Certificate II in Horticulture

Course Description

Gain an introduction to the horticulture industry by acquiring real-world skills and knowledge in how to:

  • recognise, propagate, pot up and plant different plants
  • prune shrubs and small trees
  • treat weeds, pests and diseases
  • care for nursery plants
  • maintain indoor plants and plant displays.

Career Opportunities

The qualification is suited to VET in Schools programs for high school students considering employment in the Horticulture Industry, or anyone looking to work as a horticulture assistant in a nursery or in parks and gardens.

Core Units

Course Requirements

To be awarded this qualification, you must successfully complete fifteen units of competency. There are five core units and ten elective units to complete. Click on the Core and Elective buttons to see the units included in this course.

  • AHCPCM201
    Recognise Plants
  • AHCPMG201
    Treat weeds
  • AHCPMG202
    Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • AHCSOL202
    Assist with soil or growing media sampling & testing
  • AHCWHS201
    Participate in Work Health and Safety Processes

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Elective Units

  • AHCNSY201
    Pot up plants
  • AHCNSY202
    Care for nursery plants
  • AHCNSY203
    Undertake propagation activities
  • AHCNSY204
    Maintain indoor plants
  • AHCPGD201
    Plant trees and shrubs
  • AHCPGD202
    Prepare and maintain plant displays
  • AHCPGD203
    Prune shrubs and small trees
  • AHCWRK204
    Work effectively in the industry
  • AHCWRK205
    Participate in workplace communications
  • AHCWRK209
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

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Course Delivery

  • This course is a combination of practical and theory work undertaken at your school or at a DGT Training Facility.

Program Length

  • This course is delivered through a variety of flexible options. Contact us for information on training options and locations in South East Queensland.

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