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
7 Apr, 30 Jun, 22 Sep
Intake Dates – 2022
12 Jan, 6 Apr, 29 Jun, 21 Sep
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||Total|
|AUD $8,000||AUD $250||AUD $350||AUD $8,600|
For full details on fees and refunds please see Student Fees and Charges Policy
The 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 personnel working in horticulture at a level requiring higher technical skills.
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 = 10
Core Units = 0 Elective Units = 10
1 AHCCHM501 Develop and manage a chemical use strategy (Elective)
2 AHCWHS502 Manage work health and safety processes (Elective)
3 AHCPHT502 Develop a horticultural production plan (Elective)
4 AHCNSY402 Plan a propagation program (Elective)
5 AHCHYD501 Develop a plan for a hydroponic system (Elective)
6 AHCPCM501 Diagnose plant health problems (Elective)
7 AHCPCM502 Collect and classify plants (Elective)
8 AHCSOL505 Monitor and manage soils for production projects (Elective)
9 AHCBUS513 Market products and services (Elective)
10 AHCBUS514 Negotiate and monitor contracts (Elective)
For further details about each unit of competency please refer to the AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture.
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).
Assessment methods include but are not limited to Roleplays; observation/demonstration of practical skills; Case studies; Written reports; Presentations; Written tests.
On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture. 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).
AHC60216 Advanced Diploma of Horticulture, AHC60520 Advanced Diploma of Arboriculture or relevant bachelor’s degree at Australian Universities (Ironwood Institute does not guarantee an automatic pathway to a university degree and advises students to seek confirmation with the university). Please refer to Ironwood University Pathways for further details.
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. For those with appropriate work experience, knowledge, and skills gained from this Diploma can help the candidate to take on the following roles which include but are not limited to:
- Senior Horticulturist
- Parks and Garden manager
- Horticulture enterprise manager
(Ironwood Institute does not guarantee an employment outcome, licence, or accreditation at the completion of this qualification).
Material and Equipment Required
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.