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Diploma of Horticulture

  • Diploma

Further your passion for a career in horticulture with this qualification.

Key details

Degree Type
Course Code
AHC50416, 092586G
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$6,240 per year / $6,495 total
International Fees
$6,240 per year / $6,495 total

About this course

Further your passion for a career in horticulture with this qualification. Learn the vital business skills needed to manage large projects including preparing estimates, quotes and tenders, selecting plants and landscape solutions, managing plant health programs, developing production plans and managing staff and services.

During this course you will also gain the skills and knowledge required to design, plan, implement, manage and evaluate horticultural operations and processes and how to effectively manage and maintain public and private parks, reserves, gardens, natural bushland and community recreation areas.

Employment prospects exist in local government, state government, nursery and turf, floriculture, gardening and the landscape industry.

This course is superseded.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 AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture is required for entry into this course.

Please view Admission requirements for your country of origin.

Study locations


Career pathways

Career opportunities
  • Horticulturist
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Plant Nursery Manager
Career opportunities
  • Horticulturist
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Plant Nursery Manager
  • Horticulturist
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Plant Nursery Manager
  • Course structure

    To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 10 units. These 10 are comprised of 10 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

    There are no core units for this course.

    Elective units
      National ID
      Unit title
    • AHCBUS407
      Cost a project
    • AHCBUS515
      Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders
    • AHCDES509
      Assess landscape sites
    • AHCIRG437
      Schedule irrigations
    • AHCLSC504
      Survey and establish site levels
    • AHCPCM510
      Collect and classify plants
    • AHCPMG413
      Define the pest problem
    • AHCWRK504
      Assess new industry developments
    • AHCWRK509
      Provide specialist advice to clients
    • TLIR4002
      Source goods/services and evaluate contractors