The course will be delivered in 52 weeks (one year).
Full-time study for 40 weeks and a break period of 12 weeks between 4 study terms. Each study term is approx. 10 weeks long.
The scheduled contact study per week is 20 hours.
The classes are scheduled per study week for two full days (9 am to 5 pm) and the third half-day (either 9 am to 1 pm or 1 pm to 5 pm). There are also additional 10 hours of self-study scheduled per study week for students.
Intake Dates – 2021
8 Mar, 5 Apr, 19 Apr, 10 May, 24 May, 28 Jun, 19 Jul, 2 Aug, 23 Aug, 20 Sep, 11 Oct, 25 Oct, 8 Nov
Intake Dates – 2022
10 Jan, 24 Jan, 14 Feb, 7 Mar, 4 Apr, 18 Apr, 9 May, 23 May, 27 Jun, 18 Jul, 1 Aug, 22 Aug, 19 Sep, 10 Oct, 24 Oct, 7 Nov
Applicants must have completed Australian year 12 or equivalent overseas qualifications and be 18 years or older at the time of commencement. Overseas applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 equivalent. For complete details please refer to entry requirements.
Ironwood Institute will charge the learner for the enrolment application, tuition, material fees, and training product as per the nominated fee schedules as outlined below;
|Tuition Fees||Enrolment Fee||Material Fees||PPE||Total|
|AUD $5,900||AUD $250||AUD $350||AUD$373||AUD $6,873|
For full details on fees and refunds please see Student Fees and Charges Policy
This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in amenity horticulture. Certificate III in Horticulture includes classroom and practical training and assessment to develop skills and knowledge in crop/plant selection, cultivation, management of soil, irrigation, fertilizers, weeds, control of pests and diseases, handling of chemicals, and work health and safety procedures (WHS).
No occupational licensing, legislative, or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package Qualification
Total number of units = 16
Core Units = 5 Elective Units = 11
- AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes (Core)
- AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture (Core)
- AHCPMG301 Control weeds (Core)
- AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases, and disorders (Core)
- AHCSOL304 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas (Elective)
- AHCBIO305 Apply biosecurity measures (Core)
- AHCSOL305 Prepare growing media (Elective)
- AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals (Core)
- AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds, and diseases (Core)
- AHCPGD303 Perform specialist amenity pruning (Elective)
- AHCIRG338 Troubleshoot irrigation systems (Core)
- AHCNSY301 Maintain nursery plants (Core)
- AHCNSY302 Receive and dispatch nursery products (Elective)
- AHCNSY306 Implement a propagation plan (Core)
- AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program (Core)
- AHCNSY305 Prepare specialised plants (Elective)
For further details about each unit of competency please refer to AHC31116 Certificate III in Production Nursery
Mode of Delivery
Location of Delivery
Ironwood Institute is located at Level 3, 68 Grenfell Street, Adelaide 5000. The campus is in the heart of Adelaide City Centre, which offers an excellent blend of history, culture, modern lifestyle, and congenial learning environment. The site is well connected by public transport (bus, tram, and train).
Practical site: Adelaide City Council Nursery, War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide SA 5006.
Practical site: Adelaide Plant Growers is located on 594 States Road, Onkaparinga Hills South Australia 5163. This site is approx. 30 Km from Ironwood’s Grenfell St campus and is well connected by public transport (buses).
The institute does not provide transportation to practical sites and it is student’s responsibility to get there on time on practical training days either on a bus or at their own transport medium.
Assessment methods include but are not limited to: Roleplays; Observation/demonstration of practical skills; Case studies; Written reports; Presentations; Interview/oral questions; Written tests.
On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded AHC31116 Certificate III in Production Nursery. Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency within this Qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment. (By enrolling in this course, Ironwood Institute does not guarantee a learner will successfully complete and receive the qualification).
Certificate III in Landscape Construction, Certificate III in Arboriculture, Certificate IV in Horticulture, Certificate IV in Sports Turf Management, Certificate IV in Parks and Gardens, Certificate IV in Production Nursery, Diploma of Horticulture.
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. For those with appropriate work experience, knowledge, and skills gained from this Certificate III can help the candidate to take on the following roles which include but not limited to:
(Ironwood Institute does not guarantee an employment outcome, licence, or accreditation at the completion of this qualification).
Material and Equipment Required
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is compulsory for this course. Following are the PPE items
- Safety boots $100
- Broad-brimmed hat $20
- Garden gloves $10
- High visibility jacket $60
- High visibility cotton drill shirt $40
- Cotton drill cargo trousers $60
- Waterproof trousers $30
- Secateurs $53
Students can purchase through Ironwood Institute at the cost of AUD 373.00 or can make the items available at their own level before course commencement
Obligations and Rights of Learners
Institute Policies and Procedures
The ESOS legislation provides consumer protection to the enrolled students at Ironwood Institute. The written agreement, and the right to make complaints and seek appeals of decisions and action under various processes, does not affect the rights of the student to take action under the Australian Consumer Law if the Australian Consumer Law applies.