AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture
Core deliver this course in conjunction with secondary schools across Queensland as part of the Vet IN Schools (VETis) program.
Certificate II in Horticulture aims to develop the practical skills and knowledge of students so that they can undertake a large and broad range of tasks in gardening, nursery work and landscaping skills and knowledge required by many sectors in the horticultural industry such as maintaining plants, treating weeds, pests and plant disease and basic landscaping tasks.
The course can also be delivered to individuals looking for an entry level qualification into the Horticulture industry for who are no longer attending school.
Students will complete a range of theoretical and practical tasks and projects throughout their training
Over 77% of students who complete this course are employed or go onto further study.
From Myskills.gov.au – December 2017
VET in Schools (VETis)
Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) is delivery of nationally recognised qualifications to school students, providing them with the skills and knowledge required for employment in specific industries. VETiS qualifications can be undertaken in years 10, 11 and 12, and can count towards the Queensland Certificate of Education.
Students are eligible to complete one qualification under the program.
|Total No. Of Units||15|
|No of Core Units||5|
|No of Elective Units||10|
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Core/Elective|
|AHCWHS201||Participate in work health and safety processes||Core|
|AHCPMG202||Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders||Core|
|AHCSOL202||Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing||Core|
|AHCCHM201||Apply Chemicals Under Supervision||Elective|
|AHCNSY202||Care for Nursery Plants||Elective|
|AHCNSI203||Undertake Propagation Activities||Elective|
|AHCPGD201||Plant Trees and Shrubs||Elective|
|AHCPGD202||Prepare and Maintain Plant Displays||Elective|
|AHCPGD203||Prune Shrubs and Small Trees||Elective|
|AHCWRK205||Participate in Workplace Communication||Elective|
|AHCWRK208||Provide Information on Products and Services||Elective|
|AHCWRK209||Participate in Environmentally Friendly Sustainable Work Practices||Elective|
|MEM18001C||Use Hand Tools||Elective|
- Alternate electives may be available upon request.
Any student who undertakes this course under VETis is fee free.
The co-contribution fee is $50.00 for non-school based students.
Whilst some training is conducted in the classroom, students will develop practical skills and knowledge through projects and landscape work in a variety of settings as well as self directed learning at home.
Students learn in smaller classroom sizes and activities are designed so that students can take what they have learnt and apply to it a workplace straight away.
Core have access to large nurseries that give the students to opportunity to “get their hands” dirty,
On completion, you will be eligible to receive the qualification AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture.
Career and educational pathways from this qualification include:
Conservation and Land Management
Certificate III in Production Horticulture