Estimated completion time: 0.5 year/s
The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.
This qualification underpins a range of work functions and job roles that can lead to a horticultural trade qualification.
Also, this qualification may be available by Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Workplace Assessment (WPA).
This qualification is suitable for VET in Secondary Schools (VSS) or learners with no previous connection to the horticulture industry or relevant employment history..
Based on course nominal hours of between 415- 495 hours, approximate 2020 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $1,411.00 - $1,683.00
Domestic Full Fees: $7,055.00- $8,415.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement
The following Fees are applicable to this course:
This course is subsidised by the NT Government.
2020: VET Tuition Fees for 2020 will be charged at $3.40 per nominal hour for subsidised training. More detailed Information about 2020 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide.
In some circumstances this course may be available as fee-for-service. Please contact the relevant team to discuss delivery charges for this program.
Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Horticulture include:
- Landscape Worker
- Horticulture worker or assistant
Credit transfers & pathways
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
This can include skills from:
- Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
- Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
- Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).
RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.
Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.
For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email email@example.com.
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.
Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.
Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.
Pathways from the qualification
AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture or AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations.
CDU Entry Requirements
There are no entry requirements for this qualification; however students will undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment to determine applicable support requirements.
This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package .
Away from base
AFB: This is an approved Away From Base (AFB) 'mixed-mode' course.For further information about AFB see www.cdu.edu.au/afb
Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au
Location and study mode
Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.
Locations: Casuarina, Remote
Study Mode: On campus, workplace assessment
Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.
Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.
Conservation and Land Management (Top End)
Horticulture (Top End)
Conservation and Land Management (Central)
To achieve a CERTIFICATE II in HORTICULTURE a total of FIFTEEN (15) units of competency must be completed comprising FIVE (5) Core and TEN (10) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.
The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 420 460
Module/Unit of Competency
|CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY|
|AHCWHS201||Participate in work health and safety processes||20|
|AHCPMG202||Treat plant pest, diseases and disorders||30|
|AHCSOL202||Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing||30|
|Total nominal hours for core units||160|
|ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY (Select 10 units)|
|AHCCHM201||Apply chemicals under supervision||30|
|AHCIRG215||Assist with low volume irrigation operations||40|
|AHCLSC201||Assist with landscape construction work||30|
|AHCMOM203||Operate basic machinery and equipment||20|
|AHCNSY201||Pot up plants||20|
|AHCNSY202||Care for nursery plants||30|
|AHCNSY203||Undertake propagation activities||30|
|AHCPGD201||Plant trees and shrubs||20|
|AHCPGD203||Prune shrubs and small trees||35|
|MEM18001C||Use hand tools||20|
|AHCPHT201||Plant horticultural crops (unnamed)||25|
|AHCSOL305||Prepare growing media (unnamed)||40|
Maintain indoor plants
|Total nominal hours for elective units||260 - 300|
|Total nominal hours for the qualification||420 - 460|
*Electives offered may vary between campuses - contact the relevant team for details.