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

Training may be conducted either online (via virtual classrooms) or self paced online study. This can be supported by face to face training to undertake the practical components of the course with your trainer. Face to Face classrooms may resume at an appropriate time.

The program should take students approximately 6 – 12 months of study but can be longer or shorter depending on individual student needs and amount of gap assessment 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
Funding Options

There are strict eligibility rules around this funding, please call and talk to one of skills consultants who can help you identify if you meet these requirements.

Course Fees

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.


On completion, you will be eligible for a AHC30616 Certificate III in Production Horticulture.