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Certificate III in Horticulture

  • Certificate

Embark on your career in horticulture with this qualification.

Key details

Degree Type
Course Code
AHC30716, 092536F
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$6,240 per year / $6,934 total
International Fees
$6,240 per year / $6,934 total

About this course

Embark on your career in horticulture with this qualification. This course will further enhance your knowledge of plant identification and displays, plant propagation, pruning, installing and maintaining turf, and weed, pest and disease management.

You will also learn to install irrigation, how to safely prepare, store and apply chemicals, operate machinery and how to work in and maintain a safe and healthy workplace.

When you complete this course, you will have the knowledge and ability to undertake a variety of horticultural tasks with confidence and to industry standard.

You can improve your career prospects, by enrolling into AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture for a further 6 months.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Entry requirements

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 6.0 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 10.

Please view Admission requirements for your country of origin.

Study locations


Career pathways

Career opportunities
  • Horticulturist
Career opportunities
  • Horticulturist
  • Horticulturist
  • Course structure

    To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 16 units. These 16 are comprised of 5 core units and 11 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

    Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

    Core units
      National ID
      Unit title
    • AHCPCM302
      Provide information on plants and their culture
    • AHCPMG301
      Control weeds
    • AHCPMG302
      Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
    • AHCSOL303
      Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
    • AHCWHS301
      Contribute to work health and safety processes
    Elective units
      National ID
      Unit title
    • AHCCHM303
      Prepare and apply chemicals
    • AHCIRG306
      Troubleshoot irrigation systems
    • AHCIRG331
      Install pressurised irrigation systems
    • AHCNSY301
      Maintain nursery plants
    • AHCNSY306
      Implement a propagation plan
    • AHCPCM204 Recognise plants
    • AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
    • AHCPGD207 Plant trees and shrubs
    • AHCPGD209 Prune shrubs and small trees
    • AHCSOL301 Prepare growing media
    • AHCTRF303 Implement a grassed area maintenance program