalNet Academy reserves the right, in our absolute discretion, to refuse entry to any of our courses on any grounds.
Enrolment into your chosen course is generally by application AND interview. Unless we believe that there are some very obvious reasons why you should not be part of the course, you will generally be successful UNLESS the course is over‐subscribed. If this is the case, we will choose the best applicants. If you are successful, your enrolment application will become the basis of your enrolment.
WHY WE ASK SO MANY QUESTIONS
We need to ask a number of different questions for our reporting obligations to State and National Regulatory bodies. We trust that the form will be straight forward and easy to complete. We appreciate your patience in completing it.
YOU WILL NEED A UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)
In order to complete this form, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier. A Unique Student Identifier (or USI) is a reference number made up of 10 numbers and letters that:
- creates a secure online record of your recognised training and qualifications gained in Australia, even from different training organisations
- will give you access to your training records and transcripts
- can be accessed online, anytime and anywhere
- is free and easy to create and
- stays with you for life
Your can read more about what a Unique Student Identifer is here: https://www.usi.gov.au/about. If you do not have a USI, you will need to register online with the government to obtain one. The process is free, confidential and quick. You can create a USI here: https://www.usi.gov.au/students.
DO I HAVE TO ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS?
Many of the question fields are mandatory and you will be required to enter information into these fields. You can tell if a questions is mandatory if it has an asterix (*) next to it. We treat your information confidentially so any information that you provide to us will NEVER be divulged to third parties unless we have your permission to do so OR we are required by law to do so.
If you have a mobile phone number, we ask that you provide this as well. We often contact students by email AND by text message so having your mobile phone number allows us to contact you quickly and easily.
WHICH COURSE TO CHOOSE BELOW
To enrol, please choose the “Certificate II in Horticulture” from the list below and then choose which date you are attending.