AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture

CRICOS Code: 092566M

National Code: AHC40416

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 AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture qualifies individuals who apply broad range of specialised knowledge and skills in varied contexts to undertake skilled work and as a pathway for further learning. Graduates at this level have broad factual, technical and some theoretical knowledge of a specific area or a broad field of work and learning. AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture includes classroom and practical training to develop cognitive, technical and communication skills in management of the environment, staff, budget, farm machinery, irrigation, propagation, plant nutrition, harvesting and work health and safety (WHS) etc.

On successful completion of this course you will be awarded with AHC40416 Certificate IV 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, but are not limited to, AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture.
Expected Employment Outcome example This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge across a broad coverage of the industry prior to undertaking higher roles. Job titles may include Senior horticulturist and horticulture team leader 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 12 core and elective units of competence:

  1. AHCWHS401 Maintain work health and safety processes (core)
  2. AHCNSY402 Plan a propagation program
  3. AHCSOL401 Sample soils and interpret results
  4. AHCPMG409 Implement a pest management plan
  5. AHCPCM401 Recommended plants and cultural practices
  6. AHCMOM402 Supervise maintenance of property machinery and equipment
  7. AHCPCM402 Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program
  8. AHCIRG408 Schedule irrigations
  9. AHCORG403 Manage organic soil improvement
  10. AHCBUS404 Operate within a budget framework
  11. AHCNAR402 Plan the implementation of revegetation works
  12. AHCPGD401 Design plant displays

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.