AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture

CRICOS Code: 092592J

National Code: AHC50416

Course Fee
8,000 AUD Tuition fee
250 AUD Enrolment fee
350 AUD Training resources

8,600 AUD Total course fee
Note: The total course costs will be split evenly across 4 terms of study.

Overseas Students Health Cover
All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire duration of their student visa. Overseas students will be charged an additional fee for OSHC. The OSHC rate will vary depending on the personal status i.e. single, couple or with siblings and duration of stay in Australia. Please visit the following link for further details: http://www.ahm.com.au

52 weeks including 12 weeks of break between 4 study terms
Full-time Overseas Students – 20 contact hours per week

Course Type
AHC – Training Package Qualification

Entry Requirements
Applicants must have completed Australian year 11 or equivalent overseas qualifications, and be 18 years or older.
Overseas applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency. For complete details please refer to entry requirements.
Students with low English language proficiency will be required to undertake an appropriate ESL/ELICOS course to meet the entry requirements at Ironwood.
Local applicants will be assessed individually based on the relevant work experience, skills, knowledge and aptitude to undertake the course.

Study Mode
Face to face classroom and practical training

Assessment Methods
Assessment methods may include the following:

  • observations
  • case study
  • projects
  • assignments
  • presentations
  • role play
  • written exam
  • practical exam

Course Notes
The AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture qualifies individuals who apply integrated technical and theoretical concepts in a broad range of contexts to undertake advanced skilled or paraprofessional work and as a pathway for further learning. The AHC50416 Diploma in Horticulture includes classroom and practical training to develop cognitive and communication skills in management of the environment, staff, budget, farm machinery, irrigation, quality assurance, chemical use strategy and target pests, harvesting, work health and safety (WHS) etc.

On successful completion of this course you will be awarded with AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture.

Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency within this Qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment.

Qualification Pathways
Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, AHC60216 Advanced Diploma of Horticulture.

Expected Employment Outcome example
The AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture reflects the role of those who manage amenity horticultural enterprises where a range of skills and knowledge across the breadth of the industry is required or personal working in horticulture at a level requiring higher technical skills. Job titles may include Senior horticulturist, parks and garden manager, horticultural enterprise manager etc.

Note: Completion of an Ironwood course does not guarantee an employment outcome.

Units of Competency
Consistent with Qualification Rules and prerequisite requirements the qualification offered by Ironwood comprises the following 10 units of competence:

  1. AHCPCM501 Diagnose plant health problems
  2. CPPWMT5043A Develop and implement an environmental management strategy
  3. AHCWRK505 Manage trial and/or research material
  4. AHCCHM501 Develop and manage a chemical use strategy
  5. AHCSOL501 Monitor and manage soils for production
  6. AHCHYD501 Develop a plan for a hydroponic system
  7. AHCPHT502 Develop a horticultural production plan
  8. AHCWRK501 Plan, implement and review a quality assurance program
  9. AHCPCM502 Collect and classify plants
  10. AHCMOM502 Implement a machinery management system

For further details please visit http://www.training.gov.au

Commencement Dates
There will be monthly intake for on-shore students and a quarterly intake for overseas students. Please contact info@ict.edu.au for confirmed dates.