AHC30616 Certificate III in Production Horticulture


AHC30616 Certificate III in Production Horticulture is a nationally recognised qualification covering the skills and knowledge relating to the horticulture industry such as maintaining plants, treating pests and diseases, landscaping and drainage systems.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however it is recommended you have basic knowledge of horticultural principles.

Course Delivery

Face to Face classes. 15-week duration 3 days/week. For class times and locations please call 07 5534 7074.

You will need access to a computer and internet connection.

Basic computer skills are required.

Who Should Do This Course?
  • Anyone wanting a new career in a nursery, orchard, or vegetable growing
  • Existing workers in the horticulture sector who wish to develop or enhance their knowledge and skills
Payment and Funding Options

There are different payment options depending on your situation. These include:

  • Certificate 3 Guarantee funding (QLD residents only, conditions apply)*
  • Payment Plans

*To assess your eligibility for funding through the Certificate 3 Guarantee program please click here.

Course Fees

Department of Education – Certificate 3 Guarantee.   $50*

*Each student funded under the certificate 3 guarantee program is required to pay a co-contribution fee towards their qualification.

The student co-contribution fee for this qualification is $50 non-concession and $20 for concession students. This equates to This equates to $3.33 per unit of competency for non-concesssional students and $1.33 for concessional students.

Fee for Service

The fee for service charge of this course is $4,760 – please contact us for information about payment plan options.


Units of Competency

The following units of competency are included in the AHC30616 Cert III Production Horticulture. In order to be awarded this qualification, you must competently complete all of the requirements for each unit of study.

Unit Code Unit Title Core/Elective
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes Core
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals Elective
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals Elective
AHCWRK303 Respond to emergencies Elective
AHCBIO302 Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs Elective
AHCPMG301 Control weeds Elective
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders Elective
AHCPHT303 Implement a post-harvest program Elective
AHCPHT305 Regulate crops Elective
AHCPHT306 Establish horticultural crops Elective
AHCPHT310 Coordinate horticultural crop harvesting Elective
AHCIRG338 Troubleshoot irrigation systems Elective
AHCIRG346 Operate pressurised irrigation systems Elective
AHCIRG331 Install pressurised irrigation systems Elective

*Elective units are subject to change.