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Vocational Education & Training

AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture

Not available to international students.
Overview

AHC30716

Casuarina

Estimated completion time: 1 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 6 semesters part-time Traineeship or 2 semesters full-time. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
PRIMARY INDUSTRY
Occupation types
Gardener (General)
Area of study
Horticulture
Science, Environmental Science and Management

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in amenity horticulture. It provides a broad skill and knowledge base, and builds on skills and knowledge gained from Certificate II in Horticulture or the workplace. It may be appropriate for current or previous horticultural employees who wish to have their skills and knowledge formally recognised.

AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture is available for a traineeship.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as AHC30716 include:

  • gardener
  • horticulturist
  • landscape construction
  • landscape maintenance
  • nursery production
  • production horticulturist at a trade level
  • retail nursery

Credit transfers and pathways

Skills recognition

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 Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer

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

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline. <br />

Pathways into the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture.

Entry requirements

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

To gain entry into AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture, candidates require:

  • Successful completion of AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture or related qualification; or
  • Minimum 1 year previous/current employment within the Horticulture industry.
  • Trainees must have a work contract.

Students will also undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment to determine applicable support requirements.

All VET International applicants are required to meet the English language proficiency for their chosen course of study.

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package.

Additional information

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

Employability skills

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

Study Mode: On campus, workplace assessment

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Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

Course structure

To achieve a CERTIFICATE III IN HORTICULTURE a total of SIXTEEN (16) units of competency must be completed comprising FIVE (5) Core and ELEVEN (11) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 1130 - 1180. The total nominal hours for this qualification will vary depending on the elective units selected.
 

Code Module/Unit of Competency

Hours

CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture 70
AHCPMG301 Control weeds 70
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders 80
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas 60
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes 50
  Total nominal hours for core units 330
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY (select  11 units)
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals 70
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals 50
AHCIRG331 Install pressurised irrigation systems 70
AHCLSC301 Set out site for construction works 50
AHCLSC302 Construct landscape features using concrete 80
AHCLSC306 Implement a paving project 100
AHCNSY306 Implement a propagation plan 90
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program 60
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens 80
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program 80
AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program 100
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities 70
  Total nominal hours for elective units 800 - 850
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 1130 -  1180

Course fees

Domestic Students
2022 VET fees will be published as soon as they become available.

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

VET full fees are applicable to this course.
2021: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses are available in the VET Student Guide.
2022: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

VET tuition fees

NT Government subsidised places are available for this course.
2021: VET Tuition Fees for 2021 will be charged at $3.50 per nominal hour for subsidised training. More detailed Information about 2021 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents will be published in the 2021 VET Student Guide or VET Fees.
2022: VET Tuition Fees for 2022 will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

Fee for service

In some circumstances this course may be available as fee-for-service. Please contact the relevant team to discuss delivery charges for this program.

International Students

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