AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture

CRICOS Code: 092542G

National Code: AHC30716

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 12 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
Graduates of AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture will have factual, technical, procedural and theoretical knowledge in an area of work and learning. AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture includes classroom and practical training and assessment to develop cognitive and communication skills in horticultural crop/plant selection, cultivation, management of soil, irrigation, fertilizers, weeds, pests and diseases, handling of chemicals and work health and safety (WHS) etc.

On successful completion of this course you will be awarded with AHC30716 Certificate III in 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 any of the specialist qualifications at Certificate IV or Diploma level.

Expected Employment Outcome example
AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture provides a general vocational outcome in amenity horticulture. Job titles may include Horticulturalist, Gardener etc.
Note: Completion of an Ironwood course does not guarantee an employment outcome.

Units of Competency

  1. AHCWHS301 Contribute to Work, health and safety processes (core)
  2. AHCBER301 Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response
  3. AHCSOL301 Prepare growing media
  4. AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
  5. AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
  6. AHCIRG332 Operate pressurised irrigation systems
  7. AHCIRG306 Troubleshoot irrigation systems
  8. AHCNSY301 Maintain nursery plants
  9. AHCNSY302 Receive and dispatch nursery products
  10. AHCNSY306 Implement a propagation plan
  11. AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders (core)
  12. AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
  13. AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture (core)
  14. AHCPMG301 Control weeds (core)
  15. AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvement for garden and turf areas (core)
  16. AHCNSY305 Prepare specialised plants

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.